Artillery Equipments of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-arms 96) by T.Wise PDF

By T.Wise

ISBN-10: 0850453364

ISBN-13: 9780850453362

Forty стр, около forty черно-белых фотографий и русунков, eight цветных вкллек.
Выпуск посвящен артиллерии времен Наполеоновских войн.
Дан внешний вид орудий, основные боеприпасы, конструкция лафетов, передков, конской упряжи, положение орудия во время перевозки, вспомогательное оборудование (зарядные ящики, телеги, полевые кузницы) и т.п.
Много фотографий орудий и снаряжения из музейных коллекций.

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Then on August 1, 1919, Admiral Benson issued a secret order abolishing the navy's Aviation Division. Somehow, Mitchell got a copy of that order and told the Senate Military Affairs Committee on September 12, 1919, that the navy did not have a separate bureau of aviation. Unaware of the order, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt came to the defense of the navy. " Mitchell then embarrassed Roosevelt by reading the order to the committee. 8 Mitchell was the best known, but he was not the only army flier Page 13 to attack publicly the navy and General Staff.

Army, two views on the employment of air power emerged. The General Staff viewed the air service as a servant of the ground forces, and they opposed the adoption of an air force based on a doctrine of strategic bombing. With Billy Mitchell as their spokes- Page 11 man, the supporters of strategic bombing looked to the wartime, long-range flights made by Italian Caproni bombers and Maj. Gen. Hugh Trenchard's planned raids on Germany with bombers of the Independent Air Force as examples to follow.

At his insistence, Page 24 Capt. George C. Kenney and a civilian at the Air Corps Tactical School translated an article by Giulio Douhet into English. Arguing that air power would be the decisive factor in any future war, Douhet reduced the role of the army and navy to preventing a surface invasion while the air force destroyed the enemy's industrial capability and morale. Douhet felt that the nation whose air force finished its work first would win. Foulois approved the translation and had it distributed widely through the Air Corps.

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