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Armored Trains, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG140
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    Armored Trains by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG140New Vanguard 140Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookFirst seen during the American Civil War and later appearing in the Franco-Prussian War and the Anglo-Boer Wars, the armored train came to prominence on the Eastern Front during World War I. It was also deployed during the Russian Civil War and the technology traveled east into the Chinese Civil War, and the subsequent war with Japan. It saw service on the Russian Front in...

    Brit Battleships 1914-18, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG204
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      In 1906, the Germans began building their own dreadnought fleet armed with larger guns, word of which soon reached the British Admiralty. This raised the spectre that the British dreadnought fleet would be outgunned, and prompted the Admiralty to order the building of their own "super dreadnoughts-. The first of these new dreadnoughts were laid down in 1909, and entered service three years later. The British public supported this programme, and the slogan "we want eight and cannot wait- became...

      British Airships 1905?30, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG155
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        British Airships 1905'30 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG155New Vanguard 155Author: Ian CastleIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookThis book reveals the fascinating story of the cat and mouse duel between the airship and another pioneering form of technology ' the submarine during World War 1. Detailed cut-away drawings reveal the design and development of the airship, during and after the war, whilst full-colour illustrations depict the airship in dramatic action shots. A tragic...

        British Amphibious Assault Ships, From Suez to the Falklands and the Present Day
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          Amphibious assault ships have been at the centre of nearly all of Britain's expeditionary campaigns since World War II, from the Suez crisis of 1956 to operations as far afield as Borneo (1963-66), the Falklands (1982), Sierra Leone (2000) and Iraq (2003). In major operations such as Suez and the Falklands, the use of amphibious assault ships was essential to the military success of the campaigns. The Suez Crisis saw two of the Royal Navy's former light fleet carriers converted into 'commando...

          British Destroyers 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG253
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            As the possibility of war loomed in the 1930s, the British Admiralty looked to update their fleet of destroyers to compete with the new ships being built by Germany and Japan, resulting in the commissioning of the powerful Tribal-class. These were followed by the designing of the first of several slightly smaller ships, which carried fewer guns than the Tribals, but were armed with a greatly enlarged suite of torpedoes. The first of these, the 'J/K/M class' was followed by a number of wartime...

            British Light Tanks 1927-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG217
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              This is the definitive study of British light tanks of the Second World War. The author draws upon a vast and comprehensive body of archival information and research to explore their technical characteristics and combat performance. The title focuses largely on the very widely used Mark VI, but also covers all the variants that preceded it. The type was truly ubiquitous, equipping the British Army in France, the Western Desert regions, Norway, Sumatra, Persia and India. This book chronicles...

              Challenger Ii Mbt 1987-05, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG112
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                Challenger Ii Mbt 1987-05 by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG112New Vanguard 112Author: Simon DunstanIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookThe Challenger 2 is the current Main Battle Tank of the British Army and represents the culmination of 80 years of tank design. In 1987, its design was presented to the Ministry of Defence in response to a requirement to replace the Chieftain MBT that had been partially superseded by the Challenger 1 MBT. Production began in 1993, and the tank finally entered...

                Early Us Armor Tanks, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG245
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                  Between the two World Wars, the US contributed significantly to the development of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking a way to break through the lines of German trenches. From the employment of the French Renault FT and British Mark V during their involvement in World War I, the US branched out with their own indigenous designs including the M1 Cavalry Car and the M2 Light and Medium tanks, the precursors to the Stuart and Grant tanks of World War II. Tank...

                  European Ironclads 1860-75 by Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG269
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                    When the "Gloire" slid down the Toulon slipway in 1859, it changed sea power forever. With this ship, the world's first oceangoing ironclad, France had a warship that could sink any other, and which was proof against the guns of any wooden ship afloat. Instantly, an arms race began between the great navies of Europe - first to build their own ironclads, and then to surpass each other's technology and designs.

                    French Armour inVietnam1945-54 by Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG267
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                      French experience with armour in Indo-China dated back to 1919, when it sent FT-17s to the colony, followed by a variety of armoured cars. After World War II, French troops were equipped with a motley collection of American and cast-off British equipment until the outbreak of war in Korea saw an increase in military aid. This included large numbers of the M24 Chaffee light tank, along with amphibious vehicles such as the M29C Weasel and LVT4 Buffalo, to conduct operations in coastal and inland...

                      German Battlecruisers 1914-18, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG124
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                        German Battlecruisers 1914-18 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG124 New Vanguard 124Author: Gary StaffIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookThe task of Germany-s new Gro-e Kreuzer at the beginning of the 20th century was to form an independent reconnaissance division that was able to perform special tasks. With a speed superiority of at least 3 knots, they should also be capable of fighting in the line, and would thus require heavy armour and good defensive qualities. The battlecruisers...

                        German Guided Missles of WWII
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                          German Guided Missles of WWII by Osprey Publishing Item Number: OSPNVG276Although not as well-known as the V-1 buzz bomb and the V-2 missile, the first German missiles to see combat were anti-ship missiles, the Henschel Hs.293 guided missile and the Fritz-X guided bomb. These began to see extensive combat in the Mediterranean in 1943. In their most famous use, the Italian battleship Romawas sunk by a Fritz-X attack in September 1943 when Italy attempted to switch sides. The serious threat...

                          German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG81
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                            German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG81The development of this excellent and successful class of warship only became possible after the Anglo-German naval agreement of 1935 eased restrictions on the types of ship Germany could build; even then only five of the class were permitted: the Admiral Hipper, the Bl-cher, the Prinz Eugen, the Seydlitz and the L-tzow. These Cruisers were designed for Atlantic operations and had eight 8 inch guns, 12 10.5 cm heavy...

                            Imp Japanese Navy Battleships, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG146
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                              Imp Japanese Navy Battleships by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG146Author: Mark StilleIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookThe Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II surpassed the Allied and Axis fleets in innovation and technology. This title covers the 12 Japanese battleships that saw service between 1941 and 1945, including the mighty Yamato. Each class is considered in light of its design and construction, its armament and wartime modifications. The author, Mark Stille, uses primary...

                              Imp Japanese Navy Destroyers, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG198
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                                This volume will detail the history, weapons and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built before the war. This includes the famous Fubuki class (called "Special Type- by the Japanese, which were, when completed in the late 1920's, the most powerful class of destroyers in the world. This design forced all other major navies to follow suite and provided the basic design for the next many classes of Imperial Navy destroyers. This book will also cover the three classes built before the Special...

                                Imperial Japanese Navy Antisub, Osprey Publishing, Item Number OSPNVG248
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                                  In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) went to war with a marginal anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability. This was a lamentable state of affairs for a nation dependent upon imports to sustain its war economy. There were only a few purpose-built ASW escorts available at the start of the war and these were augmented by a handful of second-class destroyers and a dozen torpedo boats. Once the magnitude of the threat to Japan's shipping became fully apparent in 1943, the IJN made plans for...

                                  Jeeps 1941-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG117
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                                    Jeeps 1941-45 by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG117New Vanguard 117Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Hugh JohnsonAbout this bookThe jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military tasks including use as...

                                    Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939?45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG55
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                                      Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookThis, the first of two volumes on Germany's World War II U-boats, traces their development from the early U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy, the prohibition on Germany having U-boats following the Armistice in 1918 and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles, the secret development of U-boats using a 'cover-firm' in Holland, culminating in the formation of the 1st U-boat Flotilla in 1935 with the modern Type II. The operational history...

                                      Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 (1), Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG51
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                                        Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG51New Vanguard 51Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookThis, the first of two volumes on Germany's World War II U-boats, traces their development from the early U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy, the prohibition on Germany having U-boats following the Armistice in 1918 and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles, the secret development of U-boats using a 'cover-firm' in Holland, culminating in the formation of the 1st...

                                        M-3 Infantry Half-Track 1940-73, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG11
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                                          M-3 Infantry Half-Track 1940 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG11As armoured warfare tactics matured, mechanised infantry became a key ingredient in what is now called 'combined arms' doctrine. For the US Army of World War 2, the most important technical aspect of infantry mechanisation was the development of the M3 half-track personnel carrier. Steven Zaloga guides the reader through the early 1930s development of the half-track, its first deployment in action in the Philippines in 1941...

                                          M-8 Greyhound Light Armored Car 1941-91, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG53
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                                            M-8 Greyhound Light Armored Ca by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG53About this bookThe M8 light armored car was the only significant wheeled combat vehicle used by the US Army in World War II. In conjunction with the lightly armed utility version, the M20, it was the staple of the army's cavalry squadrons for use in reconnaissance and scouting. First entering combat in Italy in 1943, it was widely used throughout the campaign in northwest Europe, though its off-road performance was found...

                                            M103 Heavy Tank 1950-74, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG197
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                                              The T43 design represented the pinnacle of U.S. Army tank engineering of the late 1940s. The heavy tank proved fairly popular with its crews, who above all respected the powerful armament it carried. The outbreak of war in Korea brought a rush order in December 1950 which led to a complete production run of 300 vehicles. After 1951, the Marine Corps alone retained confidence in the heavy tank program, investing its scarce funds in the improvements necessary to bring about its fielding after a...

                                              M109 155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer 1960-2005, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG86
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                                                M109 155mm Self-Propelled How by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG86New Vanguard 86Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookEntering service in the early 1960s, the M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer has been in production for 34 years and forms the backbone of US Army and Reserve artillery units. The M109A6 is the latest development of the M109 series and incorporates advanced fire control systems that enable it to have its first rounds on target less than 60 seconds after arriving at...

                                                M2/M3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1983?95, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG18
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                                                  About this Osprey Publishing BookOne of the most sophisticated armoured fighting vehicles in the world, the M2/M3 Bradley is the United States equivalent of the British Warrior, combining the role of personnel carrier with the formidable armament of a 25mm cannon and TOW anti-tank missiles. With a maximum road speed of 66kmh it also has a degree of manoeuvrability dreamed of by other armoured vehicles. In this book Steven Zaloga examines the different variants of the Bradley in detail and...

                                                  M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943-65, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG73
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                                                    Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Jim LaurierAbout this bookThe M4 Sherman tank was the mainstay of the Western allies between 1942 and 1945. Fast and modern it was a big success and was transported as far afield as Russia and North Africa. The American Chief of Staff claimed in November 1943 it was 'hailed widely as the best tank on the battlefield today__. However, by the Normandy invasion of June 1944 this was not the case: the new German heavy tanks such as the Panther and Tiger were...

                                                    Panzer 38(t), Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG215
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                                                      About this Osprey Publishing BookThis title offers a detailed study of a successful but little-known German tank of World War II, the Panzer 38(t). Germany's annexation of Czech provinces in 1938 gave it control of the large Czech armament industry, one of the jewels of which was the very modern LT 38 tank. The type was fully integrated into the Wehrmacht as the Panzer 38(t), becoming one of the few foreign designs to continue in production for the Wehrmacht. It was an important element in the...

                                                      Panzerkampfwagen Iv Ausf,G.H, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG39
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                                                        Panzerkampfwagen Iv Ausf,G.H by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG39New Vanguard 39Authors: Hilary Doyle Tom JentzIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookThe Panzerkampfwagen IV was one of the most numerous and successful German tanks of World War II. Despite the introduction of the Panther and Tiger tanks, the PzKpfw IV remained the backbone of the German armoured units until the end of the war. This book details all of the variants of the Panzerkampfwagen IV with the long guns 7.5cm KwK 40 L/43 and...

                                                        Polish Armor of The BlitZkrieg, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG224
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                                                          The Polish army during the Blitzkrieg conjures up tragic images of infantry and dashing, but ineffective and ultimately doomed cavalry charges. In actuality the Poles, in the midst of a large-scale re-armament programme, had up to 600 armoured vehicles available at the time of the German attack, as well as a number of newer and better designs in various stages of development. Facing the inventors of the ? Lightning War', who attacked in great numbers, on multiple fronts and with total mastery...

                                                          Railway Guns of Wwii
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                                                            Railway Guns of Wwii by Osprey Publishing Item Number: OSPNVG231World War II marked the zenith of railway gun development. Although many of the railway guns deployed at the start of the conflict were of World War I vintage, Germany's ambitious development programme saw the introduction of a number of new classes, including the world's largest, the 80cm-calibre Schwerer Gustav and Schwerer Dora guns, which weighed in at 1,350 tons and fired a huge 7-ton shell.This book provides an overview of...

                                                            Republican Roman Warships 509-27 BC, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG225
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                                                              Republican Roman Warships 509-27 BC from Osprey Publishing Item Number:OSPNVG225 Osprey New Vanguard Series: Books in Osprey’s New Vanguard series deal with World War II tanks, AFVs and ships, as well as covering the vessels of World War I, World War II and the Napoleonic period, and the artillery and naval innovations of the American Civil War and medieval periods. Featuring specially commissioned full colour artworks, including exploded and cutaway diagrams, books in Osprey’s New...

                                                              Russian Battleships and Cruisers of the Russo-Japanese War
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                                                                About this Osprey Publishing BookThis book examines the major warships of the Imperial Russian Navy which participated in the Russo-Japanese War. The focus is on the battleships, coastal defence warships, and cruisers of the Pacific Squadron and Baltic Squadron that fought during the war. It discusses in detail their design and development between the years of 1885 and 1905, concentrating particularly on battleships and cruisers. The book explores, in depth, the mutually influential...

                                                                Sherman Crab Flail Tank, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG139
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                                                                  Sherman Crab Flail Tank by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG139New Vanguard 139Author: David FletcherIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookThe Sherman Crab Flail tank was the powerful culmination of a series of mine-clearing flail tanks developed during World War II. Here, David Fletcher recounts how the Sherman Crabs were among the first tanks ashore on D-Day and as the war progressed they were in constant demand both for formal attacks and more incidental operations. Following the development of the...

                                                                  Soviet Destroyers of WWII
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                                                                    Some Soviet naval vessels saw limited involvement in the war against Finland in 1939-1940, but the main action occurred after the German invasion, when these destroyers escorted convoys, fought battles against other destroyers and the deadly threat posed by attacking aircraft, and provided fire support for Soviet troops. From the Gnevny class of the pre-war period to the specialist destroyer leaders of the Leningrad class and the unique ? Tashkent, ? Soviet Destroyers of World War II ? is a...

                                                                    Soviet Lend-Lease Tanks of World War II, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG247
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                                                                      The Red Army suffered such catastrophic losses of armour in the summer of 1941 that they begged Britain and the United States to send tanks. The first batches arrived in late 1941, just in time to take part in the defence of Moscow. The supplies of British tanks encompassed a very wide range of types including the Matilda, Churchill, and Valentine and even a few Tetrarch airborne tanks. American tanks included the M3 (Stuart) light tank and M3 (Lee) medium tank and the M4 Sherman tank, which...

                                                                      Spanish Galleon 1530-1690, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG96
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                                                                        The Spanish Galleon 1530-1690 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG96During the middle decade of the 16th century a new type of sailing vessel emerged, designed to carry the wealth of the Americas to Spain. This was the galleon, and over the next century these vessels would serve Spain well as treasure ships and warships, becoming a symbol of Spanish power and wealth during the period. The development and construction of the Spanish galleon are discussed in this book, and the ordnance and...

                                                                        Super Heavy Tanks Of Ww-Ii, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG216
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                                                                          The super-heavy tanks of World War II are heirs to the siege machine tradition - a means of breaking the deadlock of ground combat. As a class of fighting vehicle, they began with the World War I concept of the search for a -breakthrough' tank, designed to cross enemy lines. It is not surprising that the breakthrough tank projects of the period prior to World War II took place in the armies that suffered the most casualties of the Great War (Russia, France, Germany). All of the principal Axis...

                                                                          T-90 Standard Tank, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG255
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                                                                            In the wake of the T-72 tank's poor performance in the 1991 Gulf War, the Kremlin instructed the Russian tank industry to drop the discredited T-72 designation in favour of the T-90 Vladimir. The T-90 was in fact a further evolution of the T-72 family, but the name change represented an important break in Russian/Soviet tank design history. The T-90 has become the principal export tank of Russia, and is in service in large numbers in many countries including Algeria, India, and many of the...

                                                                            Technicals:Non-Stndrd Tact Veh, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG257
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                                                                              Harking back to the armed Jeeps and Chevrolet trucks of the SAS and Long Range Desert Group in North Africa in World War II, the world's first insurgent technicals were those of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army in Algeria in the late 1970s, followed by the Chadian use of technical in the so-called Toyota War against Libya. Since then, technicals have seen use in Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as well as being used by Western and Russian Special Forces.

                                                                              U-Boats Of The Kaisers Navy, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG50
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                                                                                U-Boats Of The Kaiser's Navy by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG50New Vanguard 50Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookAs was the case in World War II, one of the greatest threats to Britain during World War I was the German U-boat menace. This book traces the development of the U-boat threat from the Brandtaucher, designed by Wilhelm Bauer, the father of the German submarine arm, in 1850, through to the commissioning of Germany's first U-boat to go into service,...

                                                                                Union River Ironclad 1861-65, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG56
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                                                                                  Union River Ironclad 1861-65 by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG56New Vanguard 56Author: Angus KonstamIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookAt the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River, which was a vital strategic artery. In what would prove the vital naval campaign of the war, both sides fought for control of the river. While the Confederates relied on field fortifications and small gunboats, the Union built a series of revolutionary river ironclads....

                                                                                  US Flamethrower Tanks of World War II, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG203
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                                                                                    About this Osprey Publishing BookThe US Army and Marine Corps experimented with a wide range of flame-thrower tanks through World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters. Although the US Army deployment of flame-thrower tanks in the ETO was problematic at best, flamethrowers were much more widely used in the Pacific theater and became ubiquitous by 1945, including an entire Army flamethrower tank battalion on Okinawa in 1945, the largest single use of flamethrower tanks in World War...

                                                                                    Us Heavy Cruisers 1943-75, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG214
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                                                                                      This title follows on from a companion book covering the US heavy cruisers that were built prior to the war, together forming the definitive guide to the US's heavy cruiser classes. Versatile warships, the heavy cruisers of the Baltimore class, and their successors in the Oregon City and Des Moines classes, commonly acted as carrier escorts throughout World War II, but also performed bombardment duties in support of amphibious landings. Post-World War II, the heavy cruisers continued to see...

                                                                                      US Navy Battleships 1886-98
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                                                                                        US NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1886-98 by Osprey Publishing Item Number: OSPNVG271After the American Civil War, the US Navy had been allowed to decay into complete insignificance, yet the commissioning of the modern Brazilian battleship Riachuelo and poor performance against the contemporary Spanish fleet, forced the US out of its isolationist posture towards battleships. The first true US battleships began with the experimental Maine and Texas, followed by the three-ship Indiana class, and the Iowa...

                                                                                        US Navy Dreadnoughts 1914-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG208
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                                                                                          About this Osprey Publishing BookThe development of the US Navy's dreadnought battleships was a pivotal part of America's evolution into a true world power. By the beginning of World War I, the United States possessed the world's third largest navy, with ten dreadnoughts in service and four more under construction. By the end of World War II, the US Navy was the undoubted global superpower, despite initial crippling losses to its battlefleet at Pearl Harbor. Richly illustrated with archive...

                                                                                          US Navy Escort Carriers 1942-45
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                                                                                            About this Osprey Publishing BookWhile not as famous as their larger and faster sister ships such as the Essex- and Yorktown-class carriers, escort carriers made an enormous contribution towards Allied victory both in the Pacific and Atlantic theatres. Rather than relying on size or speed, it was their sheer numbers that made them so effective. Indeed, the Casablanca-class escort carrier was the most-produced aircraft carrier in history. In partnership with the Royal Navy, they provided the...

                                                                                            US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG236
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                                                                                              About this Osprey Publishing BookDuring World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. In response to the severe air threat that surface ships faced, new cruisers were designed with increasingly heavy antiaircraft weaponry as well as the traditional 6in guns. With the speed and range to keep up with aircraft carriers, and their considerable antiaircraft capability, they were a mainstay of the carrier escorts.This book examines every US light cruiser produced,...

                                                                                              Vietnam Riverine Craft 1962?75, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG128
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                                                                                                Author: Gordon L RottmanIllustrator: Hugh JohnsonAbout this bookIn 1965 the military situation in the Mekong River Delta of southern Vietnam had deteriorated to such a degree that the decision was made to commit a joint US Army and Navy Mobile Riverine Force to the area. This force was unique in its composition, mission, and the means by which it operated _ riverine craft. Comprising the Army_s 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, and the Navy_s River Assault Flotilla One, it used a variety of...

                                                                                                Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG181
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                                                                                                  Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-47 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG181New Vanguard 181Author: Angus KonstamIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookFrom the end of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th, most Western powers maintained a naval presence in China. These gunboats protected traders and missionaries, safeguarded national interests, and patrolled Chinese rivers in search of pirates. It was a wild, lawless time in China as ruthless warlords fought numerous small wars to...

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