By John Norris, Mike Fuller
The German 88 mm was once by means of a long way the main well-known and flexible artillery weapon of global warfare II. It used to be first used as an anti-aircraft weapon by way of the Condor Legion through the Spanish Civil struggle and observed additional provider within the German invasions of Poland and France, the place it was once first utilized in its anti-tank position. This function was once rather 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 used to be used because the major weapon on late-war German tanks, as a self-propelled gun, or even as an aerial weapon. This ebook covers these kinds of versions, explaining their layout, improvement and operational use.
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Like Admiral DuPont, he was relieved of command after the failed ironclad attack (which had no active army support), and was replaced on June 12, 1863, by Maj. Gen. Quincy Gillmore. Gillmore had commanded the successful Union attack on Fort Pulaski. Gillmore immediately launched a campaign to capture Battery Wagner on the north end of Morris Island as a base for bombarding Fort Sumter. Major combined army-navy attacks were carried out on July 11 and July 18. 41 Gillmore was sternly criticized for his brash actions by General Henry W.
220-21. 21 Silverstone, 4-10. 22 Ibid. 23 Navy ORs, series I, vol. 14, 265-66. , vol. 7, 793. , 758-59, 793. 26 Brooke, Brooke, 250. 27 Navy ORs, series I, vol. 7, 787-88. , 787-99. 29 Army ORs, series I, vol. 6, 146, 166-67. , 147. ” 31 C. R. P. Rodgers, “DuPont’s Attack at Charleston,” Battles and Leaders, vol. 4, 32. , 34. 33 John Ericsson, “The Early Monitors,” Battles and Leaders, vol. 4, 30. , 35; and Silverstone, 4-5. 35 Navy ORs, series I, vol. 14, 3-9. , 6-7. 37 Ibid. 38 Brooke, Brooke, 270.
62 Tucker, 239. 63 Navy ORs, series I, vol. 4, 566-67. , 567 65 Army ORs, series IV, vol. 1, 1021. , series I, vol. 28, part II, 525. , series I, vol. 14, 950-52. , series I, vol. 28 part II, 293, 300, 311, 336, and 539. 69 Lt. S. Barrett, in charge of the torpedoes for the Mobile Bay command, pointed out this fatal flaw in Mobile’s defenses in his after-action report, much to the embarrassment of Maj. Gen. Dabney Maury. Gen. Maury had to send a report directly to Jefferson Davis, in which he attempted to dismiss the charge, but the facts support Lt.
88mm Flak by John Norris, Mike Fuller