German Heavy Cruisers 1939–45

German Heavy Cruisers 1939–45 cover

Description

The development of this excellent and successful class of warship only became possible after the Anglo-German naval agreement of 1935 eased restrictions on the types of ship Germany could build; even then only five of the class were permitted: the Admiral Hipper, the Blücher, the Prinz Eugen, the Seydlitz and the Lützow. These Cruisers were designed for Atlantic operations and had eight 8 inch guns, 12 10.5 cm heavy anti-aircraft guns and 17 smaller calibre anti aircraft guns as well as twelve torpedo tubes and their own compliment of up to six aircraft. This title covers the design, development and operational history of the Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper class.

Product details

Published Apr 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780966199
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 23 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 81
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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