Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Slice 6 Volume 10

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Slice 6 Volume 10

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Excerpt: ...in this design, advantage being taken of the great lateral extent of the fort to spread the casemates under the faces, flanks and gorge, with a communication across the centre of the fort. This arrangement gives more freedom to the disposition of the cupolas. The thickness of the concrete over the casemate arches is more than 8 ft. Communication between the faces and the counterscarp galleries is obtained by posterns under the ditch. The armament, which is all protected by cupolas, is powerful. It consists of two 150-mm. (6 in.) guns, four 120-mm. (4.7 in.) guns, two 210-mm. (8.4 in.) howitzers, two 210-mm. (8.4 in.) mortars, four 57-mm. Q.F. guns for close defence. There is also a shielded electric light projector in the centre. This fort is a great advance on General Brialmontshow more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236729323
  • 9781236729323