Fubuki class destroyers: Fubuki class destroyer, Japanese destroyer Uranami, Japanese destroyer Amagiri, Japanese destroyer Fubuki

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Fubuki Class Destroyer, Japanese Destroyer Uranami, Japanese Destroyer Hatsuyuki, Japanese Destroyer Amagiri, Japanese Destroyer Fubuki, Japanese Destroyer Ayanami, Japanese Destroyer Shikinami, Japanese Destroyer YÅ?giri, Japanese Destroyer Shirayuki, Japanese Destroyer Shirakumo, Japanese Destroyer Akebono, Japanese Destroyer ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Fubuki Class Destroyer, Japanese Destroyer Uranami, Japanese Destroyer Hatsuyuki, Japanese Destroyer Amagiri, Japanese Destroyer Fubuki, Japanese Destroyer Ayanami, Japanese Destroyer Shikinami, Japanese Destroyer YÅ?giri, Japanese Destroyer Shirayuki, Japanese Destroyer Shirakumo, Japanese Destroyer Akebono, Japanese Destroyer Ushio, Japanese Destroyer Murakumo, Japanese Destroyer Asagiri, Japanese Destroyer Sazanami, Japanese Destroyer Isonami, Japanese Destroyer Usugumo, Japanese Destroyer Shinonome, Japanese Destroyer Oboro, Japanese Destroyer Sagiri, Japanese Destroyer Miyuki. Excerpt: Fubuki Office of Naval Intelligence drawing of Fubuki class The Fubuki class destroyers ( , Fubukigata kuchikukan ? ) was a class of twenty four destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy . The Fubuki class has been called "the world's first modern destroyer." The Fubuki class not only set a new standard for Japanese vessels, but for destroyers around the world. At a time when British and American destroyers had changed little from their unturreted, single-gun mounts and light weaponry, the Japanese destroyers were bigger, more powerfully armed, and faster than anything that any other fleet possessed. They remained formidable opponents to the end of World War II , despite being much older than many of their adversaries. Background After the end of World War I , the Imperial Japanese Navy General Staff issued requirements for a destroyer with a maximum speed of 39 knots , range of 4000 nautical miles at 14 knots, and armed with large numbers of the recently developed Type 8 torpedoes. These destroyers were intended to operate with the new series of fast and powerful new cruisers also under consideration as part of a program intended to give the Imperial Japanese Navy a qualitative edge with the ...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155530291
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Pages: 22
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.05 (d)

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