German Pocket Battleships 1939–45

German Pocket Battleships 1939–45

New Vanguard 75
  • Author: Gordon Williamson
  • Illustrator: Ian Palmer
  • Short code: NVG 75
  • Publication Date: 20 May 2003
  • Number of Pages: 48
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After the end of World War I, the German Navy came up with the concept of the Panzerschiffe, or Pocket Battleship, as a method of circumventing treaty limitations on the size and types of ship Germany was permitted to build. New, more modern production methods, where welded construction prevailed over the older riveting process, were combined with the development of modern engines capable of fast speeds and a very powerful armament, far superior to that on any enemy Cruisers. This book covers these three sister ships, the ‘Deutschland', the ‘Admiral Graf Spee' and the ‘Admiral Scheer', which formed the core of the Kriegsmarine's fighting power at the start of World War II.

Biographical Note

Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their winners. He has written a number of World War II titles for Osprey.Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist. A graduate in 3D design, he has provided illustrations for many publications, from modelling James Bond's Aston Martin to recreating lunar landings. He lives and works in London with his wife and three cats.

Contents

Introduction Design and Development Operational History The Variants Further Reading Colour plate commentary Index

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