History of Anti-Aircraft Guns

History of Anti-Aircraft Guns

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...in that the settings in azimuth and elevation and the fuze setting are determined by apparatus in which any deviation of the flying target from its predetermined course is immediately obvious and readily corrected. A distinctive feature of the spherographic system is that an accurate, permanent record is necessarily left of the efficiency of each firing operation of the controlled batteries. It will be decidedly interesting, but most difficult, to compare the results obtained with this new system with the results obtained through the use of apparatus which was available for test under combat conditions. ANTI-AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUNS. The manner of participation by the United States in that part of the anti-aircraft program which was occupied by machine guns is possibly best described by photographs, of which a number are attached to this report. As to the machine guns themselves, which were manufactured in the United States, it will be borne in mind that they could be employed for several different purposes, and that their adaptation for anti-aircraft work was largely a matter of sights, special stocks, ammunition cases, special radiators to avoid the use of water-cooling, mounts, pedestals, ammunition, and transport equipment. The actual number of machine guns produced, for all purposes, may be obtained by reference to the report on machine guns and small arms. The ammunition for machine guns employed in anti-aircraft service was also in a large degree similar to that employed in machine guns used for other purposes. Information as to production for all purposes may be obtained by reference to report on machine-gun and small-arms ammunition. A great variety of design and experimentation was undertaken in the United States, on the basis of...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607929
  • 9781236607928