US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-war Classes (BOK)

Mark Stille

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Designed and produced under the regulations of the Washington Naval Treaty, the heavy cruisers of the Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans and Wichita classes were exercises in compromise. While they possessed very heavy armament - the Pensacolas, for example, carrying a main battery of ten 8" guns - this came at the cost of protection - armor was the same thickness as a gun cruiser, and incapable of protecting the vessels from enemy 8" fire. As the classes evolved, these flaws began to be corrected, with the main battery being reduced, and increased protection being added to the vital areas of the ship. Despite these drawbacks, the pre-war heavy cruiser classes served with distinction throughout World War II.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Mark Stille
Forlag
Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781782006299
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Illustratør Paul Wright
Emner og form Second World War, History of the Americas, Naval forces & warfare, Military & naval ships