Ancient Siege Warfare. Persians, Greeks, Carthaginians and by Duncan B Campbell

By Duncan B Campbell

Когда тактика осады стала неотъемлемым условием успеха в войне, генералы перед инженерами и учеными поставили задачу разработать тактику, прорыва обороны и блокады города с помощью фокусов и обмана. Это увлекательное исследование отслеживает изменения в тактике осады от Древней Персии (6 веке до н. э.) до осад, осуществляемых Римом 2-й век до нашей эры), описывая широкий спектр оборудования и техники, которые использовались в этот период.

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LIGHT TANKS AND MAIN BATTLE TANKS to this standard. Modernised AMX-30s: A number of countries and companies have developed modernisation packages for AMX-30 MBT, only one has entered production, in Spain. AMX-30D ARV. AMX-30 AVLB. 155mm GCT self-propelled howitzer uses AMX-30 chassis (see SPGs). AMX-30 driver training tank is AMX-30 with turret replaced by observation cupola. AMX-30 EBG Combat Engineer Tractor. Roland anti-aircraft missile system. Shahine anti-aircraft missile system, built for Saudi Arabia.

STATUS In production. In service with Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. MANUFACTURERS Krauss-Maffei Wegmannn, Munich, Germany; MaK, Kiel, Germany; Federal Construction Works, Thun, Switzerland (licensed production). 33 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Leopard 2 MBT (Germany) 34 LIGHT TANKS AND MAIN BATTLE TANKS Above: Leopard 2 Improved (Leopard 2A5) of German Army Above right: Leopard 2 Improved (Strv 122) of Swedish Army Right: Leopard 2 Improved (Strv 122) of Swedish Army Left: Leopard 2 Improved (Strv 122) of Swedish Army 35 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Leopard 1 MBT (Germany) KEY RECOGNITION FEATURES • Well sloped glacis plate leads up to horizontal hull top extending right to rear of hull, driver's hatch in right side of roof to immediate rear of glacis plate, turret centre, engine rear, hull rear slopes slightly inwards.

First production Leopard 1 was delivered to the German Army in 1965 and production continued, with interruptions, until 1984. OTOBREDA produced Leopard 1 for the Italian Army, and MaK built a small quantity for both home and export markets. Driver sits front right with NBC pack and some ammunition to his left, turret centre, engine and transmission rear. Commander and gunner sit on right side of turret, loader left. The 105mm gun is fully stabilised and it power-elevates from -9° to +20° with turret traverse 360°.

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