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29.10.2017
SUBMARINES IN COLOUR

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
SUBMARINE WARFARE — PAST AND PRESENT

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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22.10.2017
UNDERWATER VEHICLES

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
U.S. SUBS IN ACTION

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
U.S. BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBS IN ACTION

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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22.10.2017
U—BOATS IN ACTION

Here is the very first book opening the famous series of "Warship in Action" presented by Squadron/Signal Pubs. The emphasis has been given by authors, Robert C. Stern & Don Greer, on the individual histories and detailed physical descriptions rather than an overall views of the underwater boat war.

The content of this publication is mainly intended to fill the gap in the available marine literature on this subject, a type-by-type surveys of Kriegsmarine submarines, explaining the development of those boats and success/failure in meeting the demands of war. It gives so much valuable information for everyone interested in the history of fleet, sea wars, naval warships and underwater boats of the past times.

The information contained in the volume is supplemented by rare original photographs of various U-boats with their role in the Second World War explained. The publication will be useful to the people with the interest in the subject and will be greatly appreciate owing to the information contained making it a real must-have one for all naval history enthusiasts. Noting that the book provides some information which is not addressed in most of the other books, we recommend above mentioned groups of readers to pay attention to this volume.

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22.10.2017
U—BOATS — HISTORY, DEVELOPMENT AND EQUIPMENT 1914—1945

This book looks at the various classes of underwater boats together with their various weapons carried on them, and particularly addresses at the men who manned them and conducted this very protracted and hard fought campaign.

The main content has been divided into four majors parts, and the first part is covering the submarines in German naval service from earliest days, through its first great test in the First World War and to the historically famous clandestine campaign which took place between 1919 and 1935 and which was designed to keep U-boat technology and practice alive, despite the terms of the Versailles Treaty.

The second part of the volume is dealing with the major technological areas in the period 1935-1945, including the detailed descriptions of the various types of U-boat, their weapons, communications, sensors, propulsion systems, machinery and other aspects.

In the third part the author describes the campaigns, the men, their training, the sorry saga of Luftwaffe co-operation, submarine losses, and touches the end of the campaign. There is an appendix concluding the volume and devoted solely to the underwater boats that were lost at sea in the period 1939-1945.

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15.10.2017
SUBMARINE — A GUIDED TOUR INSIDE A NUCLEAR WARSHIP

An excellent military reference prepared by the best-selling authors who have managed to capture the most interesting and real-life moments of service on board nuclear underwater boat. Their magnitude helped to get the security clearance for the information and data diagrams that have never been available to the wide audience in the past.

The publication features numerous truly exclusive photos, very informative illustrations and data, details launching procedures for the weapons, an gives an insight to the living on board of every crew members up to the captain. The book is recounting a fascinating and glorious history of submarines. It also gives interesting tours through the submarines themselves.

The readers have noticed that the content of this volume is as accurate as it can be. The author is taking readers through the birth moment of the submarine and up to the final build, i.e. to the moment the boat become home to the crew members. Note that this is not a fiction book so you are expected to have some understanding of the submarines and be familiarized with commonly used abbreviations. The book is an invaluable part of the history of submarines helping people understand the prospective of their warfare.

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