US Standard-type Battleships 1941–45 (2)

Tennessee, Colorado and Unbuilt Classes

US Standard-type Battleships 1941–45 (2) cover

US Standard-type Battleships 1941–45 (2)

Tennessee, Colorado and Unbuilt Classes

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This book completes an authoritative two-part study on the Standard-type US battleships of World War II – ships that were designed to fight a different type of war than the one that unfolded. It gives precise technical details of the design history and features of the Tennessee, Colorado and the unfinished South Dakota and Lexington classes, whilst providing an operational history of the former two. Written by a leading expert on the US Navy in World War II and augmented by contemporary photographs and specially commissioned illustrations, this is the other half of the story of the US Standard-type battleships – from the terrible damage they sustained at Pearl Harbor to their support of the war-winning landings of the US Marine Corps and US Army.

Table of Contents

Introduction/ World War II naval strategy and the role of the battleship/ Design developments/ Weapons/ Fire control/ Tactics/ Tennessee class/ Colorado class/ South Dakota class/ Lexington class/ Analysis and Conclusion/ Bibliography/ Index

Product details

Published 20 Dec 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472806994
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 229
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mark Stille

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Paul Wright

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