German Pocket Battleships 1939–45

German Pocket Battleships 1939–45 cover

German Pocket Battleships 1939–45

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 20 May 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841765013
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 42 b/w; 25 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 75
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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