Anti-tank mine

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  • Essay on International Warfare

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    Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction. It is this last treaty that has been the subject of much international attention in the last few years. That attention was generated through a multitude of causes including: the

  • Libertarianism And Anti-Landmines

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    Motorolla, a multinational telecommunication company was involved in selling electronic parts to mine manufacturers, indirectly contributing to the deaths caused by anti-personnel landmines. Back in January 1996, the news broadcasting Motorola’s semiconductor chip being found in a Chinese-made landmine in Cambodia spurred public debate over the company’s ethical code of conduct (HRW, 1997). Anti-personnel mines are explosive weapons built to harm and kill enemies, they are placed just below the grounds

  • D-DAY: The Events and Outcome of the Normandy Invasion Essay

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    network of trenches. In the Atlantic Wall, there were hundreds and hundreds of machine guns and heavy artillery. Then Rommel put in the mines. There were 6.5 million mines and 11 anti-personal mines, in all on the beach heads. There were mines of all sorts and kinds. There was the S-Mine (the soldiers called it Bouncing Betty’s), which were (anti-personal mines) shot into the air after being triggered and exploding in the air while sending a lethal spray of steel

  • Essay On D-Day

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    Unfortunately Britain and Canada both failed their attack but weakened the wall with bombs and tanks. Hitler's “Atlantic Wall” was an extremely long wall (length wise) and was no easy task to get through. The military had to pass anti-tank guns, mines, belgian gates (anti-tank gates), and anti-landing craft obstacles. Those were just the weapons there was also plenty of soldiers armed and ready to fight. Now the anti-tank guns were not in plain sight in fact they were actually disguised as houses and watchtowers

  • Dragon's Teeth: Unreliable Weapon Used During WWII

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    channel tanks into killing zones The development of fast-moving reliable tanks led to many ideas of how to slow or disable them. One of those ideas was to design obstacles to immobilize tanks by lifting their treads off the ground from below. These traps were first used during World War Two, predominantly in Europe, and were called Dragon’s Teeth. They are square pyramidal fortifications of reinforced concrete, arranged in irregular rows, and the idea was to slow down and channel tanks into killing

  • Equipment In Vietnam War

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    duty equipment like tank.”M48 Patton medium tank, M551 Sheridan, Centurion main battle tank (Australia). The American used a few Sherman M4A3-M4A6 medium tanks in Vietnam (The M4 Sherman medium tank was the most common Allied tank used in World War II.) However, by the time the Korean War had ended, the Americans had, for the most part, replaced the Sherman with more modern tanks. The North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong were supplied with Soviet tanks: the T-34/85 medium tank, which was first used

  • Three Reasons For The Allies's Success In The Invasion

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    history and there are lots of reasons why the Allies had success in the invasion. In this essay I will focus on three reasons I believe to be the most significant to victory. Those reasons are Air Supremacy, Unique and adapted tanks and Operation Fortitude South. D-Day tanks were specialised to fit the environment of Normandy while still being effective in combat. Air Supremacy was crucial to distract the Germans with the gliders, paratroopers, bombers, and fake dummies. Operation Fortitude South

  • Bartokampfwagen October Failure

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    Schachtellaufwerk. In this configuration, there were 24 road wheels on each side of the tank, and repair or replacement of one could require the removal of up to nine others. Worse, during the rasputitsa, or “time without roads,” mud, snow and ice frequently caught in-between wheels, jamming them or freezing them solid. Another problem with the Tiger was its weight. Its strong armor, unsloped, was heavy, with the tank weighing in at a staggering 60 tons. This significantly hindered its ability to use

  • Tank Weapons Research Paper

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    Tank Warfare Tanks- huge, movable, masses of metal capable of destroying anything in their path. It would only seem logical that tanks would be considered an important part of a country?s battle plan. However, in the early stages of WWII the tank was only seen as support for the infantry. As WWII progressed so did the view of tank uses in battle. Comparing and contrasting the United States, Britain, and German tanks during WWII would require one to look at a variety of design elements, the skills

  • Erwin Rommel : The Greatest Leader

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    party’s development, Rommel admired Hitler. Later, he sees the true evil that Hitler is capable of while serving in Poland and Africa. When Hitler and the Nazi party offered him a seat in politics, he declined and asked to command a tank division. He saw tanks as the next major player on the modern battlefield. Famous for leading from the frontline, Rommel could not accept running battles from a staff room, miles away. On the12 of February 1940, Rommel received his first field command over