By A. J. R. Cormack
;Browning Automatics Pistols and the Hi-Power [Small hands Profile 02] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор:A. J. R. Cormack Название: Browning Automatics Pistols and the Hi-Power [Small hands Profile 02] Издательство:Profile guides Ltd Год: 1972 Формат: pdf,rar+3% Размер: 20.2MB Язык: английскийСтраниц: 22*2hotfile.com.com eighty five
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A poses in front of his vehicle prior to an exercise in early 1939. At the training garrison camps, there were large firing ranges and vast open areas of countryside where these vehicles could be put through their paces. I with a crew member during a training exercise. 92mm machine gun can clearly be seen. Although it was used extensively for training exercises before the war, it was clearly under-gunned and under-armoured and would not be able to fight effectively against heavier and superior enemy tanks.
92mm machine guns, both of which were capable of firing 650 rounds per minute, could be fired simultaneously or individually, and could only be traversed by the commander by hand. Entry and exit for the commander was through the small turret roof, whilst the driver could exit or enter the vehicle by a hinged rectangular door alongside the left of the superstructure. The tank had minimal armoured protection and featured five road wheels to a track side and each wheel was encased in rubber. Three rollers were fitted to the underside of the upper track run.
In most cases the defenders lacked any force capable of mounting a strong coordinated counter-attack. British artillery eager to stem the tide of the German onslaught, poured a storm of fire into advancing German columns, but they soon found that the Germans were too strong to be brought to a halt for any appreciable length of time. Two photographs showing the same decimated French town. Here light Panzers push forward. The quality of the German weapons, above all the tanks, was of immense importance to the Blitzkrieg.