Axis Midget Submarines

Axis Midget Submarines

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by Mark Stille, Paul Wright
     
 

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During World War II, Germany, Japan, and Italy built approximately 2,000 small, inherently stealthy, naval craft to perform special operations and conventional naval missions. Much more numerous and more technically advanced than their Allied counterparts, they saw service worldwide, operating in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Indian Ocean, North Sea…  See more details below

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During World War II, Germany, Japan, and Italy built approximately 2,000 small, inherently stealthy, naval craft to perform special operations and conventional naval missions. Much more numerous and more technically advanced than their Allied counterparts, they saw service worldwide, operating in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Indian Ocean, North Sea, and the English channel. Manned by courageous crews, these vessels made daring attacks on Allied ships in heavily protected anchorages using torpedoes and mines. Most notable were attacks against Gibraltar – launched from an Italian cargo vessel interred in nearby neutral Spain that had been converted into a clandestine support base and equipped with an underwater hatch – and Pearl Harbor. They were used against shipping in coastal waters and, near the end of the war, in desperate attempts to offset their opponents’ overwhelming naval superiority during the US advance across the Pacific and the Allied amphibious landings in France and Italy. This volume will detail the history, weapons, and operations of German, Japanese, and Italian midget submarines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472801241
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/17/2014
Series:
New Vanguard , #323
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,335,622
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific.

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Axis Midget Submarines: 1939-45 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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The tank sped down the hill behind it a tiger tank
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age: (over 18. *wink wink.*) height: 5'4"/ weight: 90 pounds/ clothes: standard fatigues minus the helmet/ appearance: sky blue short hair with two bangs on either side tied into a single braid each, plus a bang in the center of her head. She has indigo eyes and wears a white choker around her neck with a bandolier and satchel./ weapons: springfield '03 sniper rifle, webley and scott silenced pistol and a thompson smg. She carries a combat knife and mk II frag grenades./ division: light infantry/ personal info: japanese which is bad in america at this time. She also has hydrophobia, and is slightly deranged from her past. She enjoys a stiff drink and seems to especially love killing the na<_>zi's. Anything else, please ask.
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