Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45

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At the forefront of Japanese naval technology in World War II were its battleships. This title covers the 12 monstrous Japanese battleships that saw service with the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II. Each class is considered in turn, in light of its design and construction, its armament and wartime modifications. The author, Mark Stille, uses primary sources and dramatic photographs to tell the story of these mighty battleships at war, and examines the wider context of Japanese battleship development by ...
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Overview

At the forefront of Japanese naval technology in World War II were its battleships. This title covers the 12 monstrous Japanese battleships that saw service with the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II. Each class is considered in turn, in light of its design and construction, its armament and wartime modifications. The author, Mark Stille, uses primary sources and dramatic photographs to tell the story of these mighty battleships at war, and examines the wider context of Japanese battleship development by looking at naval strategy and the cult of the battleship. This title will fascinate any naval enthusiast, and the detailed color plates will make it invaluable to modelers of the period.
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"Mark Stille's Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45 covers the twelve big Japanese battleships that saw service during World War II. The author's use of primary sources and dramatic photos provides a visual survey of the ships: in fact all the coverage are powerful in original resources and vintage illustrations." -The California Bookwatch (October 2008)"...looking at the color plates for each class, including some cutaways, I imagine that this book would be a great resource for modelers. The single-page appendix on the paint schemes of Japanese WW2-era battleships would likely be a great niche reference."- C. Peter Chen, World War II Database (August 2008)"An excellent book on a most interesting subject and one that I am positive you will find to be of interest. One that will be pulled from the shelves time after time and one I can highly recommend to you."- Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (July 2008).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846032806
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 7/22/2008
  • Series: New Vanguard Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 474,848
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     4
Japanese naval strategy and the cult of the battleship
Japanese naval tactics and the role of the battleship
Japanese Battleship Development     7
Weapons
Radar
Kongo Class     14
Fuso Class     21
Ise Class     26
Nagato Class     31
Yamato Class     36
Conclusion     44
Appendix     46
Bibliography     47
Index     48
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  • Posted July 7, 2009

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    Good overview of the Japanese Navy Battleship development from WW1 timeframe to end of WW2.

    Starting with pre Dreadnought battleship development and Japanese naval tactics this book gives a good overview of the 12 battleships of the Japanese Navy. Starting with the Kongo Class and ending with the Yamato Class all ships are described with their general modifications during their lifetime and their participation in the Pacific theatre of WW2. As always these Osprey books have a good balance of historical researched text, photos and coloured templates. Also a bibliography leads to further recommended sources. This book makes appetite for more detailed books about the individual battleships, because the Japanese Battleships had their own design with the large pagoda tower.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    The book on how Japan created some monster ships like the Yamato.

    This book contains detailed information on some of Japans'capital ships,constructed before and during the 2nd world war.It is interesting to note that most of her capital ships were built in England,since England and Japan were Allies during W.W.1,where the Japanese fought the Germans at Tsingtao-the Germans had a small piece of China before the War.Other battleships that were designed were either turned into other ship type (notably aircraft carriers) or were scrapped at the design table.

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