Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45

Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45

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The Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II surpassed the Allied and Axis fleets in innovation and technology. This title covers the 12 Japanese battleships that saw service between 1941 and 1945, including the mighty Yamato. Each class is considered in light of its design and construction, its armament and wartime modifications. The author, Mark Stille, uses primary sources and dramatic photographs to tell the story of these mighty battleships at war, including their major engagements during the raid at Pearl Harbor and the battle of Midway. The first English language book to include photographs from the prestigious Fukui Collection, this investigation will fascinate any naval enthusiast.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 5mm | 186g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 b/w; 7 col; 40 b/w; 7 col
  • 1846032806
  • 9781846032806
  • 172,781

Table of contents

Introduction * Kongo Class * Fuso Class * Ise Class * Nagato Class * Yamato Class * Japanese Battleships at War * Conclusion * Bibliography * Color Plate Commentary * Index
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Review quote

"Mark Stille's Imperial Japanese Navy Battleships 1941-45 covers the twelve big Japanese battleships that saw service during World War II. The author's use of primary sources and dramatic photos provides a visual survey of the ships: in fact all the coverage are powerful in original resources and vintage illustrations." --The California Bookwatch (October 2008)

"...looking at the color plates for each class, including some cutaways, I imagine that this book would be a great resource for modelers. The single-page appendix on the paint schemes of Japanese WW2-era battleships would likely be a great niche reference." --C. Peter Chen, World War II Database (August 2008)

"An excellent book on a most interesting subject and one that I am positive you will find to be of interest. One that will be pulled from the shelves time after time and one I can highly recommend to you." --Scott Van Aken, (July 2008)
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About Mark Stille

Commander (retired) Mark O Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer , spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. This is his second book for Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA.
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