The developments in fortification and artillery and ammunition have always been tightly knit. Guns were steadily becoming better and more accurate - the fortifications were built with more protection and better materials like concrete and steel. Field artillery and siege artillery were better and better, but so was fortress artillery. Howitzers, mortars and grenade launchers were able to aim their projectiles directly onto the forts, bunkers and casemates, but these were protected with concrete instead of stone and steel instead of water. Armoured fortification, panzerfesten and forts were equiped with turrets, cupolas and armour plates. Naval artillery was developing - not only for use on ships, but also in coast artillery, where the heavy guns were placed in coastal fortifications. Famous names like Krupp, Schneider, Creusot, Bofors, Vickers, Rheinmetall, Oerlikon, Armstrong and Cockerill - they were all manufacturers of guns and artillery. You can find and buy books on all different aspects of artillery at Fortress Books. Not only a new, recently published book, but also used books and antiquarian books.
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English, Paperback (2013)
History and development of German heavy siege artillery in World War One, a.o. the 'Dicke Berta'.
German, Hardcover (1939)
The book was published for the 50th anniversary of the Rheinmetall-Borsig factory, part of the Krupp company. Lavishly illustrated with high-quality photos of the different types of artillery guns made by Rheinmetall.
English, Hardcover (1998)