British Battlecruisers 1939–45

British Battlecruisers 1939–45 cover

British Battlecruisers 1939–45

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When war broke out in 1939, only three true battlecruisers remained in the Royal Navy including HMS 'Hood', the world's largest and fastest capital ship for much of her life, which would be destroyed in action against the German battleship 'Bismarck'. Out of the remaining two battlecruisers ('Repulse' and 'Renown') one was sunk by Japanese aircraft off Singapore, whilst the other served with distinction until the end of the war. This book traces the pre-war development of these spectacular warships, then describes their wartime exploits, using this to demonstrate their operational and mechanical performance. It examines what life was like on these wartime battlecruisers when they sailed into action.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Variants · Colour plate commentary

Product details

Published Oct 22 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841766331
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 48 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 88
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from Orkney, off the north of…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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