Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship

Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship

Yellow Sea 1904–05

Duel 15
  • Author: Robert Forczyk
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard, Ian Palmer, Tony Bryan
  • Short code: DUE 15
  • Publication Date: 10 Feb 2009
  • Number of Pages: 80
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The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signalled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major power on the world stage. Watched by the rest of the world's superpowers, this incredibly violent war was disastrous for the Russians who, despite their superior numbers, were defeated by the Japanese underdogs in a spectacular fashion.The key technical elements of firepower, protection, maneuverability and communications for each side are covered in detail and accompanied by first-hand accounts and specially commissioned artwork to explain and illustrate this historically significant duel.

Biographical Note

Dr Robert A. Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history. He is currently a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserves and has served 18 years as an armour officer in the US 2nd and 4th Infantry Divisions and as an intelligence officer in the 29th Infantry Division (Light). This is his second title in the Duel series. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years' experience who lives and works in Dorset. Tony has produced many illustrations for Osprey's New Vanguard series and completed the ship profiles for this volume.


Introduction Chronology Design and development Technical Specifications: Firepower (main and secondary batteries, fire control, ammunition), protection (armour belts, quality of steel, damage control), Maneuverability (speed, turning ability, sea keeping), communications (internal within ship, with other battleships) The Combatants: The Japanese Battleship Crew (Composition, individual and crew training, morale, strengths
weaknesses and fleet doctrine), The Russian Battleship crew (same as above) Combat

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