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Destroyers - Kriegsmarine: books - history and technology

A book on destroyers of the Kriegsmarine? Here are books on the history, types and technology of German destroyers (Zerstörer) from World War II.

Deutsche Kriegsschiffe - Die Torpedoboote der kaiserlichen Marine (Typenkompass)

Passend zu ihrer ursprünglichen Aufgabe des deutschen Küstenschutzes verfügte die kaiserliche Marine u. a. über Schnell- und Torpedoboote. Die Aufgabe der deutschen Schnellboote bestand vor allem darin, britische Monitore - das waren Kriegsschiffe in seichten Küstengewässern und auf Flüssen - anzugreifen.
Torpedoboote wiederum galten dank ihrer Torpedobewaffnung auch als wirkungsvolle und verhältnismässig preiswerte Methode gegen grosse Linienschiffe.

Eckhard Klien stellt in diesem Typenkompass alle Schnell- und Torpedoboote vor, die zwischen 1872 und 1918 in der kaiserlichen deutschen Marine zum Einsatz kamen.

Pages of the book [TK] Die Torpedoboote der kaiserlichen Marine (1)

Author:Eberhard Kliem
Specs:128 pages, 20.5 x 14 cm / 8.1 x 5.5 in, paperback
Illustrations:97 b&w and 19 colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2018)
Series:Typenkompass
Book: Deutsche Kriegsschiffe - Die Torpedoboote der kaiserlichen Marine (Typenkompass)

Deutsche Kriegsschiffe - Die Torpedoboote der kaiserlichen Marine

Language: German

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German Destroyers 1939-45 (Osprey)

The German destroyer fleet of World War II consisted of nine classes: the Diether Von Roeder Class, the Leberecht Maas Class and the wartime classes Z23, Z35, Z37, Z40, Z43, Z46 and Z52.
These vessels, though fewer in number than the British destroyer fleet, tended to be much bigger and more powerful than their allied counterparts. They served their country well in operations in the Channel, North Sea, the Far North and in the rescue of civilians from East Prussia during the final days of the war.

This title describes their design, development and operational use from the fjords of Narvik to the final days of the war.

Contents: Introduction - Design and Development - Operational History - The Variants - Further Reading - Colour plate commentary - Index.

Author:Gordon Williamson
Specs:48 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.4 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.16 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2003)
Series:New Vanguard (91)
Book: German Destroyers 1939-45 (Osprey)

German Destroyers 1939-45

Language: English

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German Destroyers of World War II (Warships of the Kriegsmarine)

All the 40 or so German destroyers that saw service during the war are detailed in this book, including captured ships. Chapters range from their design and development, armament and machinery, to appearance differences, camouflage schemes and modifications. It also covers their careers and the many actions they fought, all illustrated with plans, technical drawings, maps, and a comprehensive gallery of photographs.

This book belongs to a series of six volumes "Warships of the Kriegsmarine", written by Gerhard Koop and illustrated by Klaus-Peter Schmolke. Each contains an account of the development of a particular class, a detailed description of the ships, with full technical details, and an outline of their service, heavily illustrated with plans, battle maps and a substantial collection of photographs.

Author:Gerhard Koop, Klaus-Peter Schmolke
Specs:224 pages, 25 x 25 cm / 9.8 x 9.8 in, paperback
Illustrations:207 photographs, 70 drawings
Publisher:Seaforth Publishing (GB, 2014)
Book: German Destroyers of World War II (Warships of the Kriegsmarine)

German Destroyers of World War II (Warships of the Kriegsmarine)

Language: English

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German Destroyers (ShipCraft)

This volume covers the large and powerful German destroyers of the Second World War era. Always popular as modelling subjects, interest in them has been further increased recently by the release of a number of very fine large scale kits.

With its unparalleled level of visual information - paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs - this book is simply the best reference for any modelmaker setting out to build one of these unusual ships.

The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans.

Author:Robert Brown
Specs:64 pages, 29.5 x 21 x 0.5 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:100 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2019)
Series:ShipCraft (25)
Book: German Destroyers (ShipCraft)

German Destroyers

Language: English

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The German Destroyer Z37 (Super Drawings in 3D)

The Z37 was built by the Germaniawerft tKiel and entered service with the Kriegsmarine in 1942. This book in the "Super Drawings in 3D" series describes the design, armament and career of this 1936A (Mob) class German destroyer, which had six sister ships.

A volume in the Super Drawings in 3D Series. With ground-breaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable.
With various close-up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this is an exceptional reference tool.
Information on the design, development and combat history of the vessel is also included, as well as numerous photographs and scale drawings.

Author:Carlo Cestra
Specs:80 pages, paperback
Illustrations:152 computer renders in 3D in colour, b&w photographs, scale drawings
Publisher:Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza (PL, 2018)
Series:Super Drawings in 3D
Book: The German Destroyer Z37 (Super Drawings in 3D)

The German Destroyer Z37

Language: English

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[TK] Schnell- und Torpedoboote 1939-1945

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[DUE] E-boat vs MTB - The English Channel 1941-45

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