Conway's all the world's fighting ships, 1947-1995 by Robert Gardiner

By Robert Gardiner

Ten years have handed because the two-volume "Conway's all of the World's battling Ships 1947-1982" was once released and in that point, profound alterations have happened within the makeup of the world's navies, and the aftermath of the get a divorce of the Warsaw Pact represents an opportune time to revise the paintings and convey it brand new. quite correct to the updating of this quantity has been the discharge of latest details which has turn up because of: the break-up of the Warsaw Pact; the unification of Germany and the take-over of ex-East German ships; and over all navies there now hangs the query mark over their position within the post-Cold battle period and the sceptre of defence cuts. an entire variety of modern technical advancements are chronicled together with: the commissioning within the USSR of the 1st large-deck vendors; the coming in Britain, Holland, Sweden and Japan of a brand new iteration of high-tech traditional submarines; the revival of curiosity in close-in air and missile defences, and the adoption of stealth expertise at sea. It covers the Gulf struggle which concerned the largest naval deployment given that 1945. most of these advancements, and all linked launchings and commissionings are coated, and so carry this name brand new to make it a center reference e-book for all those that persist with naval affairs

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