RAILWAY ARTILLERY
the Characteristics,
Scope of Utility, etc.
of
Railway Artillery
Volume II
volume I in 2 volumes

edited by Duane D. Borchers, Sr.

BK-161 $55.00 (Foreign, $90.00)(8 1/2" x 11", soft cover, 220 pages), 1921
Also, 109 photos and blueprints.

                      INDEX

Access tracks
Action, administration of original orders
Action, orders for
Action, preparation of positions for
Adjustment of track
Advance of forcing cone
Aerial observation
Aiming point, finite
Aiming point., infinite
Air density, corrections for|
Ammunition, German long range gun
Ammunition storage, Belgian coast fortifications, conclusions on
Ammunition supply system:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Preussen
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Tirpitz
    28-centimeter mortar, Battery Groden
    305-millimeter gun, Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast fortifications, conclusions on
    German long-range gun
    Relative merits of design
Anchorage:
    German long-range gun
    Relative merits of design
Antifriction bearings; Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
Armament officer, Railway Artillery Reserve
Armor:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Preussen
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Tirpitz
    305-millimeter gun, Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
"Artillery C"
Assembly of railway artillery
Assembly of railway artillery, personnel and equipment for
Atmospheric saturation
Auto-frettage
Automatic supply of equipment
Automatic supply, Railway Artillery Reserve
Axle loads
Ballast
Ballastic wind
Ballasting
Battery epi
Beams, firing
Belgian coast defenses
Belgian coast defenses, geographical plan of
Belgian coast defenses, scope of service
Belgian coast defense gun, 38-centimeter, Battery Pommern
Blacksmith tools
Bombardment. of Paris, details of
Bombardment of Paris, effect of
Bomhardmnt of Paris, first impressions
Brakes, muzzle
Breakage of railway mounts
Breech mechanisms:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Tirpitz
    305-millimeter gun, Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
Buffer stops
Bursting of tubes
Calibers:
    Subdivisions of guns by
    Study of relative efficiency of
Camouflage
Camouflage, German long-range gun
Cannon, maintenance of
Car body; German long-range gun
Carpenter tools
Carriages:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter mortar, Battery Groden
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Preussen
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Tirpitz
    305-millimeter gun, Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
Carriages, top of gun; 28-centimeter mortar, Battery Groden
Center stakes
Classified information
Coast defense:
    Adaptation of railway artillery for
    Belgian
    Guns for
    Qualification of railway artillery for
Composite diagrams:
    A and B
    French
    Method of using
    United States
Combinations in design
Conclusions on:
    Equipment
    Guns
    Maintenance
    Mechanisms of Belgian coast defenses
    Mounts
    Shops
Construction:
    Firing epi
    Of artillery positions
    Track
Coppering
Corrections, to range and deflection
Counter-battery; Guns for
Cradles:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Prenssen
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Tirpitz
    305-millimeter gun. Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun. Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast defense guns, conclusions on
    Long-range German gun
Crane equipment, special, 16-inch American gun
Crossings, grade,
Cut and fill, side slopes
Curves, clearances on
Curves, to lay out
Deflectors, gas
Deployment of railway artillery
Depot supply of equipment
Depots of fuel
Design, combinations of, discussion of
Design details, relative merits of
Designs of long-range guns
Destruction:
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast. guns, conclusions on
    Guns for
Deviation Board, Pirie
Deviation Board, Unkle
Discussion of design combinations
Displacement of track, lateral, effect on accuracy of fire
Disposition of Railway Artillery
Drainage, track
Dressing the track
Earth work
Efficiency of different calibers, study of
Elevating mechanisms:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Preussen
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Tirpitz
    28-centimeter mortar, Battery Groden
    305-millimeter gun, Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
    German long range gun1
    Relative merits of design
Elevation stakes
Emplacement:
    15-centimeter gun, battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, battery Goeben
    28-centimeter German gun, battery Prenssen
    28-centimeter gun, battery Tirpitz
    28-centimeter mortar, battery Groden
    305-millimeter gun, battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun, battery Pommern
    German long-range gun
Emplacing wedges; Eolmer switch
Erosion
Epis:
    Battery
    Construction
    Group
    Limit
    Specifications
Equipment:
    Automatic supply
    Depot supply
    Disposition in action
    For assembly of railway artillery
    Shop, American
    Fire control
    Shop, French
    Shop, recommended
    Summary of conclusions on
    Table of
Expansion and joints
Explosives; Delivering capacity of 14-inch, 50-caliber gun
Fill, side slopes
Finite aiming point
Finite and infinite aiming point, application to railway artillery
Fire control data, preparation of
Fire control equipment
Firing beams
Firing epi
Firing epi, construction
Firing platform:
    German long range gun
    Forcing cone, advance of
French railway diagrams
Fuel, depots of
Garages
Garages, components|
Gas deflectors
Geographic plan of Belgian coast defenses
German defenses on Belgian coast
Goniometer, use of
Grade crossings
Group epi
Gun book for railway artillery
Guns:
    15-centimeter, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter mortar, Battery Groden
    28-centimeter, Battery Preussen
    28-centimeter, Battery Tirpitz
    305-millimeter, Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter, Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast defenses, conclusions on
    Conclusions as to calibers for service
    German long range
    Railway, service required of
    Reboring of
    Rechambering of
    Relative merits of design
    Relining of
    Retubing of
    Subdivision by calibers
    Subdivision for requirements of service
    Summary of conclusions on
Gun carriages:
    28-centimeter mortar, Battery Groden
    Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
Gunner's quadrant, use of
Handling of track materiel
History of installation of Belgian coast defenses
Inactive artillery, disposition of
Infinite aiming point
Inspection of railway artillery
Inspector:
    Ammunition
    Railway artillery
Installation of Belgian coast defenses, history of
Interdiction; Guns for
Joints, rail
Land warfare:
    Procedure in preparing for action
    Qualifications of railway artillery for
Lateral displacement of track, effect on accuracy of fire
Laying in direction
Laying, instruments for
Length of tracks
Long range gun:
    Design of
    German
    Miscellaneous designs of
    Powder
Machinist tools
Maintenance:
    Officer, railway artillery
    Of cannon
    Of railway artillery
    Organization for
    Of tracks5
    Responsibility for
    Summary of conclusions on
Material, track
Mechanics, special, railway artillery
Middle ordinate of curves
Mounts:
    Railway, conclusions as to types
    Subdivisions, according to service
    Summary of conclusions on
Muzzle brakes
Observation, aerial
Ordnance officers, railway artillery:
    Detailed functions of
    Duties of
    Qualifications of
Ordnance personnel, Railway Artillery Reserve
Ordnance supply officer, Railway Artillery Reserve
Overhang on curves
Panoramic sight, use of
Personnel for maintenance
Pirie deviation board
Plotting board, artillery
Powder for long-range guns
Projectiles, 38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
Protection:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Preussen
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Tirpitz
    305-millimeter gun, Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
Qualifications of railway artillery for land warfare and coast defense
Rails, replacing
Radial truck frames, 16-inch., American howitzer mount, model 1918
Rails, plan of placing
Railway artillery:
    Armament officer
    Assembly of
    Deployment of
    Disposition of
    Inspection of
    Inspector
    Maintenance of
    Maintenance officer
    Reserve, Ordnance personnel
    Service record for gun book
    Special mechanics
Railway car body:
    German long-range gun
    Relative merits of design
Railway clearances
Railway guns, service required of
Railway mounts:
    Wear and breakage of
    Raising the track
Range, quadrant, use of
Reboring
Rechambering
Recoil mechanisms:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Geeben
    28-centimeter mortar. Battery Groden
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Preussen
    28-centimeter gun. Battery Tirpitz,
    305-millimeter gun. Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
    German long-range gun
    Relative merits of design
Requirements of good tracks
Retubing
Reversing triangles
Rifled projectiles
Recuperators, Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
Relative efficiency of different calibers
Relining
Repair car
Repair facilities, line
Repair of shell cut
Replacing rails
Replacing ties
Saturation, atmospheric
Scope of service of Belgian coast defenses
Service, subdivision of guns according to
Service record of railway mounts, form for
Service required of railway guns
Shops:
    American equipment of
    French equipment of
    Location of
    Summary of conclusions on
Shop equipment:
    American
    French
    Recommended
Side slopes of cut and fill
Sliding mounts, method of laying for direction
Spare parts
Specifications of standard track
Splines, Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
Spread of rails on curves
Stakes:
    Center
    Elevation
Stops, buffer
Storage, ammunition, Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
Super-elevation
Super-elevation of outer rails on curves
Supply officer; Railway Artillery Reserve
Supply system, ammunition:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter mortar, Battery Groden
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Preussen
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Tirpitz
    305-millimeter gun, Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast. guns, conclusions on
    German long range gun
    Relative merits of design
Survey, preliminary
Swelling of tubes
Tables of classified data
Table of equipment
Targets in land warfare
Tamping ties
Temperature, corrections for
Thermometer readings, corrections for
Ties, plan of laying
Ties, replacing tamping
Tin-lead alloy
Tinner's tools
Tools and accessories
Tools:
    Blacksmith
    Carpenter
    Machinist
    Tinners
    Track
Top carriages; 28-centimeter mortar, Battery Groden
Tracks:
    Access
    Adjustment
    Construction
    Drainage
    Dressing and raising
    Laying
    Length
    Material
    Materiel, handling of
    Requirements of
    Study of location of
    Tools
Track work:
    For heavy artillery
    Specifications of
Traversing mechanisms:
    15-centimeter gun, Battery Irene
    17-centimeter gun, Battery Goeben
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Tirpitz
    28-centimeter mortar, Battery Grodeu
    28-centimeter gun, Battery Preussen
    305-millimeter gun, Battery Kaiser Wilhelm II
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Deutschland
    38-centimeter gun, Battery Pommern
    Belgian coast guns, conclusions on
    German long-range gun
    Relative merits of design
Triangles, reversing
Trucks:
    German long-range gun mount
    Relative merits of design
Turbo-cannon
Turnouts
United States composite diagram
United States composite diagrams, A and B
United States composite diagram, method of using
Water supply
Wear of guns
Wear of railway mounts
Weight, limits of
Wilson's correction board
Wyes, reversing

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