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Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 2: Asashio to Tachibana Classes

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Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2): Asashio to Tachibana Classes - Stille, Mark
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During the Pacific War, at Java Sea, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, throughout the Solomons, Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa campaigns, destroyers were the backbone of every fleet. Arguably the most successful component of the Imperial Japanese Fleet was its destroyer force. These ships were generally larger than their Allied counterparts and were better armed in most cases. Armed with a large, long-range torpedo (eventually called Long Lance by the Allies), these ships proved themselves as formidable ...

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Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2): Asashio to Tachibana Classes 2013, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781849089876

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