29.10.2017

This volume belongs to the popular Blandford Colour series. the book starts with the intro chapter providing general information and historical background. The main content of the publication includes several interesting chapters depicting the development of the submarine technology, giving many colour plates, providing the information about the early submarines and their development in the period 1918-45 and in the modern era.

The book is also covering some of the typical anti-submarine weapons commonly installed on board surface ships and submarine weapons plus describes the airborne anti-submarine systems. Apart from the pictures and supplementary text, the volume contains comparative data.

Each of the submarines dealt with in the pages of the present volume has been given with the detailed and informative image, and some text providing compact and concise description of the main parts of the boat. A truly excellent volume for all naval history enthusiasts and people with the interest in submarines and associated warfare.

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29.10.2017

A classic and one of the rarest and unique books available on the submarine warfare. Written in 1907 by Herbert C. Fyfe, who worked as librarian in the Royal Institution, London, it is coming with an introduction prepared by Admiral the Honorable Sir Edmund Fremantle. The aim of the author was to produce an essential reading appealing to the people having no time to pursue the subject of the book too deeply and in fact having no inclination to that.

The book provides such people with the detailed descriptions; however, the author tried to avoid complex technicalities in order to make the content more understandable and readable. His efforts have finally resulted in this great book that retained its popularity for such a great period. It includes the description of the naval warfare considered most progressive at the time of writing and some analysis of the different possible ways of the development of the submarine warfare.

Even though written and first released more that a century ago, the content of this volume is still very interesting today since the fundamentals of the naval warfare are explained in a very clear manner. An excellent volume for the people interested in submarines, naval history and naval warfare. Digitized by Microsoft.

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26.10.2017

This is an interesting publication on submarines taking a completely new look at the German underwater boats of the WW Two. It is intended to answer literally all questions that the people interested in the underwater warfare may have about the interior arrangement of the German submarines.

In his book, the author has covered each compartment of the submarine providing the information with the numerous clear and detailed photos perfectly illustrating the text part. The book will tell you a full interesting and glorious story of the men who served on those submarines and their work.

The content includes all required details addressing every single aspect of the u-boat arrangement and life on board, and such approach has made this volume very popular. The text itself is very informative and easy to read so the book may be recommended to the wide audience not only to the naval historians or engineers. The images are covering all specific features of the submarines.

The most important feature of the volume is a successful combination of the first-person accounts with the nice photos and this is what gained so much popularity to this publication. Have a look if you are interested in submarines of the Second World War times.

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22.10.2017

For a very long time people have taken it for granted the big, fast underwater boat of our age, nuclear powered and capable of staying under the water surface for weeks, even some months if necessary. And yet, scarcely more than four decades have passed since the time when the first nuclear-powered U-boat, the American Nautilus, was delivered and introduced a new era in naval warfare.

The publication features numerous photographs of the Type XXI being under construction. In general, the content is highly informative and will be liked by all people interested in submarines and naval history, particularly that of the war period. Subject boat was considered a true engineering marvel of that time.

The document is covering the whole history that eventually led to the development of the submarine, actual development of Type XXI submarine and quite short usage of the boat. In addition, there are some good quality engineering drawings of the boat, showing the general arrangement - they will present interest to the naval architects.

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22.10.2017

The book is devoted to the Seventh U-Boat Flotilla known as "Wegener". It was originally formed with only six submarines in summer of 1938. Out of these six boats, only one managed to survive operationally to the time when the war ended. This volume has been compiled by two recognized experts in the field, both of them being persons well known for their works and researches in the field of naval history, and reflects their joint efforts and experience eventually resulting in the remarkably interesting and informative content.

The book is opening with the comprehensive historical background telling readers about the origins of this fleet, followed by the several chapters covering the actions of the flotilla in the course of the war, equipment installed of the boats, people who used to serve, and many other information that would be greatly appreciated by the naval history enthusiasts and all people with the interest in the underwater fleet. Have a look in this book and will enjoy reading.

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22.10.2017

A thorough and comprehensive volume dedicated to the UUV, with subject abbreviation standing for the unmanned underwater vehicles. UUV family contains two separate branches - the first branch is the ROV, i.e. the remotely operated vehicles, while the second branch is AUV, meaning the autonomous underwater vehicles. Of course, each of these two branches has special advantages and limitations, plus some specific tasks.

Since there is a serious lack of the book that would cover the unmanned underwater vehicles, we are pretty sure that the content of this work will be very useful for everyone who is interested in underwater vehicles as it covers all aspects of the industry. The author has managed to cover a huge number of topics in a single volume making it a real encyclopedia of UUV in which the readers will find all required information.

Among the aspects addressed in the pages of this book there are navigating AUVs, experimental researches in the field, application of such vehicles to the surveys of underwater communications and other arrangements, guidance laws, trajectory planning, AUV identification for auto-pilot tuning, adaptive control, thruster modeling, resolved acceleration control, chemical signal-guided AUV and many others.

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22.10.2017

This publication was prepared by Robert C. Stern together with Don Greer. It contains more than a hundred of good quality pictures of World War Two submarines plus paintings and diagrams of United States submarines, radars, armaments and conning tower variations. There are many details the reader will not find in more conventional books devoted to the submarines, that easy.

It addresses such historically famous underwater boats as Argonaut, Cachalot, Tambor, Narwhal, Sargo, Dolphin, Gato, Balao classes plus many other boats. The volume not only features truly magnificent photographs, detailed line drawings and full color profiles (that will be appreciated by the ship model makers) of the American submarines but it is also sharing the accounts of the real operations of the boats in the Pacific area.

There are many informative diagrams included in the book to provide a clear picture of the happenings. The level of accuracy is really impressive and this is something you can hardly find in most of the conventional publications related to the submarines. That is why we consider the volume deserving your attention and highly recommend to download it and go through its content.

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22.10.2017

During 1942, two Germans. Doctor Ernest Steinhoff, a Peenemunde rocket scientist working for Werner Von Braun, and his brother С APT Fritz Steinhoff. of the U-551 contrived a plan to install rockets on a U-Boat. A Type V1IC U-Boat was fitted with a rack that could hold six 300 mm Wurfkoper42 Spreng tactical rockets. The tests were successful and a launch was made from a depth of twelve meters.

The test results were shown to ADM Karl Donitz and his staff, but the idea was turned down as impractical and of no value to the German war effort. Additionally, it was felt that it would tie up a fleet of U-boats that could be used to sink allied convoys. During 1943. A plan was devised to place German A-4 (V-2) rockets in floating containers and then tow them by U-Boat to the United States.

Once offshore, their ballast tanks would be filled with water, righting the container. Then the missiles would be fired at major cities on the U.S. East Coast. Contracts were actually let to the Stettin Shipyard in Poland for three such containers for test purposes, but by the time the war ended none had been produced. Following the end of World War II. Many of the German scientists fell into the hands of the American and Soviet forces and a number of them were brought to America and the USSR.

The Soviets experimented with the containerized rocket idea, while early U.S. tests focused on the German FZG-76 (V-l) Buzz Bomb. Called the Loon in Navy service, the captured Buzz Bombs were as dangerous to the sub's crew as to the enemy and many missiles exploded during launch. In 1947, the Navy began to experiment with the launching of the Loon and later Regulus I & II missiles from the decks of surfaced submarines...

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