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Fighting Ships Far East: China and Southeast Asia 202 BC?AD 1419, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG61
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    Fighting Ships Far East 202bc- by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG61New Vanguard 61Author: Stephen TurnbullIllustrator: Wayne ReynoldsAbout this bookFighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few years...

    Fighting Ships Of The Far East (2), Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG63
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      Fighting Ships Of The Far East by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG63 New Vanguard 63Author: Stephen TurnbullIllustrator: Wayne ReynoldsAbout this bookOver the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition...

      Flammpanzer German Flamethrowers 1941-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG15
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        Flammpanzer German by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG15New Vanguard 15Author: Hilary DoyleIllustrators: Tom Jentz Peter SarsonAbout this bookThe first attempt at mounting a flamethrower in a German tank was not the result of an engineering design process but rather occurred as a field expedient, when German troops involved in the Spanish Civil War mounted small back-pack flamethrowers on their PzKpfw Is. The German authorities took up this idea and from early 1939 began to design a flamethrowing...

        French Battleships 1914-45 by Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG266
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          On September 1, 1910, France became the last great naval power to lay down a dreadnought battleship, the�Courbet. The ensuing Courbet and Bretagne-class dreadnoughts had a relatively quiet World War I, spending most of it at anchor off the entrance to the Adriatic, keeping watch over the Austro-Hungarian fleet. The constraints of the Washington Naval Treaty prevented new battleships being built until the 1930s, with the innovative Dunkerque-class and excellent Richelieu-class of battleships...

          French Tanks Of World War I, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG173
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            French Tanks Of World War I by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG173New Vanguard 173Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookThis title examines the emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT. It is a little known fact that France fielded more tanks in World War I than any other army. However, France's early tanks suffered from poor mobility and armor compared to their contemporaries. Indeed, their initial use on the Chemin des Dames in 1917 was a bloody fiasco....

            French Tanks of World War II (1), Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG209
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              ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThe first of two volumes covering the French armor of World War II, this title looks at the infantry and battle tanks that faced the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg in 1940. Many of the French tanks were intended as replacements for the World War I-era Renault FT, and various modernization efforts throughout the inter-war years had given rise to a number of new infantry tanks, including the Renault R35 and R40, FCM 36, and the Hotchkiss H35 and H39. Alongside these...

              French Tanks Of Ww-Ii, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG213
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                The sequel to French Tanks of World War II (1), this title focuses primarily on France's cavalry armored vehicles, including the light reconnaissance tanks such as the AMR and AMC families, the famous Somua S.35 cavalry tanks and the extensive array of armored half-track and armored cars used by the French cavalry. Specific attention is also paid to tanks considered important from a numerical standpoint such as the Hotchkiss H-35/H-39 series. Featuring specially commissioned profile artwork,...

                German Armoured Cars And Reconnaissance Half-Tracks 1939 - 45 by Osprey Publishing Item Number: OSPNVG29
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                  Author: Bryan PerrettIllustrator: Bruce CulverAbout this bookFlexibility, mobility, and the ability to effectively communicate were all key requirements that the units operating armoured cars and reconnaissance half-tracks demanded --_ and that were also crucial to the Panzerwaffe and German Army as a whole. Bryan Perrett--_s treatment of the development and history of German armoured cars and recce vehicles fully accounts for the crucial role that such units, and more importantly their...

                  German Battleships 1914-18 V-1, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG164
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                    German Battleships 1914-18 V-1 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG164Author: Gary StaffIllustrator: Paul WrightAbout this bookThis volume covers the history of the Deutschland to Osfriesland classes of German battlecruisers, beginning with the last of the pre-dreadnought battleships and explaining the revolutionary developments, particularly the vast increases in size and armament, that took place within the German Imperial Navy as it readied itself for war. Gary Staff describes the design...

                    German Battleships 1914-18 V-2, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG167
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                      German Battleships 1914-18 V-2 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG167 New Vanguard 167Author: Gary StaffIllustrator: Paul WrightAbout this bookSupported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an informative history of the key classes Kaiser, K-nig and Bayern that formed the backbone of the German Imperial Navy throughout World War I, detailing the technological revolution that had taken place to enable the building of...

                      German Battleships 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG71
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                        German Battleships by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG71In this, the first of a five volume series covering the capital ships of the German Navy of World War II, Gordon Williamson examines the design, development and operational use of the battleships used by the Kriegsmarine. The -Schlesien- and -Schleswig-Hostein- were used mostly as training ships until the end of the war when they took part in bombardment of Soviet troop movements in East Prussia. The -Scharnhorst- had a successful...

                        German Destroyers 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG91
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                          German Destroyers 1939-45 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG91Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookThe German destroyer fleet of World War II consisted of nine classes: the Diether Von Roeder Class, the Leberecht Maas Class and the wartime classes Z23, Z35, Z37, Z40, Z43, Z46 and Z52. These vessels, though fewer in number than the British destroyer fleet, tended to be much bigger and more powerful than their allied counterparts. They served their country well in...

                          German E-Boats 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG59
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                            German E-Boats 1939-45 by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG59New Vanguard 59Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookBy the outbreak of World War II, Germany had done much to replace the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled following their surrender at the end of World War I. Forced to build anew, the Kriegsmarine possessed some of the most technically advanced warships in existence. Although the heavy units of the fleet were too small in number to pose much of a 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...

                              German Light Cruisers 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG84
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                                German Light Cruisers 1939-45 by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG84New Vanguard 84Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookThe German Navy of World War II was small in number, but contained some of the most technologically advanced capital ships in the world. This meant that although the Kriegsmarine never felt capable of encountering the might of the British Navy in a fleet action, her ships were individually more than a match for the outdated vessels of the Royal Navy. Nowhere...

                                German Light Panzers 1932-42, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG26
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                                  German Light Panzers Rev by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG26New Vanguard 26Author: Bryan PerrettIllustrator: Terry HadlerAbout this bookThe light tanks of the Panzerwaffe make a fascinating subject for technical and historical study. Operation Barbarossa was the light tanks' swan song: thoroughly experienced and at the peak of self-confidence, the Panzergruppen brought Moscow to almost within Hitler's grasp. However, the effectiveness and popularity of the light panzers was only proven because...

                                  German Pocket Battleships 1939, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG75
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                                    German Pocket Battleships 1939 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG75Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookAfter the end of World War I, the German Navy came up with the concept of the Panzerschiffe, or Pocket Battleship, as a method of circumventing treaty limitations on the size and types of ship Germany was permitted to build. New, more modern production methods, where welded construction prevailed over the older riveting process, were combined with the...

                                    Great Lakes Warships 1812-1815, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG188
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                                      Author: Mark LardasIllustrator: Paul WrightAbout this bookWhen war broke out in 1812, neither the United States Navy nor the Royal Navy had more than a token force on the Great Lakes. However, once the shooting started, it sparked a ship-building arms race that continued throughout the war. This book examines the design and development of the warships built upon the lakes during the war, emphasising their differences from their salt-water contemporaries. It then goes onto cover their...

                                      Greek & Roman Siege Machinery, 399 BC?AD 363, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG78
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                                        Greek & Roman Siege Machinery by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG78New Vanguard 78Author: Duncan B CampbellIllustrator: Brian DelfAbout this bookSiege machinery first appeared in the West during the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily in the late-5th century BC, in the form of siege towers and battering rams. After a 50-year hiatus these weapons of war re-appeared in the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the Great, a period that saw the height of their development in the Ancient World. The...

                                        Greek and Roman Artillery 399BC-AD363, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG89
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                                          Greek & Roman Artillery 399bc by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG89New Vanguard 89Author: Duncan B CampbellIllustrator: Brian DelfAbout this bookThe catapult (katapeltikon) was invented under the patronage of Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse, in the 4th century bc. At first only the arrow-firing variant was used, and it was not until the reign of Alexander the Great that stone-projecting catapults were introduced. The Romans adopted these weapons during the Punic Wars and further developed them,...

                                          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...

                                                Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2), Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG202
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                                                  ABOUT THIS PRODUCTDuring the Pacific War the most successful component of the Imperial Japanese Fleet was its destroyer force. These ships were larger and, in most cases, better-equipped than their Allied counterparts. Armed with a powerful, long-ranged torpedo, these ships proved formidable opponents. Initially, they were instrumental in an unbroken string of Japanese victories, but it was not until the Guadalcanal campaign that these ships fully demonstrated their power. In a series of...

                                                  Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG176
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                                                    Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG176New Vanguard 176Author: Mark StilleIllustrator: Paul WrightAbout this bookDesigned 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...

                                                    Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG187
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                                                      Author: Mark StilleIllustrator: Paul WrightAbout this bookThe Imperial Japanese Navy went to war with 17 light cruisers and another three cruiser-sized training ships. Of these, most were 5,500-ton ships designed to act as destroyer squadron flagships. This made them much different in capabilities and mission from their American counterparts. During the war, the Japanese built another five light cruisers, all but one of which maintained the design premise of being able to serve as destroyer...

                                                      Imperial Roman Warships, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG244
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                                                        With research from newly discovered shipwrecks and archaeological finds as well as the rich contemporary source material, this study examines the equipment and tactics used by the navy and the battles they fought in this tumultuous period, which includes the fall of Rome and the resurgence of the Eastern Empire under Justinian the Great. Using spectacular illustrations, carefully researched ship profiles, and maps, this third volume in Osprey's Roman Warships miniseries charts the ultimate...

                                                        Infantry Mortars Of WW II, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG54
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                                                          Mortars Of Ww-Ii by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG54New Vanguard 54Author: John NorrisIllustrator: Robert CalowAbout this bookThe mortar has proved to be one of the most influential and prevalent infantry support weapons of the 20th century. Throughout the course of World War II many different varieties of this weapon were used by the six main armies of the war: Britain, the USA, the Soviet Union, Germany Italy and Japan. Although the concept of the mortar was similar throughout these armies,...

                                                          IS-2 Heavy Tank 1944-73, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG7
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                                                            Is-2 Heavy Tank 1944-73 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG7 New Vanguard 7Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Peter SarsonAbout this bookThe Iosef Stalin tanks were the ultimate heavy tanks developed by the Soviet Union and were popularly called 'Victory tanks' due to their close association with the defeat of Germany in 1945. Yet in spite of their reputation, the Stalin tanks emerged from a troubled design, had a brief moment of glory in 1944 and 1945, and disappeared in ignominy after...

                                                            Italian Battleships Of World War II, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG182
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                                                              Author: Mark StilleIllustrator: Paul WrightAbout this bookItaly_s navy, the Regia Marina was the fourth-largest naval force in the world at the outbreak of World War II, and yet is often overlooked and largely discounted as ineffective. In general the fleet was made up of obsolete vessels, lacked radar functionality, and had a reputation for indiscipline and poorly trained crews. The complex and bureaucratic command system imposed on the fleet further hampered its effectiveness. In this book,...

                                                              Italian Cruisers of WWII, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG258
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                                                                The Italian Royal Navy (Regia Marina) operated one of largest cruiser forces of World War II. As a signatory to the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty, the?Regia Marina?immediately attempted to reinforce its treaty-limited battleship force by building seven large 10,000-ton heavy cruisers. Italian light cruisers also possessed an interesting design history and were involved in every major fleet engagement in the Mediterranean, as well as several smaller encounters with units of the British Royal...

                                                                Italian Light Tanks: 1919-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG191
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                                                                  Author: Pier Paolo BattistelliIllustrator: Richard ChasemoreAbout this bookThe Italian army, unlike those of the British and French, did not use tanks in combat during World War I and, by November 1918, only one training unit equipped with French Schneider and Renault tanks had been formed. Consequently, during the 1920s the Italian army had just one single tank type in its armoured inventory _ the Fiat 3000. Only in 1927 was the first tank unit formed as a branch of the infantry and not as an...

                                                                  Italian Medium Tanks 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG195
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                                                                    Authors: Pier Paolo Battistelli Filippo CappellanoIllustrator: Richard ChasemoreAbout this bookSeveral factors delayed and greatly hampered the development of an Italian medium tank during World War II. The first was the strategic stance of the country, focussed on a war against neighbouring countries such as France and Yugoslavia, and ill-prepared for a war in the Western Desert. Since these European countries bordered with Italy in mountainous areas, light tanks were preferred as these were...

                                                                    Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer 1944-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG36
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                                                                      Jagdpanzer 38 Hetzer 1944-45 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG36The Jagdpanzer 38 is one of the best known German armoured fighting vehicles from World War II. Rushed into series production in the record time of less than four months, it was instantly recognisable by the sleek appearance created by its well-sloped armour. Many experts in post-war armour hold the opinion that this tank destroyer was just the answer to Germany's problem of dealing with the numerically superior American M4...

                                                                      Kamikaze: Japanese Special Attack Weapons 1944-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG180
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                                                                        Kamikaze Jap Spec Attack Weap by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG180New Vanguard 180Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookThe destruction of much of the remainder of the Japanese fleet and its air arm in the later half of 1944 left the Japanese Home Islands vulnerable to attack by US naval and air forces. In desperation, the Imperial Japanese Navy proposed using -special attack- formations, or suicide attacks. These initially consisted of crude improvisations of...

                                                                        Katyusha: Russian Multiple Rocket Launches 1941-Present, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG235
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                                                                          ABOUT THIS PRODUCTAlthough military rockets have been used since the Middle Ages, it was not until the Soviet Union pioneered the concept of Multiple Rocket Launchers (MRLs) in the late 1930s that they emerged as a decisive weapon. In the modern era, these Soviet/Russian Katyushas have served in combat in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Georgia.Developed to fill the operational need for massed artillery fire support, the MRL possesses enormous destructive power and a devastating psychological...

                                                                          Kriegsmarine Auxiliary Cruiser, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG156
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                                                                            Kriegsmarine Auxiliary Cruiser by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG156Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookDespite being relatively unknown compared to famous ships like Graf Spee or Bismarke, or the more famous U-boats, the Auxiliary Cruisers were immensely successful, not only in the number of enemy ships they sank, but in the resources which were tied up trying to track them down. The Royal Navy-s auxiliary cruisers tended to be merchant vessels used to protect...

                                                                            Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG151
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                                                                              Kriegsmarine Coastal Forces by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG151Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookAlthough often overlooked in favour of the U-boats or battleships, the vast majority of the Kriegsmarine was formed of the smaller vessels of the coastal forces. These ships and boats, which included minesweepers, torpedo boats, patrol boats, and blockade breakers, gave crucial service to Germany during the war, and many continued serving for decades after the...

                                                                              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...

                                                                                  KV-1&2 Heavy Tank 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG17
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                                                                                    Kv-1&2 Heavy Tank 1941-45 by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG17New Vanguard 17Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Peter SarsonAbout this bookNamed after Klimenti Voroshilov, the People's Commissar for Defence, the KVs proved a nasty surprise for German tank crews during the early days of Operation Barbarossa. Although slow, they were extremely heavily armoured. This volume examines the transition from multi-turreted tanks to heavy single-turret vehicles, consisting of the KV-1 and 2, and the...

                                                                                    Landing Craft Infantry & Fire, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG157
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                                                                                      Described by one soldier as "a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water,- the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to deliver an infantry company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LCI and its vehicle-delivery counterpart, the Landing Ship, Medium were widely used by the allies during World War II. Later, the hulls of these ships were used as the basis for a fire support ship. While the landing ships were phased out after the...

                                                                                      Lav-25: The Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicle, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG185
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                                                                                        Author: James D_AnginaIllustrator: Henry MorsheadAbout this bookThe Light Armored Vehicle 25 (LAV-25) has played a significant role in transforming United States Marine Corps doctrine since its introduction in the early 1980s. The Marine Corps_ Light Armored Vehicle program was based on the proven Swiss MOWAG Piranha series of 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 wheeled vehicles. However, developing organizational units, tactics, and employment of the weapon system within the force structure of the Marine Corps...

                                                                                        Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank 1979-98, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG24
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                                                                                          Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank 1979-98 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG24New Vanguard 24Author: Michael JerchelIllustrator: Mike BadrockeAbout this bookIn 1963 West Germany and the United States signed an agreement to develop the best tank in the world - the MBT/KPz-70. Though by 1970 this project was stopped, West Germany used the components created for the MBT/KPz-70 to develop a new main battle tank - the Leopard 2. Since 1979, when the first Leopard 2 rolled off the production line, the...

                                                                                          Leopard I Mbt 1965-95, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG16
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                                                                                            Leopard I Mbt 1965-95 by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG16New Vanguard 16Author: Michael JerchelIllustrator: Peter SarsonAbout this bookDevelopment of the Leopard 1 can be traced back to November 1956, when the operational requirement for a new battle tank was formulated by the Federal German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). Originally a Franco-German project, the tank under design was named the 'Standard-Panzer'. The French later dropped out, however, and on 1 October 1963 the 'Standard' tank was...

                                                                                            M-1 Abrams Main Battle Tank 1982-92, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG2
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                                                                                              M-1 Abrams Mai Battle Tank by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG2New Vanguard 2Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Peter SarsonAbout this bookThe M1 Abrams was the most radical departure in US tank design since World War II. Until the advent of the M1 in the early 1980s, the US Army had relied on the steady evolution of the M26 Pershing tank, through the M46, M47, M48 and M60. The M1 design came at a time when there were a host of important new tank technologies coming to fruition, in terms of...

                                                                                              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...

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