Gordon Williamson's Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 (2) PDF

By Gordon Williamson

ISBN-10: 1841763640

ISBN-13: 9781841763644

Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 (2) КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 (2) (New forefront 55)ByGordon Williamson, Ian PalmerPublisher:Os Publishing2002 48PagesISBN: 1841763640PDF23 MBThis identify follows on from quantity I and charts the ongoing improvement of the U-boat in German provider. This comprises the advance of the sort IX as a protracted diversity 'cruiser' meant for solo operations in far-off waters. additionally coated is the progressive style XXI, conceived of in 1942 and introduced in April 1944, the 1st real submarine instead of submersible, whose arrival used to be simply too past due to persuade the warfare. different vessels integrated are the kind XXIII, small and armed with simply torpedoes yet technically hugely complicated, and the kind X minelayers. those have been infrequently utilized in their meant function and have been extra frequently used as offer boats. in regards to the AuthorGordon Williamson used to be born in 1957 and at present works for the Scottish Land sign in. He spent seven years with the army Police TA and has released a few books and articles at the of the 3rd Reich and their winners. he's writer of a few international battle II titles for Osprey. Ian Palmer is a hugely skilled electronic artist. A graduate in 3D layout, he has supplied illustrations for lots of guides, from modelling James Bond's Aston Martin to recreating lunar landings. He lives and works in London along with his spouse and 3 cats. sharingmatrix zero

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