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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
Naval:1880-2000

1-PSHP016 016 PROFILE WARSHIPS:HM S/M Upholder 1 vol, 24 pgs 1970's UK, PROFILE PUBLICATION
GOOD-softcover ......$10.00

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1-PSHP026 026 PROFILE WARSHIPS:Rubis Free French Submarine 1 vol, 24 pgs 1970's UK, PROFILE PUBLICATION
GOOD-softcover ......$8.00

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1-SS4011 DESTROYER ESCORTS IN ACTION 1 vol, 50 pgs 2006 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$13.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS4016 US LIGHT CARRIERS IN ACTION 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$13.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS4020 US DESTROYERS PART (2) IN ACTION 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$13.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS4025 JAPANESE LIGHT CRUISERS IN ACTION 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$15.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS4028 GATO-CLASS SUBS IN ACTION The submarine war from 1942-1945 was borne by this class of Subs. 100 b/w photos, color profiles and detailed line drawings. Updated with 20 new color photos and up-to-date info on surviving vessels. 1 vol, 56 pgs 2009 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, REVISED EDIION ......$19.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS4033 US 110 FOOT SUBCHASERS IN ACTION 1 vol, 50 pgs 2009 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$15.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS5602 ON DECK:CV 16 USS LEXINGTON 1 vol, 80 pgs 2006 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$19.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS5604 ON DECK:PAMPANITO 1 vol, 80 pgs 2009 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$17.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS6094 USS TENNESEE IN WORLD WAR II Illust with 200+ photos and detailed drawings 1 vol, 80 pgs 2008 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, back in stock ......$19.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS6095 US NAVY FLYING BOATS AND AMPHIBIANS IN WWII Illust with 200+ photos and detailed drawings 1 vol, 80 pgs 2008 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-SS5601 Adcock, Al ON DECK: USS ALABAMA Covers the battleship from stem to stern, focusing on deck and superstructure details, weapons, and electronic systems used during WWII. Includes camouflage patterns and detailed color paintings. 40 pages of color. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-87790 Bagnasco, E LE NAVI DA BATTAGLIA CLASSE 'LITTORIO' 1937-1948 9x12, excellent b/w and color photos, drawings and plans. The author is known for his accuracy/detail 1 vol, 312 pgs 2008 ITALY, TUTTOSTORIA
NEW-dj ITALIAN text ......$95.00

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1-213660 Brown, Robert JAPANESE BATTLESHIPS: Fuso & Ise Classes The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This volume covers the two related classes of Japanese 14 inch-gunned battleships, originally built during WWI but subsequently totally reconstructed. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 UK, SEAFORTH PUBLISHING
NEW-pb, available early April 2017 ......$25.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-213860 Cestra, Carlo THE BATTLESHIP ROMA: 1942-1943 Another fine Kagero book in the series. Includes 117 graphics, 16 3D anaglyphs, a separate fold-out sheet with 1/350 scale drawings of the vessel, and 3D glasses -- apparently something new to the series.

Filled with Kagero's marvelous full-color 3D drawings of detailed elements of the ship, every part of the vessel is covered, both main and secondary armament, the ships' boats, bridge structure, aircraft catapult, bow with its' colorful red and white stripes for air recognition. Near the end of the book, a couple of pages include some cutaway images showing the gun turret and magazines down through the decks, and the many levels of a main gun turret. Being all in color, this provides a reference for anyone building a model of the Roma in 1/350 scale. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
NEW-pb, available late April 2017 ......$35.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-196440 Cosentino, M illust by E. Bagnasco LE PORTAEREI ITALIANE: From 1912 to 1990's This authoritative book studies the design of the first fledgling Italian 'aircraft carrier,' the Europe, in 1915, and then the Giuseppe Miraglia of 1927, as well as the technical characteristics of these ships and their aircraft. Italy continued carrier development into WWII with the Eagle, its carrier that was almost finished in 1943, but never saw service in the war.

After the war, Italy built several helicopter carriers, then return to the concept of 'the whole bridge' with the aircraft carrier Garibaldi in 1985 and the recent Cavour, both equipped with vertical take-off and landing aircraft.

Includes 8 color plates, and 400+ b/w photos and drawings.
1 vol, 248 pgs 2011 ITALY, ERMANNO ALBERTELLI
NEW-hardcover, available late September 2011 [Italian text] ......$88.00

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1-202000 Crossley, Jim MONITORS OF THE ROYAL NAVY: How the Fleet Brought the Big Guns to Bear Monitor warships mounted the biggest guns ever deployed by the Royal Navy, and played an undeniably important part in Allied efforts during WWI and WWII. They were built as cheap 'disposable' ships made out of redundant bits and pieces which the Admiralty happened to have available which could bring heavy artillery to bear on enemy coasts with pin point accuracy.

On at least one occasion, a force of only three monitors had a profound effect on the strategic situation in WWI. Being classed as disposable they were often exposed to risks far more recklessly than more expensive battle ships or heavy cruisers.

So impressive was their performance in WWI that two were retained in service into WWII and did such good work during the North African campaign that two new ones were built and they fought in the Mediterranean, in the Normandy landings, and in the advance of the Allied armies into occupied Europe. They astonished allies and enemies alike with the devastating effect of their accurate fire reaching targets 10 miles or more inland.

The book deals with the origins of monitors and how they evolved from the bomb ketches of the 18th century. It looks at how the various classes of monitor and explores their careers in both World Wars, including the particular impact they had on the various campaigns in which they fought. It attempts to assess their effectiveness as compared to some other classes of ship, and is sure to appeal to a wide range of related enthusiasts. 1 vol, 246 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
NEW-dj, available early June 2013 ......$40.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-71410 Dallies-Labourdette, Jean-Phillpe S-BOOTE:German E-boats in action 1939-1945 300 b/w photos & 50 color plates, detailed survey of the equipment & vessels of the fast boat flotilas. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2003 PARIS, HISTOIRE COLLECTIO
NEW-hardcover ......$35.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-205213 Doyle, David USS CALIFORNIA: Golden State Battleship BB-44 Visual History One of the new series of value-priced hard cover horizontal format books on US capital ships in the Second World War. Part of the 'Extended' Visual History format, this 168-page book is packed with large, clear images of the USS California.

Coverage begins with the laying of her keel in 1916 and continues with the ship's launching, commissioning and outfitting. The title then explores the ship's long history from her days in the 'Blue Water Navy' to her sinking at Pearl Harbor. Salvaged and refitted, the USS California was back in action at Saipan just 30 months later. The photographic coverage follows the history of the 'Prune Barge' all through her WWII experience right through to her decommissioning in 1959. The many photos are accompanied by beautifully rendered line drawings and color plates. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2015 US, AMPERSAND PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, available late December 2015 ......$23.00 rct

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1-SS14034 Doyle, David PT BOATS In Action American Patrol Torpedo - or PT boat - crews served valiantly in every theater during World War II. From the Aleutians to the Mediterranean these men harassed enemy shipping, launched attacks against much more formidable warships, rescued downed air crews, and spirited General Douglas MacArthur to safety from Corregidor Island in March of 1942. PT boats also laid mines and smokescreens, coordinated sea-air rescue actions, and conducted intelligence and raiding operations.

This 80-page volume chronicles the evolution, use, and eventual destruction of the US PT boat fleet through photographs, many of them in color. Coverage includes ELCO, Higgins, and Huckins boats. Illustrated with 210 photographs, color profiles, and detailed line drawings. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, available early October 2014 ......$19.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-SS26008 Doyle, David HIGGINS 78' PT BOAT On Deck Andrew Jackson Higgins's New Orleans boat-building firm, Higgins Industries, constructed numerous vessels for the US war effort during World War II. Among these were 78-foot Patrol Torpedo (PT) boats. While not as well-publicized as the 80-foot Elco PT boats, the 209 boats built by Higgins fought alongside their New Jersey-constructed counterparts, earning a reputation for ruggedness in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific.

This profusely-illustrated volume showcases the details of Higgins PTs preserved in Massachusetts, Texas, and even an operational example in Oregon -- the sole operational World War II PT in its original configuration. More than 80 color photographs of these preserved vessels are augmented by nearly 40 vintage photos illustrating rarely seen fine details of the wooden shipbuilders' craft. Illustrated with over 120 photographs. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, available late February 2012 ......$19.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS26011 Doyle, David USS KIDD On Deck Fletcher-class destroyers were the mainstay of the U.S. Navy's destroyer force during World War II. With 175 of the class commissioned, the Fletchers were the most numerous of the American 'Tin Cans' - as destroyers are affectionately known. Today, only one of the type has been preserved in WW II-configuration, the USS Kidd.

Named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who gave his life on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, the destroyer USS Kidd (DD-661) conducted two years of successful operations in the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II, before being struck by a kamikaze on 11 April 1945. In that incident, the Kidd lost 38 of her crewmen killed and another 55 wounded. After repairs, the destroyer rejoined the fleet, only to be decommissioned after the war. Recommissioned and brought back to active service during the Korean War, the Kidd remained an active Naval vessel until she was decommissioned for the last time in 1964.

Documented in 230-plus color close-up photos are the details of the exterior of the ship, as well as the interior spaces, where destroyer sailors lived, fought, and some died, painstakingly restored and preserved today in Baton Rouge by the Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission. 230+ photos. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, available May 2012 ......$19.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS34001 Doyle, David USS ARIZONA - Squadron at Sea Packed with rare photographs unearthed from sources throughout the country, this volume follows the history of one of America's most iconic naval vessels. View her keel laying under the watchful eye of (then) Undersecretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1914, follow her construction and commissioning in 1916, her service escorting Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference in 1918, her roles as a 'cruise ship' for President Herbert Hoover in 1931 and as a location for filming a Hollywood movie in 1934.

Glimpse the life of the crews that manned her and follow her through the maintenance and refits that dramatically changed her appearance. Describes the horrific explosion that ripped through her hull on the dark morning of 7 December 1941, and a series of unique photos document the years of wartime salvage work aboard the sunken battleship. Chronicled too is Arizona's ongoing service as a tomb and memorial to the 1,177 men who perished with her. A testament to the Arizona and her men brought to you as you've never seen them before. Illustrated with 288 photographs, five detailed line drawings, and seven color illustrations. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2011 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, available late October 2011 ......$25.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS34002 Doyle, David USS NORTH CAROLINA - Squadron at Sea Softcover version.

Laid down in 1937 and launched on 9 April 1941, the USS North Carolina was the first new construction battleship to enter service during World War II and took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific Theater, becoming the most decorated U.S. battleship of WWII. After a brief stint post war as a training ship, the North Carolina - dubbed in the press as the 'Showboat' - was laid up in the reserve fleet, before her eventual movement to Wilmington, in her namesake state, and her preservation there as a war memorial.

This second volume in the Squadron at Sea series traces the history of the North Carolina from her keel-laying to her preservation, photographically documenting the evolution of armament and electronics that resulted from her pre-Pearl Harbor design to its peak - bristling with guns to counter the threat of kamikaze attack as she operated against the Japanese home islands. In addition to the ship's evolution, this volume documents the North Carolina's wartime operations that earned her 12 battle-stars.

More than 330 photographs, many of them color, illustrate the ship, her crew, and their work and recreation. Her years in the reserve fleet and ultimate restoration are also covered in the book's 136 pages. Detailed line drawings illustrate North Carolina's changing configurations, and 11 color profiles show the various camouflage schemes worn by both the ship and her scouting aircraft through the years. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2011 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, available mid December 2011 ......$25.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS34003 Doyle, David USS TEXAS - Squadron at Sea The USS Texas proudly saw combat in both World Wars I and II, and since 1948 has been preserved in her namesake state as memorial to American servicemen. Armed with 10 14-inch guns and displacing 32,000 tons, the battleship is still a formidable sight as she enters into her second century. This massive, 152-page addition to the Squadron at Sea series tells the tale of the Texas and her crew.

Over 350 black-and-white and color photos not only showcase the construction, numerous voyages, modifications, combat action, and ultimate preservation of the ship, but also show the vessel as a home, office, and workshop for the men who served as her crew. These historic images are augmented with five line drawings illustrating her key configurations, as well as nine color profile illustrations depicting her aircraft, as well as the many camouflage schemes she wore. 1 vol, 152 pgs 2013 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, available mid to late January 2013 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS34004 Doyle, David USS SARATOGA - Squadron at Sea Faced with the restrictions of the Washington Navy Treaty, the US Navy had a choice: either scrap their partially completed battlecruisers Saratoga and Lexington or convert them into aircraft carriers. Wisely, the Navy chose the latter option and created what for many years would be the largest aircraft carriers built.

When commissioned in 1927, Saratoga's decks teamed with fabric-covered biplanes, and the ship and her crew projected US military power far beyond the nation's shores. So impressive was Saratoga that she and her crew served as a backdrop for two major Hollywood motion pictures. In 1941 she was called to do what she was built for, and for the next four years plied the Pacific, her biplanes replaced by the famed Wildcats, Hellcats, Dauntlesses and Avengers that prosecuted the war against Japan. Having survived two torpedo hits by Japanese subs, as well as repeated bomb and Kamikaze strikes, at war's end she took part in the huge Magic Carpet operation that transported thousands of US servicemen back to the mainland.

Deemed too old for the victorious Navy's postwar needs, her final duty was to test the survivability of an atomic blast. Still afloat after the first nuclear explosion, she was sent to the bottom of Bikini Atoll by the second of the blasts, and still rests there today, where she welcomes the occasional scuba diver. All these exploits, as well as others, including Saratoga's numerous refits, are presented and profusely illustrated with 383 color and b/w photos capturing the ship, her crew and aircraft supplemented by 11 line drawings and 25 color renderings. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2013 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, available early February 2013 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS34005 Doyle, David USS LEXINGTON CV-2: Squadron at Sea The USS Lexington - affectionately referred to as 'Lady Lex' - was the United States Navy's second aircraft carrier. Laid down as the lead ship of the Lexington-class battle cruisers, which were to have been the world's most powerful warships, the Washington Naval Treaty forbade her completion as such, but permitted her to be finished as an aircraft carrier.

Commissioned December 14, 1927, the Lexington and her fabric-covered biplanes deployed to the Pacific. Through the following years both the ship and her aircraft underwent numerous upgrades. These changes, along with her construction, the daily routine of the crew are fully chronicled.

The book also describes the transition of both men and machine as the nation plunged into the war, which ended for the Lexington on 8 May 1942, when she sank in the Coral Sea. No other single volume encompasses all the historic images that pack this latest volume. Illustrated with 235 photos, 14 color renderings, and detailed line drawings. 1 vol, 104 pgs 2013 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover, available mid March 2013 ......$25.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS34006 Doyle, David USS ALABAMA: Squadron at Sea The keel of the 35,000-ton battleship Alabama was laid in Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1940. Laborers swarmed to build the immense vessel as war raged elsewhere in the globe. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, their work took on new urgency, and the mighty battleship was placed in commission on 16 August 1942. Her first duties included bolstering the British Home Fleet, to protect convoys from such famed German surface raiders as Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Admiral Scheer.

By late 1943 Alabama was operating with the US fleet in the Pacific, her powerful antiaircraft battery, which was frequently augmented, putting up a shield over US carriers and her 16-inch guns firing on Japanese shore positions. This book documents all of these events through more than 200 vintage photos, illustrating these actions, as well as her construction and frequent refitting, before concluding with coverage of her years in the Navy's 'mothball fleet' and the saga of her preservation as a memorial.

The extensive array of archival photos is augmented by detailed line drawings and color profiles illustrating her varied camouflage schemes. Illustrated with 285 photographs, detailed line drawings and color profiles. 1 vol, 104 pgs 2013 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$25.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS4034 Doyle, David PT Boats in Action American Patrol Torpedo - or PT - boat crews served valiantly in every theater during WWII. From the Aleutians to the Mediterranean, these men harassed enemy shipping, launched attacks against much more formidable warships, rescued downed air crews, and spirited General Douglas MacArthur to safety from Corregidor Island in March of 1942. PT boats also laid mines and smokescreens, coordinated air-sea rescue actions, and conducted intelligence and raiding operations. This volume chronicles the evaluation, use, and eventual destruction of the US PT boat fleet through 180 photographs, many of them color. Coverage includes ELCO, Higgins, and Huckins boats. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2010 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$15.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS5607 Doyle, David ON DECK: IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS The Iowa-class battleships were America's-and the world's-last active battleships, serving as recently as 1995. Back in the World War II era, six of the class were ordered, and four completed; Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Missouri rose to fame as the site of the Japanese surrender ending WWII. Each armed with nine 16-inch rifles able to hurl 2,700-lb shells more than 23 miles, the Iowa's were capable of combating formidable sea-going foes. In actuality, however, their huge main guns were used instead to shell enemy land positions during WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. In later years their original arrays of 16-inch and five-inch guns were augmented with missiles, including the Harpoon as well as the Tomahawk cruise missiles. Explore the decks and depths of these mighty warships, once home to thousands of sailors through more than 270 color photos, carefully chosen to show the subtle differences between these four near-identical ships 1 vol, 88 pgs 2011 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$19.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS74001 Doyle, David USS ARIZONA - Squadron at Sea Packed with rare photographs unearthed from sources throughout the country, this volume follows the history of one of America's most iconic naval vessels. View her keel laying under the watchful eye of (then) Undersecretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1914, follow her construction and commissioning in 1916, her service escorting Woodrow Wilson to the Paris Peace Conference in 1918, her roles as a 'cruise ship' for President Herbert Hoover in 1931 and as a location for filming a Hollywood movie in 1934.

Glimpse the life of the crews that manned her and follow her through the maintenance and refits that dramatically changed her appearance. Describes the horrific explosion that ripped through her hull on the dark morning of 7 December 1941, and a series of unique photos document the years of wartime salvage work aboard the sunken battleship. Chronicled too is Arizona's ongoing service as a tomb and memorial to the 1,177 men who perished with her. A testament to the Arizona and her men brought to you as you've never seen them before. Illustrated with 288 photographs, five detailed line drawings, and seven color illustrations. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2011 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-hardcover, available late October 2011 ......$35.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS74002 Doyle, David USS NORTH CAROLINA - Squadron at Sea Softcover version.

Laid down in 1937 and launched on 9 April 1941, the USS North Carolina was the first new construction battleship to enter service during World War II and took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific Theater, becoming the most decorated U.S. battleship of WWII. After a brief stint post war as a training ship, the North Carolina - dubbed in the press as the 'Showboat' - was laid up in the reserve fleet, before her eventual movement to Wilmington, in her namesake state, and her preservation there as a war memorial.

This second volume in the Squadron at Sea series traces the history of the North Carolina from her keel-laying to her preservation, photographically documenting the evolution of armament and electronics that resulted from her pre-Pearl Harbor design to its peak - bristling with guns to counter the threat of kamikaze attack as she operated against the Japanese home islands. In addition to the ship's evolution, this volume documents the North Carolina's wartime operations that earned her 12 battle-stars.

More than 330 photographs, many of them color, illustrate the ship, her crew, and their work and recreation. Her years in the reserve fleet and ultimate restoration are also covered in the book's 136 pages. Detailed line drawings illustrate North Carolina's changing configurations, and 11 color profiles show the various camouflage schemes worn by both the ship and her scouting aircraft through the years. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2011 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-hardcover, available mid December 2011 ......$35.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-204360 Draminski, Stefan BATTLECRUISER HMS HOOD The text part of this book describes history of the ship's construction and service. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing HMS Hood's appearance in her final configuration, during battle of the Denmark Strait, 24 May 1941. Elements that are shown in detail include superstructures, armament, boats, equipments, rig, etc. Blueprints in 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. The publication is a great reference for building a detailed model of HMS Hood. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2014 POLAND, KAGERO
NEW-softcover, available late February 2014 ......$23.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-205430 Draminski, Stefan The Battleship USS Massachusetts The text part of this book describes history of the ship's construction and service. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing USS Massachusetts' appearance towards the end of her service in the Pacific, 1945. Elements that are shown in detail include superstructures, armament, fire control instruments, aircraft, boats, equipment, rig, etc. Blueprints in 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. The publication is a great reference for building a detailed model of USS Massachusetts. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 POLAND, KAGERO
NEW-softcover ......$23.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-207130 Draminski, Stefan THE HEAVY CRUISER LUTZOW The text part of this book describes technical specifications of the ship and her operational history in detail. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing Lutzow's appearance during Operation Rosselsprung, July 1942. Elements that are shown in detail include armament, rangefinders, radar, searchlights, catapult with aircraft, etc. Blueprints in 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. This publication is an invaluable help to any modeler working on this ships' replica. 140 graphics. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 POLAND, KAGERO
NEW-softcover, available mid December 2014 ......$27.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-207380 Draminski, Stefan AIRCRAFT CARRIER KAGA She was initially being built as a battleship, but as a result of a coincidence she became one of the first large carriers in history. She was a part of Japanese group of carriers that formed the core power of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the first half-year of the war in Pacific. After a daring attack on Pearl Harbor and a series of further victories, she suffered a reversal of fortune at the battle of Midway, where Kaga and three accompanying carriers were destroyed. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 POLAND, KAGERO
NEW-softcover ......$27.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-208740 Draminski, Stefan THE BATTLESHIP USS NORTH CAROLINA Launched in 1940, North Carolina was the first US newly-built battleship to have taken part in the war in the Pacific. During her busy combat career she demonstrated that battleships could perform very well indeed in their new role as escorts for fleet aircraft carriers and weapon platforms providing fire support for ground troops. Having earned no fewer than 15 Battle Stars during her wartime service, North Carolina was the most highly decorated US Navy battleship of World War II. After decommissioning, she escaped the chopping block and is preserved to this day as a floating museum. 100 graphics/illustrations. 1 vol, 70 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
NEW-softcover, available late June 2015 ......$27.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-208750 Draminski, Stefan THE VIIC TYPE U-BOOT The type VIIC was a slightly modified version of the successful VIIB. They had basically the same engine layout and power, but were slightly larger and heavier which made them not quite as fast as the VIIB. 5 torpedo tubes (4 at the bow and one at the stern) were installed in all but the following boats; only two bow tubes (U-72, U-78, U-80, U-554 and U-555) and no stern tube (U-203, U-331, U-351, U-401, U-431 and U-651). 91 graphics, 42 photos

The VIIC was the workhorse of the German U-boat force in World War Two from 1941 onwards and boats of this type were being built throughout the war. The first VIIC boat being commissioned was the U-69 in 1940. The VIIC was an effective fighting machine and was seen in almost all areas where the U-boat force operated although their range was not as great as the one of the larger IX types.

The VIIC came into service as the 'Happy Days' were almost over and it was this boat that faced the final defeat to the Allied anti-submarine campaign in late 1943 and 1944.

Perhaps the most famous VIIC boat was the U-96 which is featured in the movie Das Boot, other noticeable boats were the U-flak boats. Many of these boats were fitted with the Schnorkel in 1944-1945. This design saw one more improvement in the type VIIC/41 boat.

The larger mine-laying type VIID was a direct variant of the VIIC. 1 vol, 70 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-209190 Draminski, Stefan BATTLECRUISER HMS HOOD HMS Hood, launched in 1918 was the last battlecruiser built in Great Britain. She was named in honor of Admiral Samuel Hood and was to be the first of the Admiral-class battlecruisers, but a further three vessels were never completed. During the construction, the design had to be extensively modified to embody the experience of the Battle of Jutland, which markedly exposed insufficient armor of British battlecruisers. However not all shortcomings were eliminated, which later contributed to the loss of the ship. Includes 31 drawing sheets and three color profiles. 1 vol, 36 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-202990 Draninski, Stefan The Battleship HMS Dreadnought Another in this marvelous series. The text part of this book describes technical specifications of the ship and detailed history of her construction and service. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing HMS Dreadnought's appearance in 1907, at the beginning of her career.

Elements that are shown in detail include armament, boats, rig, etc. Additionally, numerous illustrations present the ship with her torpedo nets rigged. Blueprints in 1:700, 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. The publication is a great reference for building a detailed model of HMS Dreadnought. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2013 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-213370 Friedman, Norman BRITISH DESTROYERS & FRIGATES: The Second World War and After Oversized at 9.65x11.38 inches, this revised 3rd edition includes 200 b/w photos & ship profiles and covers the development of all the modern destroyer classes that fought in WWII. It looks at the emergency programs that produced vast numbers of trade protection vessels -- sloops, corvettes, and frigates -- and analyzes the pressures that shaped the post-war fleet and, until recently, dominated design. It concentrates on the policy and strategy changes that drive design decisions. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2015 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-198730 Giorgerini, George Augustus SHIPS OF ITALIAN LINE Volume I (1861-1875): Ironclad Corvette, Frigates, Gunboats The first volume of the series 'The ships of Italy' published in 1962 by George Augustus Giorgerini and Nani was dedicated to the ships of the line of the Italian Navy, which included all of these units classified as such at the time, including aircraft carriers. This new volume is the first armored ships, those born around 1860, with the classification of 'armored frigates,' the smaller corvettes and ironclad ironclad gunboats, and the only example of a ram armored towers. It begins with an examination of individual ships or classes of ships, dwelling longer on the facts of the battle of Lissa, which most of them participated. Then put in a proper light the activities of vessels during missions abroad. The subsequent volumes will be subject to pluricalibro battleships and battleships of the first and second world war. Includes 122 illustrations in b / w and 24 color, with 13 color profiles in large folded tables, and dozens of drawings. 1 vol, 378 pgs 2012 ITALY
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1-207960 Golalski, Waldemar THE HEAVY CRUISER ADMIRAL HIPPER Another new set of super 3D ship images from Kagero, this time for the German Navy heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper... the attraction from any ship modellers, are the detailed, full color 3D images of every detail of the vessel that you might want. Even small things like where the rails were fitted, the main and secondary armament, along with range-finders, radar arrays and even the binocular mountings on the look out stations.

Around the command tower and bridge, even details like the scuttles to cover the porthole glass is included, and floats for mine sweeping stowed round the turret barbettes. Stowage of the ships boats, the Arado aircraft mounted on its' catapult, even the graceful shape of the so-called 'Atlantic bow' are all beautifully rendered. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-SS5603 Goodall, Jim ON DECK:OHIO-CLASS SUBMARINES Since its inception in 1960, strategic deterrence has been the sole mission of the fleet ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), which provides the nation's most survivable and enduring nuclear strike capability. The eighteen submarines of the Ohio class replaced aging fleet ballistic missile submarines built in the1960s and are far more capable. Carrying

twenty-four Trident missiles each, the Ohio's carry fifty percent of all US strategic nuclear warheads and provide the sea-based 'leg' of the US strategic deterrent triad. An unprecedented bow-to-stern look at this critical US weapon system with more than 200 color and b/w photos, line drawings and 8 color profiles
1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-201310 Goralski, Waldemar JAPANESE HEAVY CRUISER TAKAO 3D color artwork, close-up views, photographs and scale line drawings

Takao was the first of four Takao-class heavy cruisers designed to be an improvement over the previous Myiki-class design. The Myiki had proved to be unstable and required modifications, which were incorporated into the Takao design.

The Takao-class ships were approved under the 1927 fiscal year budget as part of the Imperial Japanese Navy's strategy of the Decisive Battle, forming the backbone of a multipurpose long-range strike force. Takao was built by the Yokosuka Naval shipyards, and like her sister ships, was named after a mountain.

Launched on 12 May 1930 at the Yokosuka Navy Yard and commissioned on 31 May 1932, she was the lead ship of her class, assigned to the Pacific from the start of the war. In early 1942, Takao operated in the Java Sea in operations culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea in early March, when one of Takao's floatplanes bombed the Dutch merchant ship Enggano. The next night, Takao and Atago overtook the old United States Navy destroyer Pillsbury and sank her with no survivors. Throughout the rest of the war she was involved in various Pacific campaigns against the Allies.

About the Series This brand-new series focuses on the construction of famous ships - battleships, carriers, cruisers, and submarines. With groundbreaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable. With various close-up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this makes an exceptional reference tool. Information on the design, development and combat history of each vessel is also included, as well as numerous photographs and 1/350th scale drawings. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2012 POLAND,
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1-201570 Goralski, Waldemar THE BATTLESHIP USS ARIZONA 3D color artwork, close-up views, photographs and scale line drawings

About the Series This brand-new series focuses on the construction of famous ships - battleships, carriers, cruisers, and submarines. With groundbreaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable. With various close-up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this makes an exceptional reference tool. Information on the design, development and combat history of each vessel is also included, as well as numerous photographs and 1/350th scale drawings. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2013 JAPAN, KAGERO
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1-201580 Goralski, Waldemar THE BATTLESHIP BISMARCK The German battleship Bismarck is one of the most famous warships in history. The lead ship of her class, she was named after German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. At the time of her build, she was the largest warship ever commissioned.

Despite her fame, Bismarck took part in only one operation during her brief career. She and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen left Gotenhafen on the morning of 19 May 1941 for Operation Rheinubung, during which she was to intercept and destroy convoys between the United States and Great Britain. When Bismarck and Prinz Eugen attempted to break out into the Atlantic, they were discovered by the Royal Navy and were attacked in Denmark Strait. During the short engagement, the British flagship battle cruiser, HMS Hood, was sunk after several minutes of firing. In response, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the order to 'Sink the Bismarck,' spurring a relentless pursuit by the Royal Navy.

Two days later, Swordfish biplanes launched from the carrier HMS Ark Royal torpedoed the Bismarck. In the ensuing battle on the morning of 27 May 1941, Bismarck was heavily attacked for almost two hours before finally sinking and taking many German soldiers to their watery grave.

About the Series This brand-new series focuses on the construction of famous ships - battleships, carriers, cruisers, and submarines. With groundbreaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable. With various close-up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this makes an exceptional reference tool. Information on the design, development and combat history of each vessel is also included, as well as numerous photographs and 1/350th scale drawings. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2010 JAPAN, KAGERO
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1-202660 Goralski, Waldemar THE TYPE II U-BOAT The Type II U-boat - The latest book in Super Drawings in 3D series presents a brief description of the German Type II coastal submarines along with their general characteristics. The text is accompanied by 160 renderings which show the external appearance of all four sub-types including details such as various conning towers and armament variants as well as other fittings. Blueprints of the four sub-types in 1:144 scale (general and isometric views) are included on a separate sheet. This publication is an invaluable help to any modeler interested in building a replica of any of the Type II submarines. 1 vol, 76 pgs 2012
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1-204220 Goralski, Waldemar THE HEAVY CRUISER PRINZ EUGEN Following the defeat in the World War I, the Treaty of Versailles limited the tonnage of the German Navy to 144 thousand tons. Moreover, the treaty stipulated that new warships could only be built to replace the decommissioned ones. In 1921 a new law was enacted which brought about the creation of the Reichsmarine.

The few warships that Germany was allowed to keep were modernized and new ones were being built to replace the obsolete ones. Construction of light cruisers was a priority and the first of those, the Emden, was built to replace the Niobe launched in the 19th century.

In 1927, during the disarmament conference in Geneva, Germany demanded equal right as far as the expansion of the navy was concerned. Those demands were rejected, therefore, the Reichsmarine drew up an expansion plan. It stipulated construction of new warships within the coming years, including submarines, which were forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles. 176 drawings/photos. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2014 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-204270 Goralski, Waldemar THE JAPANESE DESTROYER KAGERO The Japanese destroyers truly made their mark during the war in the Pacific. Fast, heavily armed and manned by well-trained crews, they took part in some of the most memorable surface and air-sea battles of the Pacific War, but also in hundreds of lesser known actions.

Those workhorses of the Imperial Navy were employed in a wide variety of roles - from direct action against enemy fleet to escort duties and even pure transport tasks. Commander Hara Tameichi rightly observes that it was the destroyers that bore the brunt of the fighting at sea, and very few among them were as good as the Kagero class warships. 134 drawings/photos. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2014 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-207390 Goralski, Waldemar BATTLESHIP HARUNA The text part of this book describes history of the ship's construction and service. Includes 29 drawing sheets and color profiles. 1 vol, 32 pgs 2014 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-209200 Goralski, Waldemar JAPANESE CRUISER CHIKUMA According to arrangements of the Treaty of London, light cruisers could be armed with guns of maximum caliber of 155 mm, in number of up to 15 pieces. Japanese designers, admirals Fujimoto and Fukuda developed the design of a ship classified as medium type cruiser. Its task was the protection of the main forces of the fleet against the attacks of light forces of enemy and fighting other cruisers.

The ship was ordered under the Second Program of Fleet Development of 1934. Funds for the construction of the ship were secured in the budget for fiscal year 1935/36. The ship, named Chikuma (a river in Nagano prefecture on the island of Honshu) was built at Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki. The ship was laid down on 1 October 1935, launched on 19 March 1938 and commissioned on 20 May 1939. Includes 140 illustrations and graphics. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-SS14031 Gourley, John ARLEIGH BURKE-CLASS DESTROYERS IN ACTION Expanded Edition with more photos, updated content and 20+ more pages. Currently the most capable and sophisticated destroyer class in the world, Arleigh Burke-class had its beginnings in the mid-1970s, the result of a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) research project. In the years following the Vietnam War, cost and size constraints were dominate factors motivating the design process. The new ship had to be effect as an antisubmarine escort for the carrier battle groups, but also able to engage and neutralize airborne threats.

The new ship was also intended to replace older ships of several classes due for replacement. The need for Arleigh Burke, Flights of Ships, Ships of Flight, DDG-51 Class Operational Notes, Overhaul and Refit Periods, Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS), Operation Tomodaci & Odyssey Dawn, Shipboard Electronics, Aegis fire control illuminator AS-3444, SLQ-32 ECM antenna array, Radars, Data-links and SRS-1 Combat DF. Illustrated with over 200 color photos. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-SS14036 Gourley, John LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS IN ACTION Sea power in the 21st Century is rapidly taking on a new look - vastly different from the massive and ponderous navies of the past. Littoral combat ships or LCSs are a class of small surface vessels that are meant to operate in coastal areas where they can neutralize the many fluid localized threats that are so characteristic of the modern age.

Designed for deployment in place of the destroyer or cruiser, the LCS was envisaged by the Navy as a networked, agile, stealthy surface combatant capable of defeating anti-access and asymmetric threats in the littorals. The US Navy operates two basic classes of LCS: the Freedom class and the Independence class, the latter being characteristically a trimaran. In keeping with the basic LCS concept, crew size, like the size of the vessel itself, is to be small. Deployments will thus involve 50-percent fewer ships and 25-percent smaller crews than previously, but quality - the technical sophistication, versatility, and speed of the LCS - is to more than make up for the difference in quantity. LCS versatility partly consists in the vessel's ability to be reconfigured for different duties and roles by changing mission modules.

Mission modules consist of weapon systems, sensors, etc., that are designed for specific types of task. Specific personnel will accompany relevant modules. Modules have been designed for anti-submarine warfare (ASW), mine hunting (MCM), surface warfare (SUW) and special warfare missions. Littoral Combat Ships in Action puts you inside these cutting-edge fighting ships and introduces their various configurations and their modern weapons systems. Packed with more than 250 photographs. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-SS14037 Gourley, John LANDING CRAFT AIR CUSHIONED IN ACTION (LCAC) In 1966 a Landing Craft Coordinating Group was assembled to discuss and draft specifications for a new landing craft. The work resulted in the Patrol Air Cushion Vehicle (PACV) that saw service in the Vietnam War.

By 1970 designs for an Amphibious Assault Landing Craft (AALC) were on the drawing board. The US Navy ordered the first three LCACs February 1982. LCACs move over rocks and other beach obstacles and have reduced susceptibility to damage from mines. The crew consists of five enlisted personnel: a Deck Engineer, a Load Master, a Navigator, an Engineer, and a Craft Master. LCACs are not given names, only pennant numbers to differentiate between them.

With an originally specified 30-year life expectancy, LCACs would have begun to retire in 2004 but for a major Service Live Extension Program (SLEP) begun in 2001. Packed with more than 240 vivid color photos, comprehensive tables, color profiles and detailed line drawings. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-SS14038 Gourley, John TICONDEROGA-CLASS CRUISERS IN ACTION Ticonderoga-Class Cruisers were originally conceived in the late 1970s as a new guided-missile destroyer ship class of nuclear-powered escorts. Instead, cost forced planners to build the new cruisers with modified destroyer hulls and gas-turbine propulsion. The end result was a longer, sleeker cruiser with a formidable variety of offensive and defensive weapons as well as cutting-edge radars, sonars, and a full electronic warfare suite.

Ticonderoga-class vessels eventually totaled 27. They have shown the flag in ports all across the globe, maintained peace, and effectively performed their primary role to protect the aircraft carriers with anti-submarine and anti-air systems.

Armed with Tomahawk cruise and Harpoon anti-ship missiles, ships of this class have destroyed targets on the seas, air, land and have even eliminated a damaged satellite flying 133 miles above the Pacific Ocean with a missile impact velocity was 22,000 mph. While the first five ships of the class have been decommissioned, 22 Ticonderoga-class ships navigate around the planet to protect America's interests. Includes more than 200 photos and two line drawings. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-207220 Green, Michael BATTLESHIPS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY: Images of War From 1895 to 1944 the US Navy commissioned some 60 steel-clad battleships; the first being Indiana (BB-1) and the last USS Missouri (BB-63). After an impressive showing in the Spanish-American War and the 'Great White Fleet' circumnavigation of the world, US battleships played only a minor role in the First World War. They came into their own in World War II primarily bombarding enemy held coastal regions and supporting Allied operations in Europe and the Pacific. Their firepower on the later examples had nine 16-inch and up to 20 5-inch guns plus copious antiaircraft defenses.

On the few occasions these mighty ships took on Japanese counterparts, they performed brilliantly but protection of the increasingly important aircraft couriers was more decisive. Armor plate nearly a foot and a half thick saved many from fatal attack from suicidal kamikaze pilots.

Post WW2 the battleships were relegated to war reserve status but later their value projecting American military power worldwide and their conversion to platforms for cruise missile saw their rebirth. The last US battleship retired in 1992 having served in the Korean and Vietnam War, the Middle East, and finally Desert Storm.

This fine book gives the expert and layman a privileged overview of one of the greatest weapon systems in military history. Includes 250 color and b/w illustrations. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-193270 Jackson, Robert WARSHIPS INSIDE OUT - 1860's to Present Armed and dangerous, warships are designed for battle! Now anyone can climb aboard some of the world's most famous ships and experience all of the action - inside and out - in this fascinating new book. Discover some of the most famous warships of all time, including the supercarrier USS Nimitz and the Yamato, a legendary WWII battleship of the Imperial Japanese Navy. This unique reference book offers a glimpse into life aboard an active military warship, and showcases technological advances over the years. Explore battleships, aircraft carriers, and submarines without getting seasick. Get a bird's-eye view of the ships decks, big guns, and aircraft taking off for battle. Later, go below deck and see the heavy machinery, elevators and hangars, ammunition, and sleeping quarters. Innovative cross-sections illustrate each ship's unique design and construction, while captions and fact boxes provide historical context and further insight. Filled to the hull with more than 300 archival photographs, detailed artwork, maps, and more!
1 vol, 320 pgs 2010 US, THUNDER BAY PRESS
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1-32180 Jane, Fred T. editor JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919 Covers all naval craft of all nations. Hundreds of b/w illust, photos, drawings along with text and specifications; index, pages of topical ads. 1 vol, 624 pgs 1969 NY, ARCO PUBLISHING
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1-212260 Jordan, John editor WARSHIP 2016 Warship 2016 is devoted to the design, development, and service history 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 to maintain the impressive standards of scholarship and research from the field of warship history.

This 38th edition features the usual range of diverse articles spanning the subject by an international array of expert authors. Black and white line drawings and photographs. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2016 UK, CONWAY PUBLISHING
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1-213320 Judge, Jeffrey THE IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY OF WORLD WAR I: Volume 1 -- Warships: A Comprehensive Photographic Study of the Kaiser's Naval Forces The Imperial German Navy of WWI is a series of books (Warships, Campaigns, & Uniforms) that provide a broad view of the Kaiser's naval forces through the extensive use of photographs. Oversized at 9x12 inches with 600 b/w images.

Every effort has been made to cover all significant areas during the war period. In addition to the primary use of photographs, technical information is provided for each warship along with its corresponding service history; with a special emphasis being placed on those warships that participated in the Battle of Skagerrak (Jutland). Countless sources have been used to establish individual case studies for each warship; multiple photos of each warship are provided. The entire series itself is unprecedented in its photographic coverage of the Kaiser's navy. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2016 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-205160 Kaplan, Philip BATTLESHIPS: The First Big Guns - Images Of War This new addition to the Images of War series takes as its focus the early big gun battleships that saw development and deployment during World War I. Iconic ships such as HMS Warspite and Malaya feature amidst this pictorial history that is sure to appeal to fans of the series, and naval enthusiasts in particular.

Vessels featured include the battleship Royal Sovereign, the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle, the cruiser HMS Gloucester, the Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Barham and the Italian battleships Littorio, Cesare, Duillo, Vittorio Veneto, Conte di Cavour and Doria, amongst many others. British and international battleships feature side by side in a publication that offers a truly representative selection of the kind of vessels in action at this time. 1 vol, 182 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-209790 Karmleh, Samir LIGHT CRUISER SMS EMDEN: Super Drawings in 3D series Another fine Kagero book in the series.

The SMS Emden light cruiser was built by Kaiserliche Werft Danzig dockyard (nowadays Gdansk in Poland). The construction process began in 1906, the launching of the ship took place on 26 May 1908. Together with SMS Dresden, she belonged to Dresden protected cruiser class.

SMS Emden was put into service on 1 April 1910. Eleven days later she was sent to the German colony Qingdao (Tsingtao) in China. The destination was reached on September that year. There the ship was incorporated into German East Asia Squadron. In 1913 Lieutenant-Commander Karl von Muller took command of the ship. He was soon promoted to the rank of full Commander.

Includes 116 graphics, 16 3D anaglyphs, and 3D glasses -- apparently something new to the series. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-73320 Kemp, Paul MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR 10x12, covers the craft of Italy, Germany, Japan and Great Britain, b/w photos/illust/drawings, cutaway drawings, set of large scale plans for the British X-CRAFT and German SEEBUND, appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2003 LONDON, CAXTON PUBLISHING
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1-206610 Konstam, Angus SHIP SPOTTER'S GUIDE: 40 Iconic Ships Since the days of the Ancient Greeks, naval ships of all sizes have revolutionized warfare. From the Viking longship, pirate ships, and super dreadnoughts to today's nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, naval warfare has proved to be an essential component of military forces across the world. The Ship Spotter's Guide provides essential information on 40 iconic ships, using detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition, as well as specification boxes to provide all the technical details.

Contents: Ancient Warships; Fighting Ships of the Far East; Viking Longship; Tudor Warships; Spanish Galleon; Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars; Pirate Ship; American Revolutionary Navy Ships; Ship of the Line; Ironclads; Union Monitor; River Gunboats; Blockade Runner; Submarines of World War I; Battlecruiser; British Destroyers; German Battleships; Austro-Hungarian Battleships; Early British Battleships; Super Dreadnoughts; German Submarines of World War II; German Battleships; MTBs and MGBs; German Cruisers; US Aircraft Carriers; German Destroyers; IJN Aircraft Carriers; Allied Submarines; IJN Battleships; US Destroyers; British Battleships; IJN Cruisers; US Fast Battleships; Italian Battleships; British Cruisers; IJN Destroyers; Nuclear Submarines; Cold War Aircraft Carriers; Riverine Craft; and Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers.
1 vol, 128 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-209180 Koszela, Witold BATTLESHIP USS ALABAMA The battleship USS Alabama is one of the very few big ones that saw service in World War II and survive to this day as museum ships. Includes 28 drawing sheets and 5 color profiles.

A recipient of nine Battle Stars for her wartime service, the USS Alabama was a South Dakota-class warship, widely considered to be the best US Navy treaty battleship design, featuring heavy armor, good underwater protection, tight superstructure arrangement, and formidable armament.

The ship was built at Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was laid down on February 1, 1940 and launched on February 16, 1942 sponsored by Henrietta McCormick Hill, wife of the senior U.S. Senator from Alabama J. Lister Hill. 32 vol, 0 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-SS14035 Krakow, David SCHNELLBOOT IN ACTION Larger, faster, and more powerful than Allied counterparts, the Schnellboot was perhaps the best motor torpedo boat of WWII. Unlike mass-produced Allied boats, Germany spared no expense in equipping the Schnellboot with the speed, protection, maneuverability and firepower to strike and survive in increasingly hostile seas. Operating under the cover of darkness and using cutting-edge technology, the Schnellboot remained a menace to the last days of WWII, long after all other Kriegsmarine surface combatants had been neutralized.

This book is an informative and richly-illustrated technical history of these sleek, powerful vessels, from the first to the final variants. It includes detailed information on weapons, electronics, optics, engines, camouflage, and more. This new edition has been enlarged, corrected and augmented with many new photos, in-depth captions, additional color profiles, and all-new, meticulously-detailed scale drawings. Packed with over 150 photos, 10 color profiles and full-page general arrangement plans for each of the major classes. Illustrated with 158 photographs. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-21415 Le Fleming, H.K. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR ONE:Volume #5 Submarines B/w photos/drawings, tech specs, British & German. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1962 UK, IAN ALLEN LTD
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1-10070 Lenton, H.T. AMERICAN FLEET & ESCORT DESTROYERS:Volumes 1&2 Part of the Navies of the Second World War series. 2 vol, 320 pgs 1971 NY, DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY
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1-12492 Lenton, H.T. BRITISH FLEET AND ESCORT DESTROYERS:Volume 2 Part of the Navies of the Second World War series. 1 vol, 160 pgs 1970 GARDEN CITY, DOUBLEDAY
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1-36288 Lenton, H.T. & Colledge, J.J. WARSHIPS OF WWII:Part 8-Landing Craft B/w photos, specs. 1 vol, 81 pgs 1963 LONDON, IAN ALLEN
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1-203000 Motyka, Mariusz The Japanese Destroyer Akizuki The text part of this book describes technical specifications of the ship and detailed history of her construction and service.

The book is primarily focused on the development history, technical data and design features, the battle record of the Akizuki class destroyers including their combat trail and the fate awaited them. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2013 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-209800 Motyka, Mariusz The Light Cruiser Yahagi - Super Drawings in 3D series Another fine Kagero book in the series.

Yahagi, the second Japanese warship of that name, was the third of the four Agano-class vessels (the other three being Agano, Noshiro and Sakawa). Construction of the Agano-class cruisers was approved by the Japanese parliament (Diet) in March 1939 under the Fourth Naval Armaments Enhancement Program (Dai-Yon-Ji Kaigun Gunbi Jujitsu Keikaku), also known as 'Four-in-Circle' Program (Maru Yon Keikaku), or simply Maru 4.

Under the terms of the program, the four light cruisers (kei jun'yokan), also referred to as type B cruisers (otsu-gata jun'yokan, or simply otsu jun) and officially classed as second-class cruisers (ni-to jun'yokan), were to fulfill the role of destroyer squadron flagships. At that time destroyer squadrons (DesRon), called literarily torpedo squadrons (suirai sentai), consisted of four four-ship destroyer divisions (DesDiv, or kuchiku-tai).

Includes 116 graphics, 16 3D anaglyphs, and 3D glasses -- apparently something new to the series. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-210511 Nowak, Grzegorz SHIP PLANS NO. 1: Japanese Destroyer Minekaze Terrific for modelers. Scale plans in 1/700, 1/350 and 1/200 of the IJN Destroyer Minekaze. A3 size pages in A4 pb. Also details in 1/100 are shown, including railings, rigging, armament, depth charge racks, antennas, and utility boats. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2015 POLAND, MMP BOOKS
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1-203170 O'Hara, Vincent TO CROWN THE WAVES: The Great Navies of the First World War The only comparative analysis available of the great navies of World War I, this work studies the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, the German Kaiserliche Marine, the United States Navy, the French Marine Nationale, the Italian Regia Marina, the Austro-Hungarian Kaiserliche und Konigliche Kriegsmarine, and the Imperial Russian Navy to demonstrate why the war was won, not in the trenches, but upon the waves. It explains why these seven fleets fought the way they did and why the war at sea did not develop as the admiralties and politicians of 1914 expected.

After discussing each navy's goals and circumstances and how their individual characteristics impacted the way they fought, the authors deliver a side-by-side analysis of the conflict's fleets, with each chapter covering a single navy. Parallel chapter structures assure consistent coverage of each fleet-history, training, organization, doctrine, materiel, and operations-and allow readers to easily compare information among the various navies.

The book clearly demonstrates how the naval war was a collision of 19th century concepts with 20th century weapons that fostered unprecedented development within each navy and sparked the evolution of the submarine and aircraft carrier. The work is free from the national bias that infects so many other books on World War I navies. As they pioneer new ways of viewing the conflict, the authors provide insights and material that would otherwise require a massive library and mastery of multiple languages. Such a study has special relevance today as 20th-century navies struggle to adapt to 21st-century technologies. 1 vol, 360 pgs 2012 US, US NAVAL INSTITUE PRESS
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1-203250 Polmar, Norman THE NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO THE SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT OF THE U.S. FLEET, 19th Edition Now available this fully updated, 19th edition of The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the US Fleet meets the high expectations and exacting standards of those who rely on this volume to stay informed and to make related policy, force level, technological, and weapons decisions related to the US Navy.

Packed with comprehensive information, up-to-date photographs, line drawings, and useful appendixes, this timely volume describes the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard during a period of intensive transformation while engaged in combat operations.

In describing the Navy's 'ships and aircraft,' extensive coverage is given to the new littoral combat ships (LCS), joint high-speed vessels (JHSV), Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, and other new ships as well as developments in shipboard ballistic missile defense. At the same time, the convoluted path in surface combatant construction is deciphered, while the belated decision to cancel the Marine expeditionary fighting vehicle (EFV) is explained.

Also addressed in detail is the new F-35 series Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and other aviation programs. Similarly addressed are Navy personnel, Marine Corps issues, Coast Guard forces, marine mammals, unmanned underwater and aerial vehicles, and other aspects of US naval forces. 1 vol, 688 pgs 2013 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-87671 Polmar, Norman AIRCRAFT CARRIERS:VOL 1 1909-1945 8.5x11, 100's of b/w photos and drawings. 1 vol, 576 pgs 2004 LONDON, BRASSEY'S INC
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1-87672 Polmar, Norman AIRCRAFT CARRIERS:VOL II 1946-2000 8.5x11, 100's of b/w photos and drawings. 1 vol, 576 pgs 2008 LONDON, BRASSEY'S INC
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1-73310 Roberts, John BATTLECRUISERS 10x12, this book traces the development of this class from the 1908 INVINCIBLE to the 1918 HOOD, cutaway drawings, b/w photos/illust, set of large-scale plans of the 1913 QUEEN MARY Battlecrusier. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2003 LONDON, CAXTON PUBLISHING
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1-211510 Roberts. John THE BATTLESHIP DREADNOUGHT: Anatomy of the Ship Launched in 1906, HMS Dreadnought was the first 'all-big-gun' battleship and as such revolutionized battleship design for more than a generation. She was built at Portsmouth in 14 months, a record which has never been equaled, and when she was launched she was superior in both firepower and speed to anything then afloat.

Perhaps even more radical than her design was the proposal to adopt Parsons turbines, which at the time had been hardly tested. Though she saw little action during her career, her influence was profound and she gave her name to a class of ship that dominated the high seas for more than a generation.

As part of the renowned Anatomy of the Ship series, this book provides the finest documentation, with a complete set of superb line drawings, supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history. Incredibly detailed and impressive. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-199770 Ross, David SUBMARINES 1914-Present Highly illustrated guide to all the main classes of submarines to be used in naval warfare from the beginning of World War I to the present day. Divided by era, campaign and country, the book includes sections on submarine forces in 1914, technical developments during the 1930s, the Atlantic convoy war during World War II, Soviet submarine development during the Cold War, the introduction of nuclear-powered submarines, submarines of the Falklands War, and the latest ICBM carriers. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-206400 Ross, David WARSHIPS IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF STEAM: An Illustrated Guide to Great Warships from 1860 to 1945 The great era of the steam warship was from the mid-1860s to the mid-1940s-an 80-year period in which a huge variety of large ships was built, ever-greater in size, firepower, and technical sophistication.

Capital ships were the most expensive and destructive weaponry prior to the atomic bomb, and their development can be traced decade by decade. Arranged in chronological order, the book provides concise coverage of the most famous warships of the period, including HMS Devastation, the first seagoing turreted ship; the Chinese Ting Yuen, sunk at the Battle of Wei-Hai-Wei in 1894; Mikasa and Retvizan, which fought each other at the Battle of the Yellow Sea in 1904; HMS Indomitable, Nassau, and HMS Lion, which all fought at the Battle of Jutland in 1916; HMS Prince of Wales, which took part in the hunt for the Bismarck, and was eventually sunk by Japanese air attack off the coast of Malaya in December 1941; and the Tirpitz, which remained a constant threat to Allied shipping in the North Atlantic until it was sunk by aerial bombers in a Norwegian fjord in late 1944.

Filled with colorful artworks, expertly-written background text, and useful specifications of 100 warships, this is a visually lavish guide to major fighting ships from 1860 to 1945. 110 color illustrations and photos. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2014 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-191471 Scarpaci, Wayne US Battleships 1941-1963 This volume is a complete, technical reference which covers all USN Battleship types, of the World War II and Early Cold War eras of 1941-1963. The book is illustrated with 52 full color original paintings, 86 new line drawings, and 350 photographs,. Featured are a Chronology of WWII, illustrated sections on Radar and Fire Control, Aviation, and Camouflage. This book includes sections on Arkansas BB33 thru Louisiana BB71. It has fully illustrated sections on Gunnery Ships, Utah AG16, Wyoming AG17, and Mississippi AG128. A section on the 'as designed and ordered' 14' armed North Carolina class. Sections on the cancelled South Dakota BB49 and Lexington CC1 class ships. Coverage extends to the Battlecruisers of the Alaska CB1 class. 1 vol, 140 pgs 2009 US, ART BY WAYNE
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1-191472 Scarpaci, Wayne Italian Battleships 1928-1957 This volume is a complete, technical reference which covers all Italian Battleship types, of the Prewar, World War II, and Early Cold War eras of 1928-1957. The book is illustrated with 19 full color original paintings, 38 new line drawings, and 137 photographs. Featured are a Chronology of WWII, illustrated sections on Radar and Fire Control, Aviation, and Camouflage. This book includes sections on Alighieri thru Littorio class ships. It has fully illustrated sections on the Caracciolo class ships of 1914 ( Including the proposed aircraft carrier conversion), and the Livorno class batllecruisers of 1928. class. 1 vol, 78 pgs 2009 US, ART BY WAYNE
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1-191473 Scarpaci, Wayne French Battleships 1933-1970 This volume is a complete, technical reference which covers all French Battleship types, of the Prewar, World War II, and Early Cold War eras of 1933-1970. The book is illustrated 32 full color original paintings, 58 new line drawings, and 237 photographs. Featured are a Chronology of WWII, illustrated sections on Radar and Fire Control, Aviation, and Camouflage. This book includes sections on Courbet thru Richelieu class ships. It has fully illustrated sections on the Normandie and Lyon class ships of 1914 ( Including the aircraft carrier conversion Bearn). As well as the Gascogne and Alsace class ships of 1940 1 vol, 100 pgs 2009 US, ART BY WAYNE
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1-191474 Scarpaci, Wayne Soviet Battleships 1933-1957 A concise in depth technical reference covering all Soviet Capital Ship designs from 1933 to 1957. There are full sections on the Sevastopol, Imperatritsa Mariya, Archangelsk, and Novorossisk class Battleships. Included are sections on the never completed WWI era Izmail class Battlecruisers, as well as the WWII era P69 Kronstadt class Battlecruisers and P23 Soveteskya Soyuz class Battleships. Coverage extends and the 'never ordered' P24 Variant XIII and III classes are featured. Also featured is full coverage of captured German and acquired Finnish Capital Ships. Coverage extends to proposed conversions of the damaged Poltava to a battlecruiser, and the unfinished P82 Stalingrad class ships to Guided Missile Battlecruisers. A complete illustrated chronology of Soviet Capital Ship operations is included and each ship has a fully illustrated Class Statistical Data and Chronology. This book covers in detail, every aspect of each ship's modifications and appearance changes. In addition there are illustrated sections on armor systems, aircraft, radar, fire control directors, and camouflage. Illustrated with 28 original paintings, 59 line drawings, and 190 photographs. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2009 US, ART BY WAYNE
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1-200920 Scarpaci, Wayne US Battleship Conversion Projects 1942-1965: An Illustrated Technical Reference This book covers the exciting Post-WWII/Cold War Era of rapidly changing military technology. During this era quantum leaps were being made in missiles, computers, and electronics. This book documents the numerous proposals for incorporating these technologies into US battleships.

The book is lavishly illustrated with full color painting of each proposal as it would have appeared. And 1:1200 scale line drawings are included of both the profile and deck plan of each conversion. There is also a fully illustrated section on USN missile development 1944-1965. This book is a must for anyone interested in military technology and US battleships and their conversion programs of the Cold War era. 1 vol, 122 pgs 2013 US, ART BY WAYNE
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1-20320 Silverstone, Paul US WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II Details all classes of vessels, b/w photos, index. 1 vol, 444 pgs 1970 GARDEN CITY, DOUBLEDAY
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1-201590 Skwiot, Miroslaw BATTLECRUISER - FAST BATTLESHIP HARUNA 3D color artwork, close-up views, photographs and scale line drawings

About the Series This brand-new series focuses on the construction of famous ships - battleships, carriers, cruisers, and submarines. With groundbreaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable. With various close-up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this makes an exceptional reference tool. Information on the design, development and combat history of each vessel is also included, as well as numerous photographs and 1/350th scale drawings. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2010 JAPAN, KAGERO
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1-202230 Skwiot, Miroslaw ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE The text part of this book describes technical specifications of the ship and her operational history in detail. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing Admiral Graf Spee's appearance during the Battle of River Plate. Elements that are shown in detail include armament, rangefinders, radar, searchlights, catapult with aircraft, etc. In addition, superstructure's different camouflage schemes from the 1939 raid are shown. Blueprints in 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. This publication is an invaluable help to any modeler working on this ship's replica. 1 vol, 76 pgs 2012
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1-209560 Skwiot, Miroslaw THE JAPANESE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS SORYU AND HIRYU Oversized at 8.25x11.5, with 82 archive photos, 30 drawings, and 16 color profiles.

Hiryu was the second aircraft carrier included in The Second Naval Armaments Supplement Program of 1934. Originally both carriers were supposed to be sister vessels, but the number of design modifications introduced during the construction of Soryu resulted in many differences between the two. According to the original plans, Hiryu was to be completed a year after Soryu, but her construction (similarly to her predecessor) suffered delays caused by two key factors.

The first one was the implementation of the lessons learned during the reconstruction of Kaga, which was going on simultaneously with Hiryu's construction. Then there was new data available from the early service days of Soryu, which exposed some of the design's drawbacks and weaknesses. The number of issues popping up along the way was further increased by the Fourth Fleet Incident and by Japan's withdrawal from the previously signed naval treaties.

Considering all those issues, it is not hard to imagine the inevitable impact they had on Hiryu's original design and construction schedule. The greatest source of delays was undoubtedly the aftermath of the Fourth Fleet Incident, which forced the Navy Aviation Bureau to introduce changes in the design of the second carrier. After the new requirements had been implemented, Hiryu's final design (known as the Basic Project G-10) finally emerged. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-78390 Sleeman, C.W. TORPEDOES AND TORPEDO WARFARE A complete and concise account of the progress of Submarine Warfare as practiced at the end of the 19th century, a how to analysis; b/w illust and drawings, tables, appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2005 UK, NAVAL & MILITARY PRES
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1-201610 Sobucki, andrzej THE BATTLESHIP RICHELIEU 3D color artwork, close-up views, photographs and scale line drawings

The Richelieu was a French battleship, and the lead ship of her class. She was the first French 35,000-ton battleship, designed to counter the Italian Littorio class battleships, the first modern battleships built since the 1922 Treaty of Washington. Ordered in 1935, she was a scaled-up version of the Dunkerque class battleships, featuring a main armament of eight 380 mm guns in two quadruple turrets in forward super firing positions. Her armor and underwater protection were equal to her contemporaries, except the Japanese Yamato class battleships. Her speed was surpassed only by the fastest U.S. Navy battleships.

About the Series This brand-new series focuses on the construction of famous ships - battleships, carriers, cruisers, and submarines. With groundbreaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable. With various close-up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this is an exceptional reference tool. Information on the design, development and combat history of each vessel is also included, as well as numerous photographs and 1/350th scale drawings 1 vol, 80 pgs 2010 JAPAN, KAGERO
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1-210480 Stafford, Edward P THE BIG E: The Story of the USS Enterprise, Illustrated Edition A lasting tribute to the USS Enterprise - the Big E - this heavily illustrated, new edition (original published in 1962) tells the classic tale of the carrier that contributed more than any other warship to the naval victory in the Pacific.

The Big E participated in nearly every major engagement of the war against Japan and earned a total of 20 battle stars. The Halsey Doolittle Raid; the Battles of Midway, Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal, the Philippine Sea, and Leyte Gulf; and the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa are all faithfully recorded from the viewpoint of the men who served her so well. 1 vol, 576 pgs 2019 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-SS4001 Stern, Robert C. U-BOATS IN ACTION (2) pages of color line drawings, b/w photos. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2006 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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2-SS4001 Stern, Robert C. U-BOATS IN ACTION (2) pages of color line drawings, b/w photos. 1 vol, 50 pgs 1977 CARROLLTON, SQUAD/SIGNAL
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2-SS4004 Stern, Robert C. US BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION:Part 2 1 vol, 50 pgs 1984 CARROLTON, SQUADRON SIGNA
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1-25470 Watts, Anthony J. WW2 FACT FILE:ALLIED SUBMARINES Each study in this series provides technical data on weapons, b/w illust & line drawings. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1977 NY, ARCO PUBLICATIONS
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1-203260 Wertheim, Eric THE NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD, 16th Edition - Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems Called 'the nation's premier naval reference book,' Combat Fleets of the World is internationally acknowledged as the best one-volume reference to the world's naval and paranaval forces.

Updated regularly since 1976, it has come to be relied on for all-inclusive, accurate, and up-to-date data on the ships, navies, coast guards, and naval aviation arms of more than 170 countries and territories. Large fleets and small maritime forces get equally thorough treatment. Comprehensive indexes make the book easy to use and allow for quick comparisons between ships and fleets.

This new edition, the first in five years, presents timely information on major and even minor developments that could impact the world scene. More than 4000 illustrations and multi-view drawings present the user with the most detailed views available for identification and comparison purposes. Additional aids for the user include a section on how to use the book, lists of terms and abbreviations,an informative ship-name index, and more.

An expanded chapter on the Chinese navy provides major updates on the status of their new aircraft carrier and the latest Chinese submarines, surface ships and naval missiles. Dozens of detailed line drawings depict exactly where weapons and sensors are located on the world's combatants such as the Iranian Ghadir-class submarines, the French Forbin-class destroyers, and the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ships.

The ship data section for each country provides full coverage of all ships, from the largest aircraft carriers to the smallest training and auxiliary craft. The vessels of the world's coast guards and customs services are given thorough treatment as well. But the book is much more than a ship encyclopedia. It includes information on the personnel strengths of each country's naval forces, major base locations, and details on maritime radar, sonar, naval aircraft, and weapon systems currently in service. 1 vol, 1152 pgs 2013 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-200060 West, Howard F. IRON MEN WOODEN BOATS: The Epic Story of American PT Boats in World War II As the Japanese advanced in the spring of 1942, US Adm. Ernest King sought to counter enemy naval power with whatever ships he could gather -- including small, inexpensive, and expendable PT boats armed with torpedoes.

The heart of this book consists of naval combat narrative: Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Bougainville, the Mediterranean sea, the English Channel, and the Philippines - historic operations in which the PT boats would win fame, glory, and a place in history.

The author, who served on a PT boat from Rendova in the Solomons to Morotai Island, recreates hair-raising operations on ink-black nights, stalking the vaunted Tokyo Express off Guadalcanal, making high-speed torpedo attacks on massive ships, and exchanging gunfire with heavily armed Japanese motorized supply barges off the New Guinea coast. He uses his experience, official records, essays by Japanese naval officers, and various memoirs of individual officers on both sides to reveal both sides of the struggle. 1 vol, 540 pgs 2005 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-209550 Wilkie, Andrew SMS VIRIBUS UNITIS: Austro-Hungarian Battleship Tegetthoff Class In 1907 the navy of the dualist, multinational Austro-Hungarian Empire placed an order for a new class of warships, whose design was based on the 'all big gun' concept pioneered by HMS Dreadnought. Eventually four Tegetthoff-class vessels were laid down, including the flagship Viribus Unitis, Tagetthoff, Prinz Eugen, and Szent Istvan.

The last warship of the class was not completed until well into World War I. The vessels' careers were not especially eventful. They spent most of their service lives as a fleet in being anchored in a well-protected port of Pola with only occasional trips to the Fazana Channel (well-screened by Brijuni Islands) for gunnery practice. During the war the ships were manned mainly by reservists, while the most promising and experienced members of their crews were detached to serve onboard submarines or torpedo boats, or assigned to land-based units. The second ship of the class ended her career in rather dramatic circumstances, which is why she perhaps deserves a more detailed treatment.

Viribus Unitis was laid down at San Marco on July 23, 1910 and launched on June 24, 1911. The Emperor's court used the occasion to organize a lavish celebration designed to carry a strong political message. The Emperor insisted that the battleship be given a rather unusual, Latin name Viribus Unitis (Strength in Unity - the Emperor's personal motto). 1 vol, 73 pgs 2015 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-191434 Worth, Jack BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945:Part 4-Minesweepers Packed with data and b/w illust. 1 vol, 160 pgs 19?? UK, MARITIME BOOKS
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1-208461 Wright, Mal BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH WARSHIP CAMOUFLAGE: WWII - Volume 1 British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WW II: Destroyers, Frigates, Sloops, Escorts, Minesweepers, Submarines, Coastal Forces, and Auxiliaries

During World War II, navies developed low-visibility camouflage for their ships on both vertical and horizontal surfaces. The result reduced visibility by blending in with the sea or confusing the identity of a ship by applying more obtrusive patterns.

In this new book by maritime artist Malcolm Wright, both the official and unofficial paint schemes that adorned ships of the Royal Navy and Commonwealth are depicted in detail, along with discussion on changes of armament and electronics that effected the outward appearance of each ship. Starting with destroyers from World War I still in service during World War II, the book progressively covers ships below cruisers, class by class, to provide a detailed and easy-to-use guide to paint schemes in use. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2014 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-208462 Wright, Mal BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH WARSHIP CAMOUFLAGE: WWII - Volume 2 During World War II, navies developed low-visibility camouflage for their ships on both vertical and horizontal surfaces. The result reduced visibility by blending in with the sea or confusing the identity of a ship by applying more obtrusive patterns.

In this new book by maritime artist Malcolm Wright, both the official and unofficial paint schemes that adorned ships of the Royal Navy and Commonwealth are depicted in detail, along with discussion on changes of armament and electronics that effected the outward appearance of each ship. Starting with destroyers from World War I still in service during World War II, the book progressively covers ships below cruisers, class by class, to provide a detailed and easy-to-use guide to paint schemes in use. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2015 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-73230 Wynn, Kenneth U-BOAT OPERATIONS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: 2 Vols Oversized at 8.5x12, the Histories of some 1200+ vessels are listed U1-UIT25, b/w maps, appendices, biblio. 2 vol, 674 pgs 2003 LONDON, CAXTON PUBLISH'G
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