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Big Gun Battles Warship

Door Robert C. Stern

Big Gun Battles Warship
RubriekWO II
Boeknummer#227173
TitelBig Gun Battles Warship. Duels of the Second World War
AuteurStern, Robert C.
BoektypeGebonden hardcover met stofomslag
UitgeverijBarnsley, Seaforth Publishing
Jaar van uitgave2015
ISBN101848321538
ISBN139781848321533
TaalEngels
SamenvattingThe outcome of much of the maritime warfare in the Second World War was decided by the torpedo or the aerial bomb, making relatively recent warship types, the submarine and aircraft carrier, the new arbiters naval conflict. Yet despite this, there was a surprising number of traditional ship-to-ship engagements involving the big guns of battleships and cruisers. This book recounts some of the most important, technically interesting, or obscure of these gunfire duels in a narrative that combines pacy storytelling with an in-depth understanding of the factors influencing victory or defeat. Covering all theatres of the naval war from 1939 until the Japanese surrender, the incidents are selected to demonstrate the changing face of surface warfare under the influence of rapidly improving fire-control systems, radar and other sensors. By 1945 this allowed big ships to open fire at great ranges with a high probability of hitting with the first salvo. This success was the pinnacle of gunnery excellence, but also heralded the end of naval gunnery as a major factor in sea warfare - facing such deadly accuracy, navies looked to longer-ranged, and smarter, ship-killing weapons like surface-skimming missiles and homing torpedoes.
Pagina's268
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Prijs€ 20,00
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