Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers, 1919-45: Minekaze to Shiratsuyu Classes: v. 1 (BOK)

Mark Stille

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This volume will detail the history, weapons and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built before the war. This includes the famous Fubuki class called Special Type by the Japanese, which were, when completed in the late 1920's, the most powerful class of destroyers in the world. This design forced all other major navies to follow suite and provided the basic design for the next many classes of Imperial Navy destroyers. This book will also cover the three classes built before the Special Type which were based on a German World War I design as well as two classes built after the advent of the Special Type. All of these ships had a rich history as they fought from the first battles of the Pacific War up until the very end when several accompanied the superbattleship Yamato on her death sortie. The final part of the book will be an analysis of the destroyer designs covered in the book which will include an examination of their strengths and weaknesses. The success (or lack of success) of these designs will be discussed and they will be compared to comparable Allied destroyer designs.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Mark Stille
Forlag
Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781849089845
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Illustratør Paul Wright
Emner og form 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Asian history, Maritime history, Military & naval ships