Illustrated Guide to Bombers of World War II by Bill Gunston

By Bill Gunston

Бомбардировщики Второй мировой войны. Descriptions of good over 50 plane varieties, plus many variations. greater than 14 specific line drawings, ninety dramatic photos, many in colour. Over forty colour drawings.

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Thus it may be argued that in general terms the outcome of the war was decided by size (the economically larger coalition won), but, nevertheless, if a large population and a large GDP were both highly desirable, a large GDP was better because of the developmental advantages which came with a higher level of GDP per head. The Soviet exception proves the rule, because it displayed a capacity for military mobilization characteristic of a much more highly developed economy, despite its relatively low income level.

D Howitzer-cannon. 7 <80 <147 <90 <140 <155 — — — — <50 <101 <75 <140 <145 — — — — <20 <25 <25 5-7 3-6 3-5 2-5 1-2 12-5 25-60 25-60 10-50 35-50 20 20 20-40 8-15 15-60 Germany 50mm (1938)° 75mm (1942)° 105mm Model 18/40* 105mm Model 18/40(42)" 150mm Model 18* 150mm (1939)fl 105mm (1940)' Japan 37mm Model 94fl 47mm Model 01° 75mm Model 95fl 105mm Model 92° 105mm Model 91* 105mm Model 96* 986 1,425 1,800 5,620 5,510 12,200 785 324 800 1,497 3,730 2,000 4,100 Notes: Cannon * Howitzer c Howitzer-cannon d Mortar e at 300m Source: IVMV, vol.

With the Anglo-American invasion of France, and the increasing likelihood of an Allied invasion of the Japanese islands, the Japanese mobilized millions of additional soldiers, while the Germans transferred part of their forces from east to west. As a result, in 1944, although the Axis cause was already lost, the contest had become more even again, with Allied burdens more evenly shared between east and west. The qualitative development of weaponry was very important in the evolution of the war, the development of war production, and the mobilization of industry.

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