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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.

New Vanguard 305 Warships in the Baltic Campaign 1918-20

Product code:  51666NAV
A fascinating look at the British naval intervention in the Baltic in 1918-20, and at the British, Soviet and Baltic nationalist fleets that fought. Following the Russian Revolution of October 1917, the Baltic states became a battleground between Russian Reds and Whites, German troops and emerging Baltic independence forces. In November 1918, the British government decided to intervene, to protect British interests and to support the emerging Baltic states.

The Submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Army 1904-1945 Technical and Operational History

Product code:  41680NAV
Another superb book from Trojca. Full of information photos, plans and profile drawing. which will be of interest to all readers. This richly illustrated book offers a survey around the planning and the building of Japanese submarines from the import of the Holland class 1904-05 till the large and small underwater high speedboats of the I 201 and Ha 201 classes in 1945.

The U-Boat War: A Global History 1939-45

Product code:  48253NAV
The accepted historical narrative of the Second World War predominantly assigns U-boats to the so-called Battle of the Atlantic, almost as if the struggle over convoys between the new world and the old can be viewed in isolation from simultaneous events on land and in the air. This has become an almost accepted error. The U-boats war did not exist solely between 1940 and 1943, nor did the Atlantic battle occur in seclusion from other theatres of action. The story of Germany's second U-boat war b...

The Phantom of Scapa Flow: The Daring Exploit of U-Boat U-47

Product code:  09792NAV
Looking at the German operations within Scapa Flow. In-depth investigate brings to together interesting evidence from eyewitness accounts from both sides.

Super Drawings in 3D 16086 The Japanese Light Cruiser Yubari

Product code:  73908NAV
Brief history covering the technical design work followed by a plethora of graphical illustrations including captioned walk-around 3d graphic illustrations

Ship Models from the Age of Sail: Building and Enhancing Commercial Kits

Product code:  77539NAV
The vast majority of period ship models are built from kits, usually primarily of wood with some ready-made fittings. Although these commercial offerings have improved significantly in recent years, all of them can be enhanced in accuracy or detail by an experienced modelmaker. This book, by an expert ship modeller, distils lessons gleaned from a lifetime practising the hobby to the highest standards, setting out methods of improving basic kits and gradually developing the skills and confidence ...