US Fast Battleships 1938-91: The Iowa Class [NOOK Book]

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In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Treaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book covers the design, construction, and employment of the four Iowa-class battleships, the largest in the American fleet. During World War II, they served as guards for the aircraft carriers and their bombardments provided cover for the numerous landings in the Pacific. At the war's end, the Japanese signed their surrender on the decks of an Iowa-class battleship, the ...
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US Fast Battleships 1938-91: The Iowa Class

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Overview

In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Treaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book covers the design, construction, and employment of the four Iowa-class battleships, the largest in the American fleet. During World War II, they served as guards for the aircraft carriers and their bombardments provided cover for the numerous landings in the Pacific. At the war's end, the Japanese signed their surrender on the decks of an Iowa-class battleship, the USS Missouri. After World War II, the ships continued to serve, providing support during Korea, Vietnam, and even the first Gulf War. This book tells the full story of the greatest of the American battleships.


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Editorial Reviews

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"...this is a very good primmer of the Iowa class, with a considerable amount of information packed between the covers." - Bill Kluge, IPMS/USA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780962726
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Series: New Vanguard , #172
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 679,362
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Burr has had a life long passion for naval history. He was recently the British specialist on a Channel 4 documentary on Jutland. He has also been part of a team who has conducted underwater explorations of the Battlecruiser wrecks. He now lives in the USA.


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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Design and Construction 4

Fire Control

Radar

Aircraft

Construction Timetable

Iowa Class Operations 17

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam

The Cold War and a Soviet Challenge

Desert Storm

Iowa Class Battleships Today

Conclusion 45

Bibliography 45

Appendix 46

Index 48

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2013

    Iowa class

    It is awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Iowa class battleship

    In this book it shows what war the Iowa class battleships it had been in. It also shows when, how and why it was built. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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