||Naval Institute Press
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It is well known that there is absolutely no shortage of reference on the naval warships that participated in the World War Two, but the weapons those vessels carried have always been ignored, except in the most basic particulars. This situation has been entirely rectified by this extensive volume, which is completely encyclopaedic in scope and based on original research. Divided by country, the present publication covers all the major weaponry of the Second World War period. We have also outlined the weapons of earlier vintage which were employed during the war as well as the ones which were in the experimental, trials or development stages. The text has been supplemented with more than three hundred tables of data and as many as five hundred illustrations.