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US Standard-Type Battleships 1941-45 1: Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Mexico Classes #220 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Mark Stille

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000434

ISBN: 1472806964

Condition: New


Written by US Navy expert Mark Stille, this book offers a unique insight into the Standard-type classes of US battleships. It provides a detailed investigation into the histories of each of the warships in the Standard-type battleship classes, the first three of which, the Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, formed the US Navy's main force in the inter-war period. The Standard-types reflected a new design philosophy: by designing each class to meet common standards of maneuvrability and handling, vessels of different classes could operate as a single tactical unit without being limited by the... View more info

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Guadalcanal 1942-43: America's First Victory on the Road to Tokyo #284 Campaign

By: Mark Stille

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472806932

ISBN: 147280693X

Condition: New


The Guadalcanal campaign began with an amphibious assault in August 1942 - the US' first attempt to take the fight to the Japanese. It escalated into a desperate attritional battle on land, air, and sea, and by the time the Japanese had evacuated the last of their forces from the island in 1943, it was clear that the tide of the war had turned. The inexorable Japanese advance and the myth of Japanese invincibility shattered. In this new study of the campaign, Pacific War expert Mark Stille draws on both US and Japanese sources to give a balanced and comprehensive account of a crucial, brutal c... View more info

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US Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class Battleships: Pacific Theater 1944-45 #69 Duel

By: Mark Stille

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002007

ISBN: 1472808495

Condition: New


As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaphor for the profound changes in naval technology and doctrine that the war had brought about. The two opposing forces were the most powerful of their kind - the Japanese Yamato and Musashi were the biggest most heavily armored and armed battleships ever built, while US carrier aviation had evolved into a well-oiled, war-winning machine. With detailed... View more info