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U-Boot Im Focus Edition 16
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Submarine history for the enthusiast, a plethora of archive black and white previously unpublished photos, from archives, private collectors and well known experts in the field. Plus much more.
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Duel 92 Chinese Battleship vs Japanese%2
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The 1894-95 war between China and Japan, known in the West as the First Sino-Japanese War, lasted only nine months, but its impact resonates today. The Chinese Beiyang (Northern) Fleet was led by her flagship, Dingyuan, and her sister ship, Zhenyuan, which were the biggest in Asia; German-built armoured turret ships, they were armed with four 12in guns and two 6in guns, plus six smaller guns and three torpedo tubes. For their part the Japanese fleet, including the Matsushima and her sister ships Itsukushima and Hashidate, were each armed with a single 12.6in Canet gun and 11 or 12 4.7in guns, plus smaller guns and four torpedo tubes.
£13.99
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LOS! 42 U-Bunker Les Bases Sous-Marine
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FRENCH TEXT. Lavishly illustrated magazine.
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Italian Naval Camouflage of World War
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This is a major new study of Italian naval camouflage schemes developed and used during World War Two. When Italy entered the War in June 1942, the Regia Marina (Italian navy) was a force still under development and both Italian warships and merchant ships faced the War in their peace colours; and nor had any had prewar plans been made for camouflaging ships. At that time all the principal warships were painted in a light matt grey ('grigio cenerino chiaro'), which had been adopted in the 1920s and early '30s. With the advent of War, and the start of convoy traffic to Libya, the need to camouflage ships for purposes of deception, rather than outright concealment, became apparent and the first initiatives were undertaken. In the first part of the book, employing contemporary schematic drawings, photographs and his own CAD profiles, the author describes the development of the varied schemes that were adopted for the capital ships, such as, Caio Duilia and Littorio, cruisers, destroyers and torpedo boats, landing craft and merchant ships; even the royal yacht and small tugs were given camouflage schemes. In the second, and longest, part he depicts all the ships and their schemes, at different dates, with both sides of a ship shown where possible, in his own beautifully rendered schematic profiles, all in full colour, and it is this section with more than 700 drawings that gives the reader a complete and detailed picture of the whole development of Italian naval camouflage.
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Torpedo LOS! Les U-Boote Dans la Bat
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Superbly illustrated book. Covering this subject in detail. Split into sectors looking at each model, the author covers the design and technical characteristics with detailed specification, photos and illustrations.
£44.90
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LOS! Hors Series 19
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French Text. Lavishly illustrated magazine.
£14.90
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LOS! 41 LES 4 Vies d''un Cuirass
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FRENCH TEXT. Lavishly illustrated magazine.
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The King George V Class Battleships
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This new book collects in one volume the stories of all the British King George V Class battleships: HMS King George V; HMS Prince of Wales; HMS Duke of York;HMS Anson; HMS Howe. The author describes their history in the order in which they entered naval service, devoting great attention to their construction, precisely describing the differences between them. The author also reviews the history of Royal Navy service, the many curiosities in its policy and the people who had a direct influence on the fate of the ships. All the ships are described and illustrated with full technical specifications. Profusely illustrated with scale drawings and colour illustrations, there are also many excellent quality photographs primarily from private collections.
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Battleships Of The Third Reich: Vol
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This book tells the stories of and illustrate all the German battleships that were in Kriegsmarine service during WWII. The author describes the history of the ships in the order in which they entered service, devoting much precise attention to their construction and their differences in construction from other ships. The author also reviews the history of the Kriegsmarine service, the many curiosities in its policy and people who had a direct influence on the fate of the ships. All the ships are described and illustrated with full technical specifications. The book is profusely illustrated with the author's own scale drawings.
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Tito''s Jet Jockeys - US Jets in%2
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Tito’s Jet Jockeys, US Jets in Yugoslav Air Force During Cold War, is the monograph which describes the arguably most intensive almost Golden age of the Yugoslav Air Force. It became after the Tito’s clash with the Stalin in 1948, which expulsed Yugoslavia from Socialist lager, and renewal of the good relations with its former Second World War allies now core NATO states. After joining the Mutual Defence Aid Programme in late 1951, Yugoslavia started to receive contemporary or modern types of warplanes. Since March 1953 to late 1957, Yugoslav Air Force has received a total of 257 US Jets. Later, through commercial purchases, the number of the US Jets reached over 600 examples that soldiered in the YAF until mid-1970s and provided its backbone and unique Cold War experience. The book was written upon the declassified archival sources that are kept in Military Archive and YAF Museum in Belgrade, coupled with numerous interviews that authors gathered in many years. It featured some 380 photos, many of them never seen so far. Finally, it was titled upon the way how the American observers called Yugoslav pilots during the training in USAFE bases in Europe 1952-1953.
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RAIDERS German Auxiliary Cruisers of Wor
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German commerce raiders – auxiliary cruisers looking like harmless merchantmen, but carrying strong concealed armament – were operating worldwide on sea lanes during the Second World War. Even today they are an interesting and rarely described theme, being often cloaked in legends and “naval lore”. These mystery ships – similar to the Allied Q-ships from the First World War, old and almost derelict cargo vessels with concealed weapons, equipped to chase German submarines – were rebuilt in secrecy and could swiftly change their disguise using means on boardonly. They operated far from home, in the waters where enemy and neutral merchantmen weren´t expecting any danger. In spite of the fact that the British Royal Navy was watching all entrances into the Atlantic, nine German commerce raiders left German harbors undiscovered and mostly unopposed between 1940 and 1942, to disrupt British and Allied maritime communications on worlds´ oceans. Already there are some books, mostly in German, describing better known German raiders (armed merchant cruisers and some regular warships) or German armed merchant cruisers as a category, but here the author is trying to cover for the first time all operations of all German auxiliary cruisers in World War Two, being described chronologically for each ship. The story begins with a short historical overview of the war against commerce since the 19th Century and is concluded with some questions about the future. The main text is supplemented by attachments on armament and equipment of these German trade disruption cruisers, including tables listing their technical data and armament, together with detailed lists of all Allied and neutral merchant vessels sunk or seized by German armed merchant cruisers in World War Two. The book is illustrated with more than 200 photographs and drawings, showing the raiders, their victims, supply ships, other German warships available or suitable for the war against commerce, the armament of the armed merchant cruisers and the routes of all their voyages.
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LOS! 40 La Bataille de l'' Atlan
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FRENCH TEXT. Lavishly illustrated magazine.
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LOS! Hors Series 18
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French Text. Lavishly illustrated magazine.
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Der Kapitan : U-Boat Ace Hans Rose
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Hans Rose was one of Germany's most successful WWI U-boat aces, and her most successful ace during the convoy period when attacks by U-boats were most difficult and dangerous. Acknowledging his chivalry, Admiral Sims USN declared `Allied naval officers would be willing today to shake [his] hand.'This book is the only time the Rose family has agreed to make Hans Rose's personal papers available to any researcher or biographer. The authors present new information from the Krupp archives and naval archives in Britain, US, and Germany.
£20.00
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Kagero Super Drawings in 3D 16064 Airc
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Brief history covering the technical design work followed by a plethora of graphical illustrations including captioned walk-around 3d graphic illustrations
£27.99
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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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