Main Artillery

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Alsace Class Battleship - Design
... Three types of battleships were studied, all with the same main artillery arrangement, two turrets forward, one turret aft, and the same secondary artillery ... First, the main artillery consists in triple 380 mm turrets, for type n°1, in 406 mm triple turrets, for type n°2, in 380 mm quadruple turrets, for type n ... Second, the anti aircraft artillery, consisting in every case of dual mountings of 100 mm caliber (so-called pseudo turrets), had eight mountings, on types n° 1 and 2 ...
278th Armored Cavalry Regiment - History - World War II
... of the 30th (US) Infantry Division, it checked a German counterattack along the main Hauts-Vents Highway 11 July 1944 and Pont Hebert fell after protracted fighting 14 July 1944 ... VII (US) Corps made the main effort along the St ... medium and heavy bombers from the front line back to the enemy’s artillery positions to disorient and dislodge the Germans ...
Dunkerque Class Battleship - Design - Armament - Main Artillery
... The all-forward main artillery arrangement had been first introduced by the Royal Navy on the Nelson class battleships, but these warships had only three turrets ... Therefore, the entirety of the main artillery was able to fire forward, as the ship closed on her enemy, in an angle where she made the smallest possible target ... and heavier British battlefleet, so the concept of the main artillery concentrated in the bow seemed justified ...

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