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Armament and Equipment of the Russian
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Russian Import. This is a catalogue of Russian Naval Armaments contains over 1000 colour photos of equipment for Army, Airforce and Navy. Contains information on the Russian defence-industrial complex enterprises, developing and manufacturing modern weapons, training facilities and modern Russian combat equipment. In both Russian & English language.
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Warship 2019
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For over 40 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more, maintaining the impressive standards of scholarship and research with which Warship has become synonymous. In the 2019 edition of this celebrated title, articles include Hans Lengerer's exploration of the genesis of the Six-Six Fleet, Michele Cosentino's look at Project 1030, Italy's attempt to create a torpedo-armed attack and ballistic missile submarines, and A D Baker III's drawing feature on the USS Lebanon.
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The Last British Battleship: HMS Vangu
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The ninth HMS Vanguard, bearing one of the most illustrious names in the Royal Navy with honours from the Armada to Jutland, was the last and largest of Britain's battleships and was commissioned in 1946. Her design evolved from of the King George V class and incorporated much of the fully developed design for the two battleships, Lion & Temeraire, that were laid down in 1939 but never completed. At 813ft length overall and 42,300 tons, she was the last battleship to be built in the world and the only ship of her class. She was built during the Second World War and incorporated existing twin 15in mountings, and was part of the Royal Navy's response to the combined and increasing number of German and Japanese battleships in the early 1940s. She was immediately recognisable by her transom stern and high flared bow and had fine sea keeping ability. Her appearance after the end of hostilities, however, and her huge crew requirements proved a conundrum for the Royal Navy, her most significant role being that of Royal Yacht during the royal family's tour of South Africa in 1947.
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Cold War Fleet : Ships of the Roya
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Cold War Fleet is a selection of photographs of Royal Navy vessels from the 25 years from 1966 to 1991. Each is reproduced at an exceptionally high standard, accompanied by a detailed caption. Many of the photos are completely unique and have never been published, such as the images of the minesweepers HMS Wilton and HMS Bossington photographed during Operation Rheostat in 1974. There are many ships displayed that took part in the Falklands conflict and a large number of aerial photographs. Created by two of the most acclaimed naval photographers in the world, this stunning book is a window back in time to the Royal Navy of the Cold War, showing a fleet created to defend Britain and other NATO countries from Soviet attack. Featuring every kind of ship from aircraft carriers and destroyers to auxiliary vessels, this is a peerless resource for any enthusiast of naval history.
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Great World War II Weapons: The Bism
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The Bismarck is perhaps the most famous battleship of World War II. Much of the Allied fleet was diverted to hunting her down during her breakout into the Atlantic in 1941. The Bismarck is an in-depth examination of this classic ship that represented the pinnacle of the Nazi war machine at sea. The book begins by tracing the regrowth of the German navy after World War I, and Hitler's plans for rearmament. After 1935 the German navy is allowed to build capital ships again, and the book then examines every aspect of the Bismarck's development and construction, including detailed sections on her design, armament, powerplant, crew and armour. In addition, there is a chapter devoted to the Bismarck in action, with descriptions of the ship's only voyage in anger, its successful sinking of HMS Hood and the ship's final showdown 300 miles west of Ushant when she was torpedoed and then finished off by the guns of the Royal Navy. The book then briefly describes the building and career of the Tirpitz, the Bismarck's sister ship. With detailed appendices and artworks, The Bismarck is an exhaustive compendium on a classic German battleship
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New Vanguard 264
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In 1908 the most incredible naval arms race in history began. Flush with cash from rubber and coffee, Brazil decided to order three of the latest, greatest category of warship available - the dreadnought battleship. One Brazilian dreadnought by itself could defeat the combined gunnery of every other warship of all the other South American nations. Brazil's decision triggered its neighbour Argentina to order its own brace of dreadnoughts, which in turn forced Chile (which had fought boundary disputes with Argentina) to order some. In the process, the South American dreadnought mania drove the three participants nearly into insolvency, led to the bankruptcy of a major shipyard, and triggered a chain of events which led Turkey to declare war on Great Britain. It also produced several ground breaking dreadnought designs and one of the world's first aircraft carriers.
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Seaforth World Naval Review: 2019
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Now celebrating its tenth edition, World Naval Review provides an affordable but yet authoritative summary of global naval developments over the past 12 months. Regional surveys of fleet evolution and procurement by editor Conrad Waters are supplemented by in-depth articles from a range of subject experts focusing on significant new warships, technological advances and specific navies. Features in this edition include extended reviews of the new aircraft carriers USS Gerald R Ford and HMS Queen Elizabeth.
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Osprey New Vanguard 260 Soviet Cruise
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The Soviet Union's cruise missile submarines from the modified Whiskey, to the Oscar II classes were among the most formidable vessels of the Cold War. They were initially designed to carry land attack nuclear-tipped cruise missiles designed to strike targets on the eastern coast of the United States. By the late 1960s, however, submarine-launched ballistic missiles made the nuclear land-attack mission unnecessary, so existing classes were converted to the `carrier killer' role, armed with anti-ship cruise missiles designed to destroy US super-carriers and other important naval targets.
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Warship 2018
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Contains the usual diverse range of articles devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. Combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery and features articles
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The Age of Invincible  The Ship that
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From concept to design, through her various deployments (including the Falklands) and her evolving role and technical adaptation to meet changing strategic requirements, this book looks at the story of HMS Invincible
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The Lifeboat Service in England: The%2
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution was established in 1824 and has a long and proud tradition of saving life at sea and it currently runs 16 lifeboat stations along the north-east coast of England. This comprehensive book has details of every one, and covers their histories and the current operations and it also looks at old stations that have been closed
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The Titanic Expeditions  Diving to the
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This book presents a thorough analysis of the sophisticated technical equipment used by the , cinematographers and other specialists who have visited the legendary wreck 21/2 miles below the surface of the North Atlantic
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Legends of Warfare USS Iowa BB-61 The%
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This volume explores Iowa's design, construction, launching, and commissioning, as well as its extensive wartime activities in both World War II and Korea. Also covered are its post-Korea years in the reserve mothball fleet, re-commissioning in 1984, and coverage of the tragic 1989 turret explosion that killed forty-seven sailors
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Seaforth World Naval Review 2018
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A summary of all that has happened in the naval world in the past twelve months. Besides the latest warship projects, it also looks at wider issues of importance to navies, such as aviation and electronics, and calls on expertise from around the globe to give a balanced picture of what is going on and to interpret its significance. This edition includes an analysis of the Republic of Korea Navy and the response to its aggressive northern neighbour; the USN’s revamped Arleigh Burke class destroyer design, German F125 class frigates, and the RNZN’s Otago class offshore patrol vessels
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Legends of Warfare USS Yorktown (CV-5%
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This book explores Yorktown’s construction, pre-war and wartime activities through carefully researched photographs, many previously unpublished.
£19.99
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New Vanguard 242 Soviet Cold War Guide
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This volume examines the design, development, and intended role of these impressive, hi-tech warships, and recounts their dramatic operational history as NATO and Soviet warships faced off against each other during the long Cold War at sea.
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