The Illustrated Guide to Destroyers and Frigates

A fully illustrated country-by-country directory of destroyers, from the early torpedo boats of the 1890s through to modern anti-aircraft destroyers such as the Type 45 Daring class and the Arleigh Burke (DDG.51) class, and a guide to the frigates of the world, from the Spica class and Black Swan class of the 1930s through to the modern-day Type 23 and the Steregushchiy class Examines over 100 years of destroyer and frigate evolution, including special topics such as the origins of the torpedo boat, destroyers at the Dardanelles, the „Tokyo Express“, the sinking of the Haguro, destroyers in the Falklands, the first frigates, typical convoy action at the height of the Battle of the Atlantic, frigates versus high-speed submarines, and frigates in the missile age Specification boxes provide at-a-glance information about each vessel's country of origin, displacement, dimensions, armament, machinery, power, performance and protection Includes fascinating quotes from military leaders, a glossary explaining key naval terms and abbreviations, and extensive class lists at the back of the book A unique collection of over 650 photographs illustrating each class

Издател: Hermes House
Език: Английски
Година: 2009
ISBN: 9781846814884
Страници: 256
Корици: твърди
Тегло: 1600 грама
Размери: 30×23.5
Наличност: Не
Раздел: Енциклопедии. Каталози. Справочници, Енциклопедии и справочници, Книги

Цена: 19.95