Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45

Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45

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by Mark Stille, Tony Bryan
     
 

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During World War II the Imperial Japanese Navy was at the forefront of submarine technology. It fielded the largest pre-nuclear submarines in the world, some capable of carrying floatplane bombers, which operated alongside fast combat vessels and midget submarines, all equipped with the best torpedoes available. The Japanese submarine fleet should have been an…  See more details below

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During World War II the Imperial Japanese Navy was at the forefront of submarine technology. It fielded the largest pre-nuclear submarines in the world, some capable of carrying floatplane bombers, which operated alongside fast combat vessels and midget submarines, all equipped with the best torpedoes available. The Japanese submarine fleet should have been an awe-inspiring force but, despite playing a crucial scouting role and enjoying several notable successes, it was surprisingly ineffective. Using unique color plates, Mark Stille describes the astounding technical advances of this range of vessels, and the wartime tactics responsible for their failure.

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“This new book from Osprey packs a large amount of reference information in its 48 pages, taking the I and RO series IJN submarines, and explaining each vessels specifications in separate 'gray block' style charts, for each vessel discussed.” —Mark Smith, Model Shipwrights (June 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780969954
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/20/2012
Series:
New Vanguard , #135
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,001,230
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Stille is a retired commander in the US Navy, who currently works in Naval Intelligence. He has had numerous war games published in the past, including those concerning Japanese Aircraft Carriers. Interested in the navy, in particular the Imperial Japanese Navy, for much of his life, he devotes much of his time to researching the IJN and the vessels they used.

Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years' experience who lives and works in Dorset. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware ? armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.
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 35 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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Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book covers the subject very well. Quite detailed information but as an ebook it is a bit confusing during the graphics. Be aware that it is 50 pages long, but that is really long enough. It is all there.