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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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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.
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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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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