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US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45 (Osprey)

During World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. In response to the severe air threat that surface ships faced, new cruisers were designed with increasingly heavy antiaircraft weaponry as well as the traditional 6in guns. With the speed and range to keep up with aircraft carriers, and their considerable antiaircraft capability, they were a mainstay of the carrier escorts.

This book examines every US light cruiser produced, including those of the Fargo and Worcester classes, which were actually complete after World War II had ended, tracing their design, development and evolution throughout the war and beyond.

Autor:Mark Stille
Ausführung:48 Seiten, 25 x 18.5 x 0.6 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:40 s/w-Abbildungen und 7 Farbfotos
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2016)
Serie:New Vanguard (236)
EAN:9781472811400
Buch: US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45 (Osprey)

US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45

Sprache: Englisch

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US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-war Classes (Osprey)

Designed and produced under the regulations of the Washington Naval Treaty, the heavy cruisers of the Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans and Wichita classes were exercises in compromise. While they possessed very heavy armament - the Pensacolas, for example, carrying a main battery of ten 8" guns - this came at the cost of protection - armor was the same thickness as a gun cruiser, and incapable of protecting the vessels from enemy 8" fire.
As the classes evolved, these flaws began to be corrected, with the main battery being reduced, and increased protection being added to the vital areas of the ship. Despite these drawbacks, the pre-war heavy cruiser classes served with distinction throughout World War II.

Contents: Introduction - US naval strategy and the role of the heavy cruiser - US heavy cruiser design and development and impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties - Armament - Radar - The Heavy Cruiser Classes - Analysis and Conclusion.

Autor:Mark Stille
Ausführung:48 Seiten, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.4 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen (in s/w und Farbe)
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2014)
Serie:New Vanguard (210)
EAN:9781782006299
Buch: US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-war Classes (Osprey)

US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-war Classes

Sprache: Englisch

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US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75 : Wartime and Post-war Classes (Osprey)

Versatile warships, the heavy cruisers of the Baltimore class, and their successors in the Oregon City and Des Moines classes, commonly acted as carrier escorts throughout World War II, but also performed bombardment duties in support of amphibious landings.
Post-World War II, the heavy cruisers continued to see service, chiefly in Korea and Vietnam.

Even after the heyday of the heavy cruiser had passed, the ships continued to serve - several were converted into the earliest examples of guided missile cruisers, and created an enduring legacy in the US Navy.
From an established expert on the US and Pacific naval history, this is an invaluable resource richly illustrated with artwork and photographs.

This title follows on from a companion book covering the US heavy cruisers that were built prior to the war, together forming the definitive guide to the US's heavy cruiser classes.

Autor:Mark Stille
Ausführung:48 Seiten, 25 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:39 s/w-Abbildungen und 9 Farbfotos
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2014)
Serie:New Vanguard (214)
EAN:9781782006329
Buch: US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75 : Wartime and Post-war Classes (Osprey)

US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75 : Wartime and Post-war Classes

Sprache: Englisch

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USS Indianapolis (CA-35): From Presidential Cruiser, Delivery of the Atomic Bombs, to Tragic Sinking in WW II (Legends of Warfare)

Despite the limitations of the Washington Naval Treaty, USS Indianapolis was an imposing warship. She was widely used by US dignitaries in the 1930s, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who sailed aboard the ship many times.
After the outbreak of World War II, she saw service near Alaska before moving into waters nearer the Japanese home islands. There, she was struck by a kamikaze and forced to return to the US for repairs.

Upon completion of the repairs, Indianapolis was selected to transport components of the "Little Boy" atomic bomb from mainland US to Tinian in the Marianas Islands. On the return journey, she was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine, becoming the last large warship lost by the US during World War II.
Delay in the mission to recover surviving crew resulted in the largest loss of life aboard a single ship at sea in US Navy history. The sinking of Indianapolis remains surrounded in controversy, and the wreck was not located until 2017.

Autor:David Doyle
Ausführung:128 Seiten, 23 x 23 x 1.8 cm, gebunden
Abbildungen:240 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2021)
Serie:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764362620
Buch: USS Indianapolis (CA-35): From Presidential Cruiser, Delivery of the Atomic Bombs, to Tragic Sinking in WW II (Legends of Warfare)

USS Indianapolis (CA-35): From Presidential Cruiser, Delivery of the Atomic Bombs, to Tragic Sinking in WW II

Sprache: Englisch

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USN Cruiser Vs IJN Cruiser : Guadalcanal 1942 (Osprey)

Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presents the cruiser clashes during the battles for Guadacanal , highlighting the Battle of Savo Island and the Battle of Cape Esperance. The first was a Japanese victory that resulted in the loss of four Allied cruisers.
However, in the latter, the Americans managed to turn the tables despite the battle being fought throughout the night.

This book presents a view of the design and development of the opposing weapons systems, illustrated with newly commissioned digital artwork. It uses firsthand accounts to bring the battles to life and explain why the Americans suffered early on, but eventually had their revenge.

Autor:Mark Stille , Paul Wright , Howard Gerrard
Ausführung:80 Seiten, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.6 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:s/w-Abbildungen, Zeichnungen in Farbe
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2009)
Serie:Duel (22)
EAN:9781846034664
Buch: USN Cruiser Vs IJN Cruiser : Guadalcanal 1942 (Osprey)

USN Cruiser Vs IJN Cruiser : Guadalcanal 1942

Sprache: Englisch

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US Navy Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers (Osprey)

Faced with an increasingly formidable anti-ship cruise missile threat from the Soviet Union in the early days of the Cold War, and with the recent memory of the kamikaze threat from World War II, the USN placed a great priority on developing air defence cruise missiles and getting them to sea to protect the fleet.
The first of these missiles were sizable, necessitating large ships to carry them and their sensors, which resulted in the conversion of a mix of heavy and light cruisers. These ships, tasked with protecting carrier groups and acting as flagships, entered service from 1955 and served until 1980.

The cruisers served in the front lines of the Cold War and many saw combat service, engaging in surface actions from Vietnam to the Persian Gulf. Complementing the conventionally-powered missile cruisers was a much smaller number of expensive nuclear-powered cruisers, including the Long Beach, the USN's largest-ever missile cruiser.
Until replaced by the Ticonderoga and Burke classes of Aegis ships, the USN's 38 missile cruisers were the most capable and important surface combatants in the fleet and served all over the globe during the Cold War.

Using specially commissioned artwork and meticulous research, this illustrated title explores the story of these cruisers in unparalleled detail, revealing the history behind their development and employment.

Autor:Mark Stille
Ausführung:48 Seiten, 25 x 18.5 x 0.2 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2020)
Serie:New Vanguard (278)
EAN:9781472835260
Buch: US Navy Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers (Osprey)

US Navy Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers

Sprache: Englisch

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Letzte Aktualisierung:15-06-2024