Even though the foreign policy of America was quite unpopular in the beginning of 2000s, there were many stated that did expand their cooperation with America in the field of security, and that particularly applied to the countries bordering China and Russian Federation.
The author of the present publication noted that the regional power accumulated in the hands of those two illiberal countries tend to threaten the surrounding states making them understand that the alignment with the United States could be the right choice. Such alignment would normally include direct involvement in the different operations led by the United States, participating in the joint military exercises, negotiation of the legal agreements implying settlement of the American military bases, and many others.
This publication will provide interested readers with the prominent and deep professional analysis of the politics related to the international relations, showing the limits of the liberal, constructivist and realist wisdom. Prepared by the recognized expert, the content of the book is very timely and perfectly researched, making this title one of the best available today on the subject matter.
The content of the present publication will be highly appreciated by the people with the interest in navy fleet operations. It is made of the four studies provided by the professional naval historians from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Canada, explaining how the multinational framework was created by the naval powers.
The details of the subject operations were analyzed by the recognized experts, who have offered a view of the navy fleets operating in Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, East Timor, and participating in the Gulf War. Their interoperability was fostered by the technology and trust, combined with the proper training, and are considered essential for the leaders of the modern American leaders, taking into account the fact that the inter-reliability of the navies. According to the professional reviews, you can look at this book two ways.
First of all, the issues addressed by the authors, are really timeless. The second deals with the people, power, platforms and partnerships – the so-called for “P”s so important to the Navy. Read this book if you are fond of the navy fleet operations, and we guarantee that you will benefit from the information presented in the book.
What is the actual purpose of the modern navy fleet and what types of the ships would this purpose require? The present publication is going to tackle those two questions through checking the latest technological and operational naval developments, covering the period since the time when the Cold War ended.
The book will provide interested readers with the general economic and political overview and address the most important naval operations; in addition to that, the author describes the composition of today’s fleets together with the design developments. The volume will provide a very thorough contextual analysis of the above mentioned period.
The main idea of the author was to explain how exactly the technological developments shaped the contemporary navy fleets. As we see, some of the navy fleets are rising and others are falling and this is quite a constant change taking place throughout the history.
The good strategic and operational overviews provided by the author are supplemented with the fleet analysis and information about the ongoing global trends in the field of design and construction of the navy vessels. The modern navy aviation has also been paid attention in this publication, so that the readers can have a full picture.
The Landing Craft, Vehicle Personnel was called the most important weapon to come out of World War Two. This was due to its ability to land troops and equipment on an enemy shore, withdraw, reload, and return numerous times to resupply the beachhead. The LCVP was a development of the earlier LCV and LCP and was also designed by Andrew Jackson Higgins of New Orleans, Louisiana. The LCVP was constructed entirely of wood, with the exception of the steel bow ramp.
This craft was 35 feet 9 inches in overall length, with a maximum beam of 10 feet 6 inches. Its draft was rated at 3 feet 5 inches forward when fully loaded and 2 feet 2 inches forward when light. The LCVP displaced 15,000 pounds lightly loaded, 18,500 pounds at hoisting weight, and 26,600 pounds fully loaded. Either a sling or davits on the parent ship could hoist the LCVP. It had a maximum speed of 12 knots light and nine knots fully loaded. Power was provided by a 225 HP Gray Marine 64HN9 six-cylinder diesel engine. The range on 180 gallons of onboard fuel was 110 nautical miles at full power and full load. A few LCVPs were powered by 250 HP Hall-Scott gasoline engines and were primarily used for training. The LCVP normally carried a crew of three: a coxswain, a mechanic, and a crew hand.
The latter two were also responsible for manning the .30 caliber M1919 machine guns when they were fitted. The gunners sat in cockpits situated just forward of the splashboard on the aft deck. The LCVP's cargo well was 17 feet 3 inches in length and 7 feet 10 inches at maximum width, with an interior height of 5 feet. The bow ramp was operated by wire cables attached to an electric winch located on either side of the aft interior hull. The starboard side bulkhead contained the emergency tiller and a ramp equalizing sheave and cable guard. The exterior hull sides were fitted with .2 inch Special Treatment Steel armor protection for the crew, troops, and cargo.
The present publication is covering the supercarriers constructed during the period of the Cold War - there were nine of them, namely four Kitty Hawk - and four Forrestal - class carriers plus the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise. Subject carriers were designed straight after the Second World War and were capable of safely handling big jet aircrafts.
The publication was prepared with the intention of the author to detail the process of the development of the carriers and describe the history of each of them; the narrative is supplemented with numerous color photographs, sketches, drawings and original works of art that make the reading even more interesting. The publication has been found very informative and well-rounded.
According to the reviews from the specialists, this is a perfectly organized and truly great source of information for naval historians and it will definitely remain the excellent info source for many years to come. Moreover, we would recommend this volume to the ship model builders as they will have quite a lot of the practically useful information to use when making the models of these famous carriers that participated in the air campaigns of the Cold War era.
The present document with quite interesting title provides a very serious and thorough professional study of the actual reasons why some of the warships achieved very bad reputations. The content of the document is covering the historical period starting from 1860 and up to today, looking at a remarkably broad range of the nationalities and types of the vessels.
The original intention declared by Anthony Preston, the author of this volume was to provide all readers with the information about the factors that led to the failures and also repercussions of the naval design and construction of the naval warships during the above sated period of time.
Among the vessels addresses in the pages of this remarkably interesting and informative volume, are such famous ones as the HMS Captain (turret ship), HMS Swift (destroyer), Rurik (armored cruiser), Vesuvius (dynamite cruiser), HMS Hood (fast battleship), USS Katahdin and HMS Polyphemus (armoured rams), HMS Glorious, HMS Furious, HMS Courageous (light battle cruisers), IJNS Ryujo (aircraft carrier), HMSwS Gotland (hybrid cruiser), submarines of the K-class, Viribus Unitis and Normandie class dreadnoughts, flush-decker destroyers, various nuclear attack submarines, anti-submarine frigates, super battleships, scout cruisers, fast attack crafts, light and heavy cruisers and many other types of vessels.
The ideas that brought about cruiser designs were developed during the 1600s when it became apparent that trade ships would need protection from marauding pirates. These new ships, known as frigates, were up-gunned and carried a full rig of sails. Conceivably, any ship they could not outrun, they could outfight. By the beginning of 19th Century, frigates roamed the world's oceans in search of pirates and perhaps just as often — other frigates.
During the transition period of the late 1800s, two types of cruisers were being constructed 'protected' and "armored". The British were the first to construct a protected cruiser HMS ESMlRALDA. The protected cruiser carried both belt (side) and deck armor, while the armored cruiser carried only deck armor, By the beginning of World War I, most cruisers under construction were of the armored type.
The first US ships to be classified as cruisers were the WAMPANOAG class of the Federal Navy during the American Civil War (1861-1865). The WAMPANOAG class were built of wood and powered by both sail and steam. The sails provided a long range, while the steam provided speed and maneuverability. This combination gave the cruisers the choice of fighting or retiring to engage at a more advantageous time...
The present publication was prepared by Michael Smith, world recognized naval history expert, and is dedicated to the light cruisers of the United States Navy Fleet. The book starts with some general information and historical overview. Then, the author proceeds to the vessels, starting with the Cleveland and Independence class light cruisers, giving not only technical descriptions and data for those vessels but also supplementing the figures with the excellent narrative text and perfect wartime photographs.
Apart from the original specifications of the ships, the book also provides the information about the modifications. Among the vessels addressed in this publication, there are such famous vessels as USS Princeton, USS Monterey, USS Cowpens, USS Belleau Wood, USS Langley, USS Bataan, USS Cabot, USS San Jacinto and many other. Needless to say that this volume will definitely be very highly appreciated by all lovers of naval history, warships and naval armament. Note that the author is not focusing only on the technical details but also tells the very interesting history of each of the vessels, how they served, when they were built, which battles they participated in etc.