In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare
FROM PROPULSION PROBLEMS AND SENSOR SUITES, TO WEAPONS AND COMBAT, THIS BOOK DETAILS THE FAST-ATTACK CLASS OF THE UNITED STATES` NUCLEAR SUBMARINES DIVISION.
The Polish army during the Blitzkrieg conjures up tragic images of infantry and dashing, but ineffective and ultimately doomed cavalry charges
From the launching of La Gloire to the emergence of modern turreted battleships in 1875, this book offers a fascinating insight into Continental Europe`s innovative and powerful ironclads.
The tiny new state of the United Provinces of the Netherlands won its independence from the mighty Spanish empire by fighting and winning the Eighty Years` War, from 1568 and 1648
This volume will detail the history, weapons, and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built before the war
THIS BOOK INTRODUCES THE READER TO THE EARLY YEARS OF US SUBMARINE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION DURING THE FIRST THIRD OF THE 20TH CENTURY
The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was designed by the Allies specifically for the D-Day landings
The Soviet Navy that faced the German onslaught in 1941 boasted a mixture of modern warships, often built with foreign technical assistance, and antiquated warships from the Tsarist era that were modernized for the conflict
The world`s first war machines were ships built two millennia before the dawn of the Classical world
THIS BOOK TELLS THE DEVELOPMENTAL AND OPERATIONAL HISTORY OF THIS IMPORTANT TOOL OF AMERICAN AMPHIBIOUS MILITARY STRATEGY THAT SPANNED THREE WARS.
The Red Army suffered such catastrophic losses of armor in the summer of 1941 that they begged Britain and the United States to send tanks
MOTOR GUN BOATS WERE THE SPITFIRES OF THE SEAS OF THE ROYAL NAVY
From El Alemein through Sicily, Italy, Normandy, the Ardennes, and Germany, the Allied M7 Priest self-propelled howitzer and its Canadian/British Sexton 25 pdr version became iconic
WRITTEN BY A VIETNAM VETERAN, THIS BOOK TRACES THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE GUN TRUCKS FROM THE JURY-RIGGED ORIGINALS TO THE POWERFUL ARMORED VEHICLES THAT APPEARED LATER IN THE WAR.
THIS BOOK DETAILS ONE OF THE ONLY US ARMOURED VEHICLES CAPABLE OF DEALING WITH THE PANTHER AND TIGER DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE.
Between the two world wars, the United States contributed significantly to the evolution of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking to break through the lines of German trenches
FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF THE ELITE SERIES PIRATES TITLE, THIS BOOK PROVIDES A DETAILED DESCRIPTION AND PICTORIAL EXPLORATION OF THE SHIPS THAT SCOURED THE HIGH SEAS DURING THE `GOLDEN AGE OF PIRACY`
IN 1938, THE UNITED STATES ABANDONED THE CONSTRAINTS IMPOSED BY THE WASHINGTON TREATY AND BEGAN WORK ON A NEW CLASS OF SUPER-BATTLESHIPS
Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War
Over the last 30 years, the `technical` or armed pick-up truck has become arguably the most ubiquitous military land vehicle of modern warfare
IN 1944, THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY PROPOSED THE USE OF SPECIAL ATTACK FORMATIONS - CODE FOR SUICIDE ATTACKS
The fascinating super-heavy tanks of World War II were heirs to the siege machine tradition - a means of breaking the deadlock of ground combat
DURING THE 17TH CENTURY, ENGLAND AND HOLLAND FOUND THEMSELVES AT WAR THREE TIMES, IN A CLASH FOR ECONOMIC AND NAVAL SUPREMACY, FOUGHT OUT IN THE COLD WATERS OF THE NORTH SEA AND THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.
AS THE MAJOR POWERS ENGAGED IN AN ARMS RACE IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, THE ADMIRALTY WAS TASKED WITH DEVELOPING THE SUBMARINE
The Soviet Union`s cruise missile submarines, from the modified Whiskey to the Oscar II classes, were among the most formidable vessels of the Cold War
The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions, but also by a Navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed
This title looks at the Medium Mark A Whippet, one of the most successful British tanks of World War I
Ever since the mid-19th Century, national militaries have sought to create monster artillery pieces, designed to shatter armies, cities, and fortresses and their morale
The first volume of this two part series cover the infantry tanks and battle tanks that served in 1940, starting with the Renault FT of World War I fame and the modernization of the FT in the inter-war years.
American Navy cruisers built prior to World Wat II saw extensive action throughout the Pacific War, in both surface actions like Guadalcanal, and carrier battles like Midway
World War I was the Golden Age of the railway gun
DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE EARLY FRENCH ARMOR DEVELOPMENTS AND THEIR TRIUMPHANT NEW DESIGN, THE RENAULT FT, THAT HELPED TO TURN THE TIDE OF WAR IN THE FAVOR OF THE ALLIES.
EXPLORES THE ORIGINS OF AMERICAN WARSHIPS, PRIMARILY LIGHT AND MEDIUM FRIGATES, BUILT FOR THE CONTINENTAL NAVY DURING THE YEARS 1776-1783
USING NUMEROUS PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWLY COMMISSIONED ARTWORK, THIS BOOK LOOKS AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HUMBER LIGHT RECONNAISSANCE CAR (LRC), ITS USE BY THE RECONNAISSANCE CORPS, AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO BRITISH INFANTRY DIVISIONS IN THE THEATER IN WHICH IT SERVED.
Written by US Navy expert Mark Stille, this book offers a unique insight into the Standard-type classes of US battleships
THE LIGHT ARMORED VEHICLE -25 (LAV-25) HAS PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN TRANSFORMING MARINE CORPS DOCTRINE SINCE ITS INTRODUCTION IN THE EARLY-1980S
FROM THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY TO THE MIDDLE OF THE 20TH, MOST WESTERN POWERS MAINTAINED A NAVAL PRESENCE IN CHINA
FIRST SEEN DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AND LATER IN THE FRANCO-PRUSSIAN AND BOER WARS, THE MILITARY USE OF THE ARMORED TRAIN CAME TO THE FORE DURING WORLD WAR I, REIGNING SUPREME ON THE EASTERN FRONT
SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY, DESTROYERS HAVE BEEN ALL-PURPOSE SHIPS, INDISPENSABLE IN ROLES LARGE AND SMALL - FROM PASSING THE MAIL AT SEA TO SCREENING LARGER SHIPS, AND, WHERE LARGER SHIPS WERE NOT PRESENT, FORMING THE FRONTLINE IN BATTLE
PACKED WITH CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATIONS OF US FRIGATES AND THEIR BRITISH AND FRENCH RIVALS, THIS BOOK FOLLOWS THE ESCALATION OF THE NAVAL `ARMS RACE` DURING THE 18TH CENTURY.
The T43 design represented the pinnacle of U