Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939–45 (1)

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Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939–45 (1)

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This, the first of two volumes on Germany's World War II U-boats, traces their development from the early U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy, the prohibition on Germany having U-boats following the Armistice in 1918 and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles, the secret development of U-boats using a 'cover-firm' in Holland, culminating in the formation of the 1st U-boat Flotilla in 1935 with the modern Type II. The operational history section includes examples from the Classes Type VIIA, Type VIIB, VIID, VIIE and VIIF before concentrating on the mainstay of the U-boat arm, the Type VIIC. Comparisons are also made with the standard allied submarines, their strengths, weaknesses and U-boat tactics.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The Type I · The Type II · The Type VII · The Type XIV · Armament · The torpedo · The mine · The powerplant · Other standard equipment · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published May 25 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841763637
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 51
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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