The publication was specifically compiled to provide readers with the useful source of historical and technical information relating to the famous destroyers of "Fletcher" class. The main content is full of photographs of the destroyers in action; it also contains numerous line drawings of the weapon systems that used to be installed on them.
The document is telling the glorious story of the "Fletcher" class destroyers, including a chronographic narrative of the naval battles seen by those destroyers. The names of the vessels are provided with respect to the naval engagements. In short, the boo will be very interesting not only to professional naval historians but also to the ship modelers willing to craft a model of the Fletcher destroyer or one of her sister-ships.
They will find a very good resource for all modifications that have been made to the vessels throughout their naval careers. Jerry Scutts, the author of this nice and informative document, is telling the amazing story of these versatile and capable vessels. All technical characteristics are provided along with the drawings, data tables and illustrations by Joe Sewell and Robert Harrison giving readers a full picture. We recommend this publication for collection, or to be used for constructing the model.
In this book the readers will find a remarkably heroic and truly epic story of the world famous aircraft carrier of the American Navy Fleet, USS Enterprise, and of the really courageous people who did fight on board that vessel from Pearl Harbour to the very end of the war. The story was told by the professional military historian and a master story-teller Barrett Tillman, who recounted the Second World War exploits of the most decorated warship of the American Fleet together with the crews.
The author has managed to cover virtually every naval action that involved the ship in the Second World War. That is why the readers will get a full and proper understanding of the combat record of this heroic vessel called the Big E. The content is very well written and thoroughly researched, there are many pictures and photographs. The time period covers the full service history of the USS Enterprise, from launching to the scrapping. A truly great and engrossing reading for every enthusiast of the naval history, student of just general reader. You will find a lot of useful and rare information about the vessel which actually ruled the Pacific Ocean at the time of the World War Two. Have a look and enjoy.
During the WWII the USA built three major types of the aircraft carriers, namely the Essex class heavy fleet carriers (CVs), addressed in detail in the present publication, the Independence-class light carriers converted from cruiser (CVLs), and, finally, "escort" carriers - these have been converted from tanker or merchant hulls (CVEs).
The twenty-four Essex-class vessels were not remarkable for any innovation in their design, but essentially they often were there in the right place at the right time - at the end of the day, they all did well the task history gave them. Fourteen of them saw action against Japanese navy fleet in the period 1943-1945, and all but the two most severely damaged in the war saw extensive postwar action as anti-submarine carriers, fleet carriers and amphibious assault ships and training carriers.
But, despite all its success, the Essex class was still considered unsatisfactory in many respects. It was based on a class of ships restricted in treaty, the design was handicapped by a lack of proper operational experience, and it was forced to handle massive increases in aircraft size, anti-aircraft armament and crew, all of which resulted in serious overloading and overcrowding. Let us have a closer look...
Another excellent publication of the highly successful and world popular "In action" series released by Squadron. The layout of the document provides the arrangement of the content by the escort carrier type and it is providing readers with brief but clear and understandable descriptions of the classes and their naval careers.
The text part of the volume has been worked out by Al Adcock, who is also the author of several other books presented here and dedicated to the landing crafts, destroyer escorts, light and heavy cruisers, and American ballistic missile subs and flush destroyers, and perfectly illustrated by Joe Sewell. The readers have already found this volume first class. Though the publication is not huge, its content is very informative.
The vessels addressed within present book have been called Kaiser Coffins and Jeep Carriers, and some of their names were even unprintable; however, regardless of what and how they were called, they actually performed the assigned tasks enabling them and the larger aircraft carriers of the British and American Navy fleets to fight the enemy.
The first experience of American Navy to fly off a deck of the vessel occurred in November of 1910 - that was a Curtiss biplane flying off the USS Birmingham. anchored in Chesapeake Bay and flying to the Norfolk Naval Base. However, the Navy had not been impressed...
This book sets out to describe the major warships of the great naval powers engaged in the bitter struggles of World War II. on the Allied side these comprised the fleets of Britain and the Commonwealth nations, together with the United States and France, which were ranged against the Axis navies of Germany, Italy and Japan. There were, of course, numerous other navies involved at various times but it is not possible to include a description of these forces in a book of this size.
The following very brief outline of the naval war between 1939 and 1945 is intended to give a broad backdrop against which the role of the various navies and their warships can be assessed. The content of the book demonstrates the great effort made by the author trying to provide readers with all information they will require. According to the numerous positive feedbacks received from the readers from all parts of the planet, this is a really excellent source of information giving readers lots of historical and technical knowledge.
The author has described all major warships of the past related to the main combatant navy fleets in the history of naval wars. The list of vessels covered within the present publication includes aircraft carriers and battleships, escort vessels and battle-cruisers, destroyers etc. Note that the submarines are also covered...
A really excellent publication which will be definitely highly appreciated not only by the military people but by the general readers as well. It is about the leadership and leaving with other people having different backgrounds and professional experiences. The author of the book has made a successful attempt to recognize the true value of every person, seeking the ways as a leader to use those personal characteristics in a correct way with the ultimate intention to reach the initially set goals of the organization. Here is the excerpt from the text...
The statistics are startling. In recent years, nearly 40 percent, or almost 80,000, of the 200,000 people who join the military annually, won't complete their enlistment contract. Although most will leave the service involuntarily, doing so is not a reflection of their character. Of those who do complete their first hitch, a very small percentage will reenlist —not nearly enough to keep our senior billets filled. Worse yet, the best talents are often the first to leave. Since it takes thirty-five thousand dollars to recruit a new trainee and much more funds required for the additional training, making new personnel to the required basic level of proficiency, the cost of this attrition to the taxpayer is staggering. And that cost is only the beginning, since the dropouts go home and counter-recruit against us, making it even harder to convince others to join.
The main part of the content of this volume was prepared on the basis of the input by the recognized experts and members of the CIA, standing for the Committee on Information Assurance for Network-Centric Naval Forces, and other authoritative parties. It addresses the naval network-centric operations information assurance, current cyberthreats in operational terms, current information assurance and cyberdefence initiatives, application of risk analysis as a basis for prioritizing needs, explains suggested technical response to cyberthreats and the information assurance needs, and also describes some organizational considerations.
Owing to the truly significant expansion of the recently established network-centric concepts in the DOD, i.e. Department of Defense plus to the increasing threat to the cybersecurity and information commonly coming from different sides, the assurance and protection of the information is considered a field of very significant and constantly growing concern and importance. Noting the actual positioning of the Marine Corps and Navy, the information assurance matters for the naval forces are seriously exacerbated and directly linked to the overall operational success...
The content of this publication presents a balance between the operational and technological history of the Japanese battleships that serves at the times of the Second World War. Each of the vessels and classes has been given with the concise yet very clear historical information related to the initial development and subsequent refits; the operational use has also been addressed.
The effects that the other nations had to these vessels has been commented, as well. From the operational point of view the publication will shed some light on both tactic and strategic views spanning the vessels. The text content of the publication has been supplemented with the numerous informative images and color plates in order to enable readers get the full picture of the vessels addressed within the book. The author has thoroughly and clearly examined the Japanese battleships.
It should be noted that the combined fleet of the Japanese Navy forces contained the really huge battleships, largest ever constructed. The document describes the design and construction of five famous classes of the vessels that served in the Japanese Navy, their armament, wartime service and modifications. The main purpose of the publication is purposed to be used as a reference material by both general readers and specialists.
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