Armoured Trains: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia 1826-2016

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The military was quick to see the advantages of railways in warfare, whether for the rapid deployment of men or the movement of heavy equipment like artillery. From here it was a short step to making the train a potent weapon in its own right - a mobile fort or a battleship on rails. Armed and armoured, they became the first practical self-propelled war machines, which by the time of the American Civil War were able to make a significant contribution to battlefield success. Thereafter, almost every belligerent nation with a ...

Armoured Trains: An Illustrated Encyclopaedia 1826-2016 2016, Seaforth Publishing, Barnsley

ISBN-13: 9781848322622

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