By Joan Slonczewski
A Door into Ocean is the radical upon which the author's attractiveness as an incredible SF author largely rests. A ground-breaking paintings either one of feminist SF and of world-building challenging SF, it matters the Sharers of Shora, a state of girls on a far off moon within the a long way destiny who're pacifists, hugely complicated in organic sciences, and who reproduce through parthenogenesis--there are not any males--and tells of the conflicts that erupt while a neighboring civilization comes to a decision to enhance their ocean global, and ship in a military.
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The Kirov Plant No. 13 in Bryansk was evacuated to Ust-Katav in the Urals and made 82 mm mortars and mounts for 85 mm antiaircraft guns. Later the plant made rockets, 76 mm tank guns, and in 1944 it made 85 mm tank guns. The Stalin Plant No. 92 at Gorki, built under the first Five-Year Plan from 1931 to 1934, began production in 1934. The factory had a new design bureau and specialized in field artillery and tank guns. During World War II, it was the leading producer of artillery. It employed 30,000 workers, of which 30 percent were women, 30 percent youths, 45 percent men unfit for the army, and 5 percent wounded men released from the army.
The Soviets managed to hold on in 1941, trading space for time and profiting from Hitler’s interference in operations. In the war of attrition that followed, the battle of production became decisive. Soviet production of artillery and armored vehicles increased steadily throughout the war, while production of artillery and rifles peaked in 1942 to meet the demands of new units and replacement of battlefield losses. In the final years of the war, the Soviets reduced artillery and small arms production.
Even the best engine could not overcome the law of averages that led to destruction by enemy fire. Lend-lease English tank engines lasted much longer and therefore made them ideal training machines for Russian tank drivers, who needed many hours of experience. Soviet tank engines seldom lasted longer than a few hundred hours or about six months, the average life span of a tank on the eastern front. MOBILIZING ARMS PRODUCTION 25 Cost-effective, functional design simplified each part of a product.
A Door Into Ocean (Elysium Cycle, Book 1) by Joan Slonczewski