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By Mark Stille
During World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. This book examines every US light cruiser produced, including those of the Fargo and Worcester classes, which were actually complete after World War II had ended, tracing their design, development and evolution throughout the war and...
In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare. This book examines the technology and combat performance of Britain's guided missile destroyers over half a century.
By Paul E. Eden
With the aid of 116 extraordinarily detailed and accurate line drawings, Technical Aircraft Drawings of World War II shows how a wide selection of classic military aircraft were put together - inside and out. Showing how aircraft developed during the war, each complex line drawing is annotated with an exhaustive...
Featuring archaeological photography and lavish artistic reconstructions, this book reveals the design and development history of Rome's naval force at the height of its Imperial power. Examining its warships, it reveals the navy's structure and the tactics that were developed to make the most of Rome's naval design superiority.
By Mark Stille
Written by an expert on the US Navy in World War II and augmented by contemporary photographs and specially commissioned illustrations, this book tells the story about US Standard-type battleships - from the terrible damage they sustained at Pearl Harbor to their support of the war-winning landings of the US...
Peter Goodwin adopts a fresh approach to explain the workings of the only surviving 'line of battle' ship of the Napoleonic Wars. As Victory was engaged in battle during only two per cent of her active service, Peter Goodwin also provides a glimpse into life and work at sea during...