Distant Thunder

The U.S. Artillery from the Spanish American War to the end of the 20th century

Alejandro M de Quesada

This illustrated series presents the uniforms and equipment of the United States Army from the nineteenth century to the present day. Each volume combines detailed and informative captions with over 100 rare and unusual images. These books are a must for anyone interested in American military uniforms and the history of the United States Army.

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Date Published :
March 2016
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Series :
G.I. The Illustrated History of the American Solder, his Uniform and his Equipment
Illustration :
Color and b&w
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848328082
Pages : 72
Dimensions : 9.69 X 7.44 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The twentieth century was a time of near total transformation of artillery. The U.S. Army was at the forefront of these developments. American troops fighting the Spanish in Cuba during the Spanish-American War were equipped with the 1885-model field gun; nearly a century later American troops fielded an array of accurate, advanced and precise weapons systems during the Gulf War.

This unique pictorial history examines the weapons – from field guns to MLRS and TACMs – and the equipment utilized by American troops along with the uniforms and insignia of U.S. artillerymen. It looks at field artillery, coastal artillery, anti-aircraft and a diverse array of modern missile types and systems.

This is a useful guide to a crucial part of America's twentieth-century armed forces and offers valuable insights into the evolving world of modern artillery.

About The Author

ALEJANDRO M. DE QUESADA is the author of The Men of Fort Foster, Eickhorn Export Edged Weapons and Distant Thunder. A Fellow of The Company of Military Historians, he serves as Historian for the 7th Coast Guard Auxiliary District. He lives in Tampa, Florida.

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