Aircraft Versus Submarines: The Evolution of the Anti-Submarine Aircraft, 1912-1945

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"In 1912 the idea of using aircraft to hunt submarines was first seriously mooted. The 33 years that followed witnessed astonishingly diverse and often fascinating developments in this field. From the first faltering steps, the reader will trace the path which led to the sophisticated and deadly aerial submarine hunters that were operational at the end of World War II." Here are described the actions, the aircraft, the weapons, the tactics and, most important of all, the people involved with them. This was a battle quite unlike any other when
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Overview

"In 1912 the idea of using aircraft to hunt submarines was first seriously mooted. The 33 years that followed witnessed astonishingly diverse and often fascinating developments in this field. From the first faltering steps, the reader will trace the path which led to the sophisticated and deadly aerial submarine hunters that were operational at the end of World War II." Here are described the actions, the aircraft, the weapons, the tactics and, most important of all, the people involved with them. This was a battle quite unlike any other when patience was more of a virtue than panache. But for all that, there were frequent demands on the determination and bravery of those who took part.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844150915
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Beginnings : 1912 to 1918 1
2 The years between : 1919 to August 1939 28
3 The long, hard road : September 1939 to June 1941 39
4 The conflict widens : July 1941 to June 1942 69
5 The crow begins to peck : June 1942 to January 1943 81
6 Blow for blow : February to April 1943 109
7 The wolves' fangs are drawn : May to August 1943 128
8 Climax in the bay : May to August 1943 147
9 Slipway No. 5 at Danzig : September 1943 to May 1944 165
10 Final battles of the European War : May 1944 to May 1945 196
11 Battles elsewhere : December 1941 to August 1945 224
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