Distant Thunder: The U.S. Artillery from the Spanish American War to the end of the 20th century

Distant Thunder: The U.S. Artillery from the Spanish American War to the end of the 20th century

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Distant Thunder: The U.S. Artillery from the Spanish American War to the end of the 20th century




Author:Alejandro M de Quesada
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:7.44" x 9.69"
Photos:Color and b&w
Publisher:Frontline Books
ISBN:9781848328082
Item No. 9781848328082



The twentieth century was a time of near total transformation of artillery. The U.S. Army was at the forefront of these developments. American troops fighting the Spanish in Cuba during the Spanish-American War were equipped with the 1885-model field gun; nearly a century later American troops fielded an array of accurate, advanced and precise weapons systems during the Gulf War. This unique pictorial history examines the weapons – from field guns to MLRS and TACMs – and the equipment utilized by American troops along with the uniforms and insignia of U.S. artillerymen. It looks at field artillery, coastal artillery, anti-aircraft and a diverse array of modern missile types and systems. This is a useful guide to a crucial part of America's twentieth-century armed forces and offers valuable insights into the evolving world of modern artillery.