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The Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II possessed the most technologically advanced and varied submarine fleet in the world. Ranging from the largest pre-nuclear submarines in the world to manned torpedoes, with the fastest combat vessels and midget submarines operating alongside craft capable of carrying floatplane bombers, the fleet should have been an awe-inspiring and highly effective force. Yet, despite playing a crucial scouting role and being equipped with the best torpedoes available, the Japanese submarine fleet was surprisingly ineffective.
With unique color plates, Mark Stille highlights the technical details of this diverse fleet, including the design successes and operational errors as well as investigating the underlying causes behind the failures of one of the greatest naval forces in the Pacific.
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About the Author
Commander (retired) Mark O Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer , spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. This is his second book for Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA. The author lives in Dunn Loring, VA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.