Over 2,500 submarines saw action during WWII--and now a single book covers every type and class, from midgets to U-cruisers to experimental designs. The mass of detail includes technical characteristics, while hundreds of charts and photos give facts and figures on construction, displacement, dimensions, speed, range, operational depth, fuel load, ...
Over 2,500 submarines saw action during WWII--and now a single book covers every type and class, from midgets to U-cruisers to experimental designs. The mass of detail includes technical characteristics, while hundreds of charts and photos give facts and figures on construction, displacement, dimensions, speed, range, operational depth, fuel load, armament, and complement. Each class of submarine's performance--and fate--is chronicled, as is the evolution of submarine warfare--providing a rare view of how design improvement affected the war's outcome.
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Very Good. Book. 9 3/4 By 9 3/4" Evolution of Subs, History of the craft in many countries, photos, charts, details. Very slight shadow of stain across top edge of Inside cvr pg & title pg. Hardly shows. Slight damage to tip of btm front corner. Extra Postage for International & Priority.
Large square octavo; blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 256 pp. Near-Fine in a Near-Fine (price-clipped), mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: ...Submarines of World War Two describes all of the classes and types of submarines employed by the combatant nations during the war--from midgets to large U-cruisers--and includes also the projected and experimental designs. For each class of submarine, the principal technical characteristics are presented: construction, displacement, dimensions, speed, range, operational depth, fuel load, armament and complement, together with a brief history of the submarine's wartime career, and the fate of each member of the class. Written by one of Italy's foremost naval authors, Submarines of World War Two enables the reader to compare the performance, appearance and characteristics of all the submarines that took part in the Second World War. Also included is a brief outline of the evolution of the submarine and submarine warfare--including the interplay of wartime experience, design improvement and tactical innovation--placing the subject in its true historical perspective.
Good in good dust jacket. Good+ Oversized Vintage HC w/DJ published by Naval Institute Press, no edition or printing statements, tight binding, no writing, marks or tear, slight foxing of top page ends, dustjacket shows corner wear, no remainder marks,... Text in English, Italian. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 256 p. Audience: General/trade.
Fourth printing. 4to 10" x 10". Dark blue boards stamped in gilt on spine. 256 pages. Organized by country then class and type. B&W photos. Profile drawings. General specifications. History of individual vessels. Clean. Tight. Dust jacket. Fine/ Fine condition.
Very Good in Very Good- jacket. 4to-over 9? "-12" tall The dust jacket has light edge wear with a closed on the front top left corner, is lightly rubbed and the dust jacket is in a Mylar type protector. There is a mild crease on the top inside corners of both covers and thiese creases are on the top inside corner of every page. ***OVERSIZE BOOK*** EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGE FOR OTHER THAN U.S. MEDIA MAIL***.
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