Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 (New Vanguard)
Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 (New
Designed with little more than a passing nod to the international naval treaties of the inter-war period, the Imperial Japanese Navy's heavy cruisers were fast and heavily armed. Like the other vessels of the Japanese Navy, the heavy cruisers were technologically superior to and far more innovative than their Allied rivals, whom they met in many of the major Pacific Theater battles, including Midway and Leyte Gulf. Mark Stille continues his study of the IJN of WWII with this fascinating topic, addressing the design and development of all 18 ships in the six heavy cruiser classes, from pre-war construction and mid-war alterations, their operational histories and eventual fates.
- Brand: AGD
- ASIN: 1849081484
Japanese Heavy Cruiser Takao 1937-1946 (Super Drawings in 3D)
Japanese Heavy Cruiser Takao 1937-1946 (Super Drawings in
The design of four-member Japanese Takao-class heavy cruisers built between 1927–1928 was based on earlier Myōkō-class heavy cruisers. The Takao-class was better armored and equipped including the main artillery being modified to engage air targets. The Takao-class had a distinctive look thanks to the massive superstructure and the first chimney being inclined towards the second one which was set vertically. Only the lead ship of her class, i.e. Takao survived the war and was scrapped in 1946.The latest volume of the Super Drawings in 3D series harvests many years of Janusz Skulski's work who is considered the world's best Imperial Japanese Navy expert. Takao renders by Waldemar Góralski include the majority of adjustments made by Janusz Skulski and depict Takao in the camouflage pattern form the last days of the World War II.
- ASIN: 8362878908
Japanese Heavy Cruisers of World War II in Action - Warships No. 26
Japanese Heavy Cruisers of World War II in
This is the "Japanese Heavy Cruisers of WWII In Action" Warships Number 26 Book from Squadron/Signal Publication Author: Wayne PattonFEATURES: An excellent staple bound, paperback reference. Complete coverage, inside and out, of the Imperial Japanese Navy's complete heavy cruiser fleet during WWII. Detailed photographic coverage from all aspects including never before published photos! Heavily illustrated with black-and-white photographs accompanied with a detailed caption. 2 pages of full color profile paintings with various ensigns and paint schemes. Line art (drawings) of ships, armament and aircraft.INCLUDES: 58 PagesSPECS: Size: 11" x 8.25" (279mm x 209mm)Squadron SignalPart SSP4026
- ASIN: 0897474988
Japanese Heavy Cruiser Tone (Super Drawings 3D)
Japanese Heavy Cruiser Tone (Super Drawings
Kagero present an in-depth look at the Tone, a ship designed for long-range scouting missions, that was used extensively by the Japanese during World War II. Featuring 140 computer generated color images this volume covers, in full, the majesty of this great ship. From the initial design to the ship's armor and operational history the authors cover the complete history of this mammoth vessel. Numerous scale plans are included as well as 3D drawings that bring to life this remarkable piece of World War II craftsmanship.
- ASIN: 836287807X
Shipcraft 5 - Japanese Heavy Cruisers, Myoko and Takao classes
Shipcraft 5 - Japanese Heavy Cruisers, Myoko and
The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modeling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.This volume is devoted to the largest cruisers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Built in defiance of treaty restrictions, they were the fastest and most powerful heavy cruisers of their day, and were heavily engaged in every campaign from Pearl Harbor to the end of the Pacific War.
- ASIN: 1848321074
Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
Japanese Heavy Cruisers: Myoko and Takao Classes
Japanese Heavy Cruisers: Myoko and Takao
The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references – books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.rnrnThis volume is devoted to the largest cruisers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Built in defiance of treaty restrictions, they were the fastest and most powerful heavy cruisers of their day, and were heavily engaged in every campaign from Pearl Harbor to the end of the Pacific War.
- ASIN: B00L6Z9AY0
Sink the Haguro! The Last Destroyer Action of the Second World War (Royal Navy vs. Japanese Heavy Cruiser Haguro)
Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors
Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Son, we’re going to Hell." The navigator of the USS Houston confided these prophetic words to a young officer as he and his captain charted a course into U.S. naval legend. Renowned as FDR’s favorite warship, the cruiser USS Houston was a prize target trapped in the far Pacific after Pearl Harbor. Without hope of reinforcement, her crew faced a superior Japanese force ruthlessly committed to total conquest. It wasn’t a fair fight, but the men of the Houston would wage it to the death. Hornfischer brings to life the awesome terror of nighttime naval battles that turned decks into strobe-lit slaughterhouses, the deadly rain of fire from Japanese bombers, and the almost superhuman effort of the crew as they miraculously escaped disaster again and again–until their luck ran out during a daring action in Sunda Strait. There, hopelessly outnumbered, the Houston was finally sunk and its survivors taken prisoner. For more than three years their fate would be a mystery to families waiting at home. In the brutal privation of jungle POW camps dubiously immortalized in such films as The Bridge on the River Kwai, the war continued for the men of the Houston—a life-and-death struggle to survive forced labor, starvation, disease, and psychological torture. He...
- Brand: Hornfischer, James D.
- ASIN: 0553384503
Agents of Innovation: The General Board and the Design of the Fleet that Defeated the Japanese Navy
Agents of Innovation: The General Board and the
Agents of Innovation examines the influence of the General Board of the Navy as agents of innovation during the period between World Wars I and II. The General Board, a formal body established by the Secretary of the Navy to advise him on both strategic matters with respect to the fleet, served as the organizational nexus for the interaction between fleet design and the naval limitations imposed on the Navy by treaty during the period. Particularly important was the General Board's role in implementing the Washington Naval Treaty that limited naval armaments after 1922. The General Board orchestrated the efforts by the principal Naval Bureaus, the Naval War College, and the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in ensuring that the designs adopted for the warships built and modified during the period of the Washington and London Naval Treaties both met treaty requirements while attempting to meet strategic needs. The leadership of the Navy at large, and the General Board in particular, felt themselves especially constrained by Article XIX (the fortification clause) of the Washington Naval Treaty that implemented a status quo on naval fortifications in the Western Pacific. The treaty system led the Navy to design a measurably different fleet than it might otherwise have in the a...
- Brand: Brand: Naval Institute Press
- ASIN: 1591144485
The Heavy Cruiser Takao (Anatomy of the Ship)
The Heavy Cruiser Takao (Anatomy of the
The Takao class of Japanese heavy cruisers was approved in the 1927-31 Programme, and the Takao was the first of four vessels launched between May 1930 and April 1931. These were genuinely aggressive ships, being fast, heavily armed with both guns and torpedos, and well-protected. They saw much action in the Pacific War between 1941 and 1945, but Takao, having survived a torpedo attack during the Leyte Gulf battle preliminaries, was sunk by a British midget submarine in Singapore Harbour. The 'Anatomy of the Ship' series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. What makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory views, with fully descriptive keys. These are supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history.
- Brand: Brand: US Naval Institute Press
- ASIN: 1557503540
Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal--The World War II Battle That Turned the Tide of War
Midnight in the Pacific: Guadalcanal--The World War II
A sweeping narrative history--the first in over twenty years--of America's first major offensive of World War II, the brutal, no-quarter-given campaign to take Japanese-occupied GuadalcanalFrom early August until mid-November of 1942, US Marines, sailors, and pilots struggled for dominance against an implacable enemy: Japanese soldiers, inculcated with the bushido tradition of death before dishonor, avatars of bayonet combat--close-up, personal, and gruesome. The glittering prize was Henderson Airfield. Japanese planners knew that if they neutralized the airfield, the battle was won. So did the Marines who stubbornly defended it.The outcome of the long slugfest remained in doubt under the pressure of repeated Japanese air, land, and sea operations. And losses were heavy. At sea, in a half-dozen fiery combats, the US Navy fought the Imperial Japanese Navy to a draw, but at a cost of more than 4,500 sailors. More American sailors died in these battles off Guadalcanal than in all previous US wars, and each side lost 24 warships. On land, more than 1,500 soldiers and Marines died, and the air war claimed more than 500 US planes. Japan's losses on the island were equally devastating--starving Japanese soldiers called it "the island of death."But when the attritional struggle ended, Am...
- Brand: DA CAPO
- ASIN: 0306824590
Japanese Heavy Cruiser "Takao" (Super Drawings in 3D) (Super Drawings 3d 16002)
Japanese Heavy Cruiser "Takao" (Super Drawings in 3D)
In-depth look at the Japanese heavy cruiser Takao - origins, construction, technical characteristics, armor, propulsion, armament, fire control, aircraft and operational history. Excellent visual guide to the ship from all aspects - overall and in detail - camouflage, modifications, weapons systems, boats, cranes, catapults even seaplanes. Features more than 100 images, scale drawings, color graphics, B/W photos plus data tables. Also includes bonus full color poster and 1/350 scale plans representing the ship (starboard profile and overhead plan) in final 1945 configuration.English text; 52 pages.
- ASIN: 8360445842
Heavy Cruisers. Mechanism of Japanese Warships. Vol. 3.
Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 (New Vanguard) by Mark Stille (2011-02-15)
Shipcraft 5 - Japanese Heavy Cruisers, Myoko and Takao classes by Steve Backer (2015-03-19)
Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy
Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the
The story of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II—the greatest naval battle in history. As Allied ships prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine and airplane was placed on alert while Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey’s unwitting American armada. It was the beginning of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle in history. In Storm Over Leyte, acclaimed historian John Prados gives readers an unprecedented look at both sides of this titanic naval clash, demonstrating that, despite the Americans’ overwhelming superiority in firepower and supplies, the Japanese achieved their goal, inflicting grave damage on U.S. forces. And for the first time, readers will have access to the naval intelligence reports that influenced key strategic decisions on both sides. Drawing upon a wealth of untapped sources—U.S. and Japanese military records, diaries, declassified intelligence reports and postwar interrogation transcripts—Prados offers up a masterful narrative of naval conflict on an epic scale.
- Brand: New Amer Library
- ASIN: 0451473612
By Waldemar GÇüralski Japanese Heavy Cruiser Tone (Super Drawings in 3d) (Pck) [Paperback]
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Naval Academy: IJN Cruisers
We continue to focus on the cruiser class in the Naval Academy series, this time on the vessels under the Japanese banner and how they differ from their US counterparts. http://worldofwarships.eu/en/news/