|Title||:||German Railroad Guns in Action - Armor No. 15|
|Publisher||:||Squadron Signal Publications No Additional Printings Listed edition May 1, 1993|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|File Size||:||595 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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German Railroad Guns in Action - Armor No. 15 Reviews
A very nice short booklet on WW II rail guns, plenty of photos and a brief history of each of these once grand weapons. I heartily recommend this one to all of you who are interested in the subject.
It is a brief summary of the subject, but gives more than enough to introduce the reader to a subject that is just not covered elsewhere. I have yet to find too many books on this subject, the other one is in German. The number of drawings could be more, but is more than enough to provide me the necessary information to create a model of a gun in a video game. It gives the reader information as to how difficult it is to fire and load these guns. Photos also show the roundtables used to traverse these guns. More than ample coverage for what I needed.
Good booklet! Provides a lot of information in 48 pages. There are plenty of black & white photos accompanying the text. The booklet describes German railway guns ranging in size from 15 cm through the immense 80 cm "Dora" or "Schwerer Gustav." The latter gun is described in detail in pages 35 - 41.
This volume in Squadron's "In Action" series provides a handy reference on German railroad artillery in the Second World War. The volume includes 76 excellent B/W photos, 12 line drawings and 7 color illustrations. Although brief, the volume does manage to cover a wide range of weapons, including German 15 cm, 17 cm, 20 cm, 21 cm, 24 cm, 28 cm and 80 cm guns, as well as captured French 30 cm, 32 cm, 34 cm and 37 cm railroad guns. Readers should particularly enjoy the coverage on the 80 cm "Dora" gun (biggest artillery piece ever made) and the lethal 28 cm K-5 "Anzio Annie" guns.