88 mm FlaK 18/36/37/41 and PaK 43 1936-45 by John Norris, Mike Fuller

By John Norris, Mike Fuller

The German 88 mm was once via a ways the main well-known and flexible artillery weapon of worldwide struggle II. It used to be first used as an anti-aircraft weapon via the Condor Legion in the course of the Spanish Civil battle and observed additional provider within the German invasions of Poland and France, the place it used to be first utilized in its anti-tank position. This position used to be quite winning and the 88 grew to become feared by way of tank crews from North Africa to Russia. except those major roles the 88 mm was once used because the major weapon on late-war German tanks, as a self-propelled gun, or even as an aerial weapon. This booklet covers a majority of these variations, explaining their layout, improvement and operational use.

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30 mm ;> . 498 BC Phalanx The massed formation of armored spearmen used by all ancient Greek armies. Rhodes Sea, Island in the southeast Aegean famous in ancient times for its skilled slingers. Nomadic people who lived in ancient times on the plains north of the Black Sea; they were famous for their as skill horsemen and bowmen. Minor Asia in Persia, helped by Greek mainland states. Darius invades Greece; Persians defeated by Athenians at Marathon. 480 BC Darius's son Xerxes invades Greece once more.

E Macedonian conquerors In 360 BC, as the weakened city-states of Greece continued their endless wrangles, a ruthless, energetic young king took the throne of Macedonia. Philip II built up a superb army and embarked on a series of campaigns against the Greek city-states. He finally defeated them in 338 bc at the Battle of Chaeronea and became master of Greece. Two years later he was succeeded by his son Alexander. 3 m) long. When these pikes out in front of them, the heads of the first five ranks of pikes stuck out beyond the formation in a wicked steel hedge; impossible for any pons enemy with V Junior officer of over the old phalanx.

The towers were pushed along on rollers. e Macedonian conquerors In 360 BC, as the weakened city-states of Greece continued their endless wrangles, a ruthless, energetic young king took the throne of Macedonia. Philip II built up a superb army and embarked on a series of campaigns against the Greek city-states. He finally defeated them in 338 bc at the Battle of Chaeronea and became master of Greece. Two years later he was succeeded by his son Alexander. 3 m) long. When these pikes out in front of them, the heads of the first five ranks of pikes stuck out beyond the formation in a wicked steel hedge; impossible for any pons enemy with V Junior officer of over the old phalanx.

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