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U s Battleships

U s  Battleships Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 1591142474
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 480
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This book covers the development of U.S. battleships, from the Maine and Texas of 1886, through the Montana class of World War II, up to the recommissioned Iowas. It examines the original designs as well as the many modifications and reconstructions these ships underwent during their long and active careers. Like the other books in Norman Friedmans design-history series, U.S. Battleships is based largely on formerly classified internal U.S. Navy records. But research for this book has also included a full survey of British files, both those compiled when American ships served with the Royal Navy in the two world wars and those supplied by British battleship designers attached to the U.S. Navy. In addition, the author consulted official battle damage reports to help evaluate various designs.

U S Aircraft Carriers

U S  Aircraft Carriers Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021637056
Release 1983
Pages 427
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Traces the development of the designs of aircraft carriers from 1917 to the present and examines the role of the carrier in the United States Navy

U S Amphibious Ships and Craft

U S  Amphibious Ships and Craft Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055915311
Release 2002
Pages 659
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In this latest addition to his acclaimed U.S. warship design history series, Norman Friedman describes the ships and the craft of the U.S. amphibious force, from its inception in the 1920s through World War II to the present. He explains how and why the United States successfully created an entirely new kind of fleet to fight and win such World War II battles as D-Day and the island landings in the Pacific. To an extent not previously documented, his book lays out the differing views and contributions of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines as well as the British, and how they affected the development of prewar and wartime amphibious forces. Current and future amphibious forces and tactics are explained, together with their implications for ships and craft, from 40,000-ton amphibious carriers down to tracked amphibious vehicles.As in earlier volumes in the series, this study uses previously unpublished sources to illustrate not only what was actually built but what was planned and never brought into service. For example, the book offers the first comprehensive and fully illustrated account of abortive attempts in the 1960s and beyond to build new fire support ships (LFS). With nearly two hundred photographs and specially commissioned line drawings and extensive appendixes, the work conveniently brings together details of the ships and their service histories found elsewhere only in scattered official references.

U S Submarines Through 1945

U S  Submarines Through 1945 Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034881378
Release 1995-01
Pages 379
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A highly illustrated (b&w) account of the development of US submarines that begins with small submarines such as David Bushnell's Revolutionary War Turtle and the Civil War Hunley, which weak navies hoped could help them face down their far more powerful enemies, and ends with the big fleet submari

U S Destroyers

U S  Destroyers Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 1557504423
Release 2004
Pages 552
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As the only history of U.S. destroyers based on internal, formerly classified papers of the U.S. Navy, the book is vital reading for all who have served on board these ships and for all who would like to understand the origins of the present destroyer force and its future.

U S small combatants including PT boats subchasers and the brown water navy

U S  small combatants  including PT boats  subchasers  and the brown water navy Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046452200
Release 1987-12
Pages 529
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Traces the development of fast patrol and attack craft by the U.S. Navy, examines the influence of foreign designs, and provides technical information on each vessel

The British Battleship 1906 1946

The British Battleship 1906 1946 Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 9781848322257
Release 2015-09-30
Pages 400
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The British battleship is one of the most intensely studied of all naval topics, but it is also among the most popular. Norman Friedman is one of the most highly regarded of all naval writers, with an avid following for his work. Therefore, a new book on British battleships by Friedman is a major event, and has been eagerly awaited ever since knowledge of the project began to circulate among enthusiasts.Friedman has the ability to bring new ideas to even the most over-worked subjects, based on extensive original research and a talent for explaining technology in the wider context of politics, economics and strategy. His latest book covers the development of Royal Navy capital ships, including battlecruisers, from the pre-history of the revolutionary Dreadnought of 1906 to the last of the line, HMS Vanguard in 1946. Repleat with original insights, the story that emerges will enlighten and surprise even the most knowledgeable.The attraction of the book is enhanced by sets of specially commissioned plans of the important classes by John Roberts and A D Baker III, both renowned experts in their own right, plus a colour section featuring the original Admiralty draughts, including a spectacular double gatefold.For many with an interest in warships, this will be the book of the year.

Battleship New Jersey

Battleship New Jersey Author Paul Stillwell
ISBN-10 0870210297
Release 1986
Pages 319
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The author, a former crew member of the New Jersey, gives an operational history of the only U.S. battleship to participate in three wars and provides an inside perspective of warship life

Battleship Design and Development 1905 1945

Battleship Design and Development  1905 1945 Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 0851771351
Release 1978-01
Pages 175
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Battleship Design and Development 1905 1945 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Battleship Design and Development 1905 1945 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Battleship Design and Development 1905 1945 book for free.

British Cruisers

British Cruisers Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 9781783469185
Release 2011-01-24
Pages 320
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For most of the twentieth century Britain possessed both the world’s largest merchant fleet and its most extensive overseas territories. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Royal Navy always showed a particular interest in the cruiser – a multi-purpose warship needed in large numbers to defend trade routes and police the empire. Above all other types, the cruiser’s competing demands of quality and quantity placed a heavy burden on designers, and for most of the inter-war years Britain sought to square this circle through international treaties restricting both size and numbers. In the process she virtually invented the heavy cruiser and inspired the large 6in-armed cruiser, neither of which, ironically, served her best interests. For the first time this book seeks to comprehend the full policy background, from which a different and entirely original picture emerges of British cruiser development. After the war the cruiser’s role was reconsidered and the final chapters of the book cover modernisations, the plans for missile-armed ships and the convoluted process that turned the ‘through-deck cruiser’ into the Invincible class light carriers. With detailed appendices of ship data, and illustrated in depth with photos and A D Baker’s specially commissioned plans, British Cruisers truly matches the lofty standards set by Friedman’s previous books on British destroyers.

American Battleships 1886 1923

American Battleships  1886 1923 Author John C. Reilly
ISBN-10 UOM:39015006070893
Release 1980
Pages 259
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A small and ordinary fish named Glub asks himself the big questions in life as he observes life in the diner beyond his fishbowl.

Fighters Over the Fleet

Fighters Over the Fleet Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 9781848324060
Release 2016-10-30
Pages 400
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This is an account of the evolution of naval fighters for fleet air defense and the parallel evolution of the ships operating and controlling them, concentrating on the three main exponents of carrier warfare, the Royal Navy, the US Navy, and the Imperial Japanese Navy. It describes the earliest efforts from the 1920s but it was not until radar allowed the direction of fighters that organized air defense became possible. Thus major naval-air battles of the Second World War like Midway, the Pedestal convoy, the Philippine Sea and Okinawa are portrayed as tests of the new technology. This was ultimately found wanting by the Kamikaze campaigns, which led to postwar moves towards computer control and new kinds of fighters. After 1945 the novel threats of nuclear weapons and standoff missiles compounded the difficulties of naval air defense and the second half of the book covers RN and USN attempts to solve these problems, looking at US experience in Vietnam and British operations in the Falklands War. It concludes with the ultimate US development of techniques and technology to fight the Outer Air Battle in the 1980s, which in turn point to the current state of carrier fighters and the supporting technology. Based largely on documentary sources, some previously unused, this book will appeal to both the naval and aviation communities.

Fighting the Great War at Sea

Fighting the Great War at Sea Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 9781848321892
Release 2014-10-22
Pages 416
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The overriding image of the First World War is the bloody stalemate of the Western Front, but although much of the action did occur on land, the overall shape of the war _ even the inevitability of British participation _ arose out of its maritime character. It was essentially a struggle about access to worldwide resources, most clearly seen in the desperate German attempts to deal with the American industrial threat, which ultimately levered the United States into the war, and thus a consequence of British sea control.rn This radical new book concentrates on the way in which each side tried to use or deny the sea to the other, and in so doing it describes rapid wartime changes not only in ship and weapon technology but also in the way naval warfare was envisaged and fought. Combat produced many surprises: some, like the impact of the mine and torpedo, are familiar, but this book also brings to light many previously unexplored subjects, like creative new tactical practices and improved command and control.rn The contrast between expectation and reality had enormous consequences not only for the course of the war but also for the way navies developed afterwards. This book melds strategic, technical, and tactical aspects to reveal the First World War from a fresh perspective, but also demonstrates how its perceived lessons dominated the way navies prepared for the Second.

British carrier aviation

British carrier aviation Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014459799
Release 1988
Pages 384
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British carrier aviation has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from British carrier aviation also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full British carrier aviation book for free.

The World s Greatest Battleships

The World s Greatest Battleships Author David Ross
ISBN-10 1909160601
Release 2013
Pages 224
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Features 52 of the greatest warships to have sailed and fought in the last 500 years.

Naval Anti Aircraft Guns and Gunnery

Naval Anti Aircraft Guns and Gunnery Author Norman Friedman
ISBN-10 9781612519579
Release 2014-02-15
Pages 400
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This book does for naval anti-aircraft defense what FriedmanÕs Naval Firepower did for surface gunnery Ð it makes a highly complex but historically crucial subject accessible to the layman. It traces the growing aerial threat from its inception in WWI and the response of each of the major navies down to the end of WWII, highlighting in particular the underestimated danger from dive-bombing. The work considers what effective AA fire-control required, and how well each navyÕs systems actually worked, analyzing the weapons, how they were placed on ships, and how this reflected the tactical concepts of naval AA defense. All important guns, directors and electronics are represented in close-up photos and drawings, and lengthy appendices detail their technical data. It is, simply, another superb contribution to naval technical history by its leading exponent.


Battleships Author Peter Hore
ISBN-10 0754829812
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 256
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Illustrated with over 500 photographs from naval and military sources worldwide, this is a must-have reference for anyone interested in the battleships that have helped make history.