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Super Drawings in 3D 16079 The German Battlecruiser SMS Derfflinger

Product code:  73052NAV
Brief history covering the technical design work followed by a plethora of graphical illustrations including captioned walk-around 3d graphic illustrations

WWP B023 Carrier Deck in Detail service on US Navy Nimitz Class Carrier Deck

Product code:  09784NAV
Contains a plethora of colour photos. Content covers history, walkaround, interior-detail, engine detail and chassis detail.

The Eastern Fleet and the Indian Ocean 1942-44 - The Fleet that Had to Hide

Product code:  83615NAV
The story of the British Eastern Fleet, which operated in the Indian Ocean against Japan, has rarely been told. Although it was the largest fleet deployed by the Royal Navy prior to 1945 and played a vital part in the theatre it was sent to protect, it has no place in the popular consciousness of the naval history of the Second World War. So Charles Stephenson deeply researched and absorbing narrative gives this forgotten fleet the recognition it deserves.

Gunboats, Empire and the China Station: The Royal Navy in 1920s East Asia

Product code:  76188NAV
Examining Britains imperial outposts in 1920s East Asia, this book explores the changes and challenges affecting the Royal Navy third largest fleet, the China Station, as its crews fought to hold back the changing tides of fortune. Bridging the gap between high level naval strategy and everyday imperial culture, Heaslip highlights the importance of the China Station to the British imperial system, foreign policy and East Asian geopolitics, while also revealing the lived experiences of these impe...

Images of War: Essex Class Aircraft Carriers 1943-1991

Product code:  72145NAV
Essex-class aircraft carriers played an essential role in the victory of the United States over Japan in the Second World War. Without these remarkable ships, the island-hopping campaign of American forces across the Pacific towards Japan would not have been possible. They also took part in the Korean and Vietnam wars that followed. During the Second World War they were at the centre of the powerful task groups that could put up hundreds of aircraft to support forces on the ground. They were als...

Super Drawings in 3D 16078 USS Stevens (DD-479) The Fletcher Class Destroyer

Product code:  48994NAV
Brief history covering the technical design work followed by a plethora of graphical illustrations including captioned walk-around 3d graphic illustrations

Fighting Ships of the U.S. Navy 1883-2019 Vol.1-Part.1 Aircraft Carriers, Fleet Carriers

Product code:  49005NAV
The first in a four-part series which provides details of all USN warships from 1893 to the present day. Every class and individual ship has an entry providing details of the procurement, dimensions and characteristics, and a summary of each ship's history and development. Volume One covers Fleet Carriers, Battle Carriers and Light Carriers.

U-552 - The Red Devil Boat - Its Operational History in Words and Images

Product code:  37340NAV
U-552 was one of the legendary U-boats of the Second World War. Under its commander Erich Topp, it carried out a total of ten operational patrols, sinking 30 ships and damaging three in a period of 20 months. In the days of the big convoy battles, when the Allies’ detection technology had not yet been perfected, before the German radio codes had been broken, and convoys were not or at best weakly escorted, Topp was among the U-boat arm’s most successful commanders. Within 16 months he was decora...

Legends of Warfare: US Landing Craft of World War II Vol.2 - The LCT, LSM, LCS(L)(3) and LST

Product code:  60121NAV
This second of two volumes on American landing craft of World War II focuses on the larger LCT, LSM, LCS(L)(3), and LST vessels that transported tanks and heavy equipment to the shores of North Africa and Normandy and throughout the Pacific. The need for massive numbers of landing craft capable of disgorging huge numbers of troops and equipment was predicted by the US Army in 1940. Later, the British army estimated that over 2,000 of such vessels would be required for the assault on Europe.

Haynes Manual Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat Manual : MGB 81 (British Power Boats) 1942-45

Product code:  11423NAV
During the Second World War the Royal Navy's flotillas of small, fast and powerfully armed motor gun boats (MGBs) were looked upon as the 'Spitfires of the seas'. Operating from their harbour bases around the south and east coasts of England, RN Coastal Forces crews would set out under cover of darkness to look for trouble with German shipping in the Channel and the North Sea. The centerpiece of this manual is MGB 81, a combat veteran that saw repeated action between 1942 and 1945 in the North S...

The Naval War of Pacific 1879-84 Saltpeter War

Product code:  58778NAV
The War of the Pacific (in Spanish, Guerra del Pacifico), also known as the Saltpeter War (Guerra del salitre), was a war between Chile and a Bolivian-Peruvian alliance that lasted from 1879 to 1884. It was fought over Chilean claims on coastal Bolivian territory in the Atacama Desert. The war ended with victory for Chile, which gained a significant amount of resource-rich territory from Peru and Bolivia. Chile's army took Bolivia's nitrate rich coastal region and Peru was defeated by Chile's na...

Ships in detail 001 Aircraft Carrier Juan Carlos 1 of the Spanish Navy

Product code:  SID001
Duke Hawkins new series has arrived. A complete portrait of this iconic ship, containing photos of all the features including action shots, deck views, weapons and maintenance in addition to up-to-date information.