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9788365958457

U.S. Navy Battleships Camouflage 1941-1945

Author: Nowak, Grzegorz Code: 58146 Price: AU $84.95 Format: Hardback / 260 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/10/2023 Availability: Sorry, this is no longer available
How US battleships were painted during the World War II in specially-commissioned colour plates presenting all the American battleships used in this period.
9781804363409

Bismarck

24 Hours to Doom Author: Ballantyne, Iain Code: 62628 Price: AU $25.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Published date: 16/04/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2023

Now a major television documentary (Channel 4, 2021)

The epic mission to destroy Hitlers flagship.

Bismarck was now loose in the Atlantic ... we had to find and sink her.

May, 1941. The most powerful battleship the world has ever seen, the German Navys Bismarck, ......

9781591146988

Battleship Alabama

Naval History Special Edition Author: Rogers, Daniel Code: 62620 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 15/04/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: April 2023

Building upon the expertise of the authors and historians of the Naval Institute Press, the Naval History Special Editions are designed to offer studies of the key vessels, battles, and events of armed conflict. Using an image-heavy, magazine-style format, these Special Editions should appeal to scholars, enthusiasts, and general readers ......

9788366549654

Fighting Ships of the U.S. Navy 1883-2019: Vol 4, Pt 4

Destroyers (1943-1944) Fletcher Class Author: Milewski, Venner Code: 62551 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 15/02/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: February 2023

This series of books provides details of all USN warships from 1893 to the present day. Every class and individual ship has an entry providing details of the procurement, dimensions and characteristics, and a summary of each ships history and development. Profusely illustrated with photos. An essential manual for all US Navy enthusiasts and ......

9780764364655

USS Kidd (DD-661)

From WWII and Korea to Museum Ship Author: Young, Edward Code: 62564 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 26/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

USS Kidd is the best preserved example of the iconic Fletcher class of destroyers, which played a crucial role in the Second World War. USS Kidd (DD-661) is the only Fletcher-class destroyer preserved in WWII configuration. With 175 total ships launched, the Fletchers were the most numerous and most impactful class of destroyers in the US Navy ......

9780764364907

USS Lexington (CV-2)

From the 1920s to the Battle of Coral Sea in WWII Author: Doyle, David Code: 62568 Price: AU $52.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 26/01/2023 Availability: Delivery estimate: Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

USS Lexington (CV-2) was just the second US Navy aircraft carrier produced. This Legends of Warfare illustrated history is the perfect companion to the authors earlier work on USS Lexington (CV-16). When commissioned on December 14, 1927, USS Lexington and her sister ship, USS Saratoga, were the worlds largest aircraft carriers. The ......

9780764364662

USS Saratoga (CV-3)

From the 1920s - 30s and WWII Combat, to Operation Crossroads Author: Doyle, David Code: 62565 Price: AU $52.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 19/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

An illustrated history of one of the US Navys earliest aircraft carriers. USS Saratoga and her sister ship USS Lexington were the two largest aircraft carriers in the world until 1944. The keel of the battle cruiser USS Saratoga (CC-3) was laid by New York Shipbuilding in Camden, New Jersey, on September 25, 1920. Work on the fast, formidably ......

9781472846723

Super-Battleships of World War II

Montana-class, Lion-class, H-class, A-150 and Sovetsky Soyuz-class Author: Stille, Mark Code: 62116 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 06/01/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A study of the design, development and eventual fates of the uncompleted super-battleships intended to be built before and during World War II. At the start of World War II the battleship was still king, and all the major powers were designing even mightier battleships to surpass their most modern and powerful classes. But when ......

9781591149101

Battleship Iowa

Naval History Special Edition Author: Burr, Lawrence Code: 62063 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

USS Iowa BB-61, the first of four Iowa-class battleships built for the U.S. Navy, was launched in 1942. Capable of thirty-three knots and armed with nine new fifty-caliber sixteen-inch guns, she was the pinnacle of battleship design for the U.S. Navy during World War II. The Iowa class perfectly merged the heavy armor of battleships ......

9781682477625

U.S. Aircraft Carriers

An Illustrated Design History Author: Friedman, Norman Code: 61879 Price: AU $420.00 Format: Hardback / 512 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 28/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Norman Friedman Illustrated Design History series of U.S. warships books has been an industry standard for three decades and has sold thousands of copies worldwide. To mark and celebrate this achievement, the Naval Institute Press is proud to make these books available once more. Digitally remastered for enhanced photo resolution and ......

9788366549647

Fighting Ships of the U.S. Navy 1883-2019 Vol 4, Pt 3

Destroyers (1937-1943) Author: Milewski, Venner Code: 62550 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 15/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

This series of books provides details of all USN warships from 1893 to the present day. Every class and individual ship has an entry providing details of the procurement, dimensions and characteristics, and a summary of each ships history and development. Profusely illustrated with photos. An essential manual for all US Navy enthusiasts and ......

9781526799746

20th Century Passenger Flying Boats

Author: Dawson, Leslie Code: 60405 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 112 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

From Henri Fabres first successful take off from water and landing near Marseilles, to the introduction of a hull rather than floats by American Glenn Curtiss, to the world-wide development of huge, ocean-crossing flying boats on both sides of the Atlantic - the passenger flying boat era continues to fascinate aviation enthusiasts and ......

9781591148722

Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen

Naval History Special Edition Author: O'Hara, Vincent Code: 61984 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Building upon the expertise of the authors and historians of the Naval Institute Press, the Naval History Special Editions are designed to offer studies of the key vessels, battles, and events of armed conflict. Using an image-heavy, magazine-style format, these Special Editions should appeal to scholars, enthusiasts, and general readers ......

9781591149095

Battleship Texas

Naval History Special Edition Author: Burr, Lawrence Code: 62062 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Paperback / 120 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 01/12/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: December 2022

USS Texas BB-35, a Dreadnought era battleship launched in May 1912, served the U.S. Navy for thirty-four years, including World War I and World War II.

World War I service included North Sea convoy duty for merchant ships from Scotland to Norway, and North Sea sweeps to counter potential forays by the German Fleet. The ......

9781682476482

To Crown the Waves

The Great Navies of the First World War Author: O'Hara, Vincent Code: 61439 Price: AU $49.00 Format: Paperback / 360 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 12/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

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 U.S. Navy, the French Marine Nationale, the Italian Regia Marina, the Austro-Hungarian Kaiserliche und Koenigliche Kriegsmarine, and the Imperial Russian Navy to demonstrate why ......

9781911658948

American Interceptor

US Navy Convoy Fighter Projects Author: Zichek, Jared Code: 61869 Price: AU $74.95 Format: Hardback / 350 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 06/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Soviet Unions first successful atomic bomb detonation in August 1949 was a wakeup call for US Navy planners. The possibility of a single Soviet aircraft wiping out an entire convoy of merchant ships with a nuclear weapon had suddenly become very real. With military budgets having shrunk prior to the Korean War, it was simply not possible to ......

9781526751935

Warships of the Soviet Fleets 1939-1945 Vol 1

Major Combatants Author: Budzbon, Przemyslaw and Radziemski, Jan Code: 61977 Price: AU $93.00 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/11/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Seventy-five years after the end of the Second World War the details of Soviet ships, their activities and fates remain an enigma to the West. In wartime such information was classified and after a brief period of glasnost (openness) the Russian state has again restricted access to historical archives. Therefore, the value and originality of ......

9781399020534

Disasters of the Deep

A Comprehensive Survey of Submarine Accidents & Disasters Author: Gray, Edwyn Code: 62128 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 21/10/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This is the fully revised and updated edition of the first comphrensive account of every peacetime submarine disaster from 1774 to the present day. By examining many of the sinkings in considerable detail, analysing what went wrong and describing the attempts made to rescue the crew and the vessel, Edwyn Gray traces the development of the ......

9781472852489

Royal Navy torpedo-bombers vs Axis warships: 1939-45

Author: Willia, Matthew Code: 61714 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 88 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 20/10/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

 Drawing on rare, historical photography and specially commissioned artwork, Matthew Willis explores the heroic feats of the few Royal Navys obsolescent biplanes that stood between the state-of-the-art Axis warships and their objectives. Focusing on the technical specifications of both opponents, using original records, and ......

9781911658757

HMS Bristol

Author: Griffin, Rob Code: 61629 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 116 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 16/10/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Type 82 Destroyer HMS Bristol was born in a blaze of glory as lead ship in a proposed class of four - designed to escort a new generation of super carriers for the Royal Navy. The carriers never materialized and neither did the other Type 82s, leaving Bristol literally in a class of her own.

Completed as a trials ship for new ......

9781472845818

Essex-Class Aircraft Carriers 1945-91

Author: Stille, Mark Code: 62055 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 18/09/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

A history of the enduring Essex-class ships, the US Navys finest and most numerous fleet carrier during World War II, which were modernized repeatedly and served with distinction. The Essex class was the USNs war-winning ship class of the Pacific War. Of the 24 ships completed, 14 saw action, making the Essex class the largest ......

9781472849687

British/Commonwealth Cruiser vs Italian Cruiser 1940-1943

The Mediterranean Author: Konstam, Angus Code: 61981 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 07/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

This illustrated history explores the cruiser forces of the Italian and British Royal navies, the jack-of-all trades warships of the Mediterranean Naval War. In 1940, when Italy entered World War II, the Royal Navy was badly overstretched, and its Mediterranean Fleet had to face both the Italian Navy and the German and Italian ......

9781682477328

Innovating Victory

Naval Technology in Three Wars Author: O"Hara and Heinz Code: 61559 Price: AU $125.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 30/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available

 Innovating Victory: Naval Technology in Three Wars, studies how the worlds navies incorporated new technologies into their ships, their practices, and their doctrine. It does this by examining six core technologies fundamental to twentieth-century naval warfare including new platforms (submarines and aircraft), new ......

9780754835226

The World Enyclopedia of Cruisers

An illustrated history Author: Ireland, Bernard Code: 60588 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS Published date: 26/08/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
A comprehensive country-by-country visual directory of more than 260 of the most significant examples. From the Alabama of the American Civil War to the Royal Navy's Tigers, the author traces cruiser development from ships with muzzle-loading, broadside armament, through casemates and turrets to the age of guided missiles.
9781838862183

Battleships

The World's Greatest Battleships from the 16th Century to the Gulf War Author: Ross, David Code: 61937 Price: AU $43.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS LTD Published date: 22/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

For more than 400 years, the big-gun warship stood as the supreme naval war machine. It was not only a major instrument of warfare, but a visible emblem of a nations power, wealth and pride. Battleships features 52 of the greatest warships to have sailed in the last 500 years. Beginning with English king Henry VIIIs flagship, Henry ......

9781472846211

F2H Banshee Units

Combat Aircraft Author: Burgess, Rick Code: 61828 Price: AU $37.50 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 10/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A fully illustrated study of the extraordinarily successful early-generation jet, the F2H Banshee, a frontline aircraft that served with 27 US Navy and US Marine Corps squadrons and three Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) squadrons. The F2H Banshee was an extraordinarily successful early-generation jet that outlasted ......

9780750998871

The Unseen Lusitania

The Ship in Rare Illustrations Author: Sauder, Eric Code: 61859 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Paperback / 250 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 06/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The story of the ill-fated Lusitania revealed through vivid and rare illustrations. Lost to a German torpedo on 7 May 1915, Cunards RMS Lusitania captured the worlds imagination when she entered service in 1907. Not only was she was the largest ship in the world, but she was also revolutionary in design as well as being a record breaker. ......

9780764363573

USS Intrepid (CV-11/CVA-11/CVS-11)

From World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to Museum Ship Author: Doyle, David Code: 61825 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 04/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A visual history of USS Intrepid, one of the most visited museum ships in the world. USS Intrepid, the "Fighting I," was one of Americas longest-serving aircraft carriers. Launched during WWII, Intrepid and her crews weathered kamikazes, torpedoes, and typhoons throughout three years of heavy combat. Decommissioned after WWII, Intrepid was ......

9781761042003

The Scrap Iron Flotilla

Five Valiant Destroyers and the Australian War in the Mediterranean Author: Carlton, Mike Code: 61985 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA Published date: 27/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

The British Admiraltys telegram arrived at Navy Office in Melbourne, the order to go to all-out war. It was coldly succinct- TOTAL GERMANY ... The war at sea had begun. When the Second World War broke out in September 1939, the British asked Australia for help. With some misgivings, the Australian government sent five destroyers to beef up the ......

9781472840264

The Aircraft Carrier Hiryu

Anatomy of the Ship Author: Draminski, Stefan Code: 61819 Price: AU $95.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 30/06/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A uniquely detailed study of a Japanese aircraft carrier that took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor, 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, ......

9781849955041

Bustler Class Rescue Tugs

In War & Peace Author: Neish, R.O. Code: 61733 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Paperback / 176 pages Publisher: WHITTLES PUBLISHING Published date: 30/06/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This new book reveals the part played by the eight Bustler Class Rescue Tugs built at the Henry Robb Shipyard during the Second World War and will shed more light on the almost-forgotten part played by this countrys mariners. The men and women who were rescued under the most trying of times and dreadful weather conditions would no doubt have ......

9781838593841

Tsushima : Japan's Trafalgar

The Voyage of the Condemned Fleet to the Straits of Korea Author: Thorne, Phil Code: 70105 Price: AU $92.50 Format: Hardback / 928 pages Publisher: TROUBADOR PUBLISHING Published date: 28/06/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Battle of Tsushima, the epic battle between the Japanese and Russian navies on May 27-28 1905, is examined in far greater detail than ever before. Making extensive use of official records, personal accounts and a wealth of untouched information on the Russian Navys activities, this battle, little known about by a general readership, is ......

9781472844965

Castles in the Sky

A Wargame of Flying Battleships Author: Farrington, Eric Code: 61827 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 15/06/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

A wargaming ruleset for epic pre-WW1 battles in the sky. Its the dawn of the 20th Century and the Great Powers turn to war. Since the development of the air screw, leading to the creation of flying warships, the navies of the world have comprised an ever-growing number of these aerial ironclads. So fire up the turbines, ready ......

9781682478011

British Battleships 1919-1945

New Revised Edition Author: Burt, R.A. Code: 61630 Price: AU $74.00 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publisher: US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date: 15/06/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Offering an unprecedented range of descriptive and illustrative detail, the author describes the evolution of the battleship classes through all their modifications and refits. As well as dealing with design features, armor, machinery and power plants and weaponry, he also examines the performance of the ships in battle and analyses their ......

9781838861599

Submarines

The World's Greatest Submarines from the 18th Century to the Present Author: Ross, David Code: 61622 Price: AU $43.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: AMBER BOOKS Published date: 13/06/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

In 1776, American Patriots attempted to destroy the British flagship Eagle using a man-operated semi-submersible, the Turtle, in New York harbour. The attack failed, but the idea stuck. Almost 90 years later, the CSS Hunley successfully rammed into the Federal sloop USS Housatonic with a spar torpedo. ......

9781399070089

What Happened to the Battleship

1945 to the Present Author: Baker, Chris Code: 61817 Price: AU $64.95 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/05/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

In the hundreds of books written about battleships, the authors tend to draw down the curtain on the careers of these great vessels in September 1945, with the surrender of Japan. Yet, on that day some ninety-eight battleships or ex-battleships might be spotted around the world, and eleven of them were in or around Tokyo Bay for the surrender ......

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