Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941–45

Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941–45 cover

Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941–45

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Designed with little more than a passing nod to the international naval treaties of the inter-war period, the Imperial Japanese Navy's heavy cruisers were fast and heavily armed. Like the other vessels of the Japanese Navy, the heavy cruisers were technologically superior to and far more innovative than their Allied rivals, whom they met in many of the major Pacific Theatre battles, including Midway and Leyte Gulf. Mark Stille continues his study of the IJN of WWII with this fascinating topic, addressing the design and development of all 18 ships in the six heavy cruiser classes, from pre-war construction and mid-war alterations, to their operational histories and eventual fates.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Japanese naval strategy and the role of the heavy cruiser
Japanese heavy cruiser doctrine
Japanese heavy cruiser design and development and impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties
Japanese heavy cruiser weapons
Japanese heavy cruiser radar
The Heavy Cruiser Classes
Furutaka Class
Aoba Class
Myoko Class
Takao Class
Mogami Class
Tone Class

Analysis and Conclusion

Product details

Published 20 Feb 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781849081481
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 176
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Stille

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