American Civil War Artillery 1861-65: Heavy Artillery by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

Due to the size of the sea coast of the USA, from the start American ordnance and engineers put an emphasis on heavy artillery fastened in coastal defences. The Union military organised its 'Heavy Artillery' into separate regiments, uniformed and outfitted otherwise. whereas the sector Artillery was once assigned around the scuffling with fronts Heavy Artillery devices served the large weapons within the forts and the defences of Washington. The Confederates didn't differentiate varieties of artillery and those who grew to become referred to as Heavy Artillery did so via casual organization instead of formal designation. This booklet information the advance and utilization of the massive weapons. New forefront 38 and forty also are to be had in one quantity distinctive variation as ‘American Civil conflict Artillery 1861-65’.

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Patton Museum An M26 tank belonging to the now closed Patton Museum of Armor and Cavalry is shown being prepared for shipment to Fort Benning, Georgia, where it form part of the vehicle collection of the future National Armor and Cavalry Museum. Chun-Lun-Hsu The only distinguishing external features on the M26A1 tank were the revised single baffle muzzle brake in place of the double baffle muzzle brake on the M26 tank and the addition of a bore evacuator behind the muzzle brake as seen here in this picture of the M3A1 90mm main gun on an M26A1 tank.

Army decided in January 1953, that the vehicle was unfit to be shipped overseas for use by our frontline units. Instead, the T48 tank was suitable only for in-country training duties, if a number of major design shortcomings were addressed first. Early production T48 tanks lacked the track tension idlers seen on the M46 and M47 series tanks, which were located between the rear set of road wheels and the rear hull-mounted drive sprockets. However, a decision was made early-on to reinstall them on series production vehicles.

Patton Museum The second pilot of the 120mm gun tank T43E2 is shown. After further modifications it was designated the 120mm gun, full tracked, combat tank M103A1. The elliptically shaped cast homogenous armor (CHA) hull for the T48 tank was copied from the M103A1 tank as was the upper rear hull design. Patton Museum With the adoption of the elliptically shaped hull from the T43 tank came a decrease in crew size on the proposed new medium tank from five to four. Done away with was the assistant driver/bow gunner’s position in the vehicle’s front hull.

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