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Warships of the Soviet Fleets 1939-45

Product code:  51935NAV
Seventy-five years after the end of the Second World War the details of Soviet ships, their activities and fates remain an enigma to the West. In wartime such information was classified and after a brief period of glasnost-openness the Russian state has again restricted access to historical archives. Therefore, the value - and originality - of this work is difficult to exaggerate. It sees the first publication of reliable data on both the seagoing fleets and riverine flotillas of the Soviet Navy...

Les Engins Des K-Verbande

Product code:  03632NAV
FRENCH LANGUAGE MAGAZINE. Very comprehensive, this book gives a technical presentation of all the versions of these machines designed, built and sent into combat by Germany before the end of the war: human torpedoes Neger, Marder and Hai, midget submarines Hecht, Biber , Molch and Seehund as well as the Linse explosive boats.

Cruisers of the Third Reich: Vol.2

Product code:  58853NAV
This book is a compilation in which we will find in one place (two volumes) the stories of all the German cruisers that were in Kriegsmarine service. Author describes their history in the order in which they entered the service, devoting much attention to their construction, precisely describing the differences among others. Going back to the history of the service, trying not to forget about the many curiosities in this policy and people who have a direct influence on their fate.

Crushing the Japanese Surface Fleet at the Battle of the Surigao Strait: The Last Crossing of the T

Product code:  58737NAV
In late 1944, the Second World War in the Pacific was going badly for Japan. The U.S. Pacific fleet had moved to the Mariana Islands in support of General MacArthur's army, which had landed on the east coast of Leyte in October. The U.S. 7th Fleet was near the Surigao Strait off Leyte. The Japanese strategy was to entrap the US Navy's 7th Fleet by its naval forces from the north in the Sibuyan Sea, and with assault from the south from Surigao Strait. On the afternoon of 24 October, 7th Fleet tor...

The Harwich Striking Force: The Royal Navy Front Line in the North Sea 1914-18

Product code:  15967NAV
The Harwich Force has made its name and will not be forgotten during the future annals of history, so said Rear Admiral Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt on Armistice Day 1918. But that fame has not endured. Yet for the whole duration of the First World War, the Harwich Striking Force was the front line of the Royal Navy, a force of cruisers and destroyers defending the seas for the Allies. Under a charismatic and aggressive leader, Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, U-boats, German cruisers, destroyers and light cra...

Shipcraft Special: Flower Class Corvettes

Product code:  20642NAV3
REPRINT - Shipcraft Special - Flower Class Corvettes. Provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans.

Anatomy of the Ship: The Aircraft Carrier Hiryu

Product code:  40264NAV
A uniquely detailed study of a Japanese aircraft carrier that took part in the attack on Pearl Harbour, before being sunk at Midway. Hiryu was an aircraft carrier built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the 1930s. Her aircraft supported the Japanese invasion of French Indochina in mid-1940 and during the first month of the Pacific War, she took part in the attack on Pearl Harbour and the Battle of Wake Island.

New Vanguard 308: Tanks at the Iron Curtain 1960-75

Product code:  48161MIL
A new analysis of the technology and tanks that faced off against each other on opposite sides of the Iron Curtain, during the very height of the Cold War. From the 1960s onwards, there was a generational shift in tank design and warfare with the advent of CBR (chemical, biological, radiological) protection and a move away from HEAT ammunition to APFSDS. This shift confronted the growing threat of guided anti-tank missiles and saw the introduction of composite armour.

New Vanguard 307: The Polish Navy 1918-45 From the Polish-Soviet War to World War II

Product code:  47003NAV
Packed with illustrations, this is a study of the Polish warships such as the Grom-class destroyers that were developed and built in the interwar years. Newly independent Poland's naval force was created in 1920, initially with six ex-German torpedo boats. However, after German-Soviet exercises off the Polish coast in 1924, funding for warships was hastily allocated.

The Ocean Class of the Second World War

Product code:  15530NAV
This new book tells the story of the Ocean class of standard cargo ships, their design, building and careers, and the author places them firmly in the context of the battle of the Atlantic which was raging at the time of the first launchings. They entered the vanguard of the Allied shipping effort at a time when the German U-boat threat was at its most dangerous, and British shipping resources were stretched to the limit. They were deployed in the North Atlantic, on the long supply routes around...

King George V-Class Battleships

Product code:  58393NAV
Following the First World War the major naval powers entered into an agreement restricting the construction of capital ships and limiting the numbers that signatories were allowed to maintain, so numerous ships were scrapped or disposed of and the majority of planned vessel were either cancelled whilst being built or never laid down. By the late 1920s the Royal Navy's battle force comprised of the two Nelson-class ships, the battlecruisers 'Hood', 'Renown' and 'Repulse', and 'Revenge' and Queen ...

Shipcraft 28 British Escort Destroyers of the Second World War

Product code:  81757NAV
The Ship Craft series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject, highlighting differences between ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans.