A Gift to EmpireAuthor: Wright, Matthew J.Code: 60641Price:AU $75.00Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:15/10/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2021
This book tells the story of HMS New Zealand, a battlecruiser paid for by the people of New Zealand in 1909, and when Japan was perceived as a threat in Australasia and the Pacific. Born of the collision between New Zealand's patriotic dreams and European politics, the tale of HMS New Zealand is further wrapped in the turbulent power-plays at the ......
1939-42Author: Lardas, MarkCode: 60621Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:19/09/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2021
A superbly illustrated study of the major warships of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine. While the Kriegsmarine's capital ships became less important to Hitler following the outbreak of war, these vessels played a key role in projecting power in northern waters in the opening years of the war, disrupting Allied shipping and supporting operations.
An Anatomy from Building to BreakingAuthor: Buxton, IanCode: 60639Price:AU $140.00Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/09/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2021
Unlike the United States, which has preserved a number of battleships as museums or memorials, not a single British dreadnought survives in the country that invented them. This book is an ambitious attempt to achieve the next best thing - a level of documentation in plans, photographs and words that portrays every aspect of the ship, albeit in two ......
the Pacific During WWIIAuthor: Dacus, JeffCode: 60419Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: LYONS PRESS Published date:15/08/2021Availability:In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
From historian and columnist in Leatherneck and Armor magazines, this is the exciting, personal account of a Marine fighter squadron in the South Pacific during the critical days of 1943 when the tide turned against the Japanese.
The Genesis of the Modern DestroyerAuthor: Clarke, AlexanderCode: 60479Price:AU $69.99Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:01/08/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: August 2021
The first technical analysis of these ships that allows for a real understanding of their success.
A History and Directory from World War I to TodayAuthor: Sayers, Ken W.Code: 60247Price:AU $82.88Format: Paperback / 329 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:01/08/2021Availability:Please contact us for availability
Covering more than 1000 of the Navy's small combatants, this comprehensive survey provides all-time rosters, histories, specifications and illustrations of patrol vessels from before World War I to the present.
In the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War IIAuthor: Ahlberg, LarsCode: 60599Price:AU $44.95Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date:29/07/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The battleships of the Kongo class were the oldest, smallest, and fastest battleships in the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. Initially classified as battle cruisers, the lead ship in the class, Kongo, was built in England just prior to WWI. The remaining three ships in the class - Haruna, Kirishima, and Hiei - were all built and completed in ......
MediterraneanAuthor: Forsyth, RobertCode: 60617Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:15/07/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The Junkers Ju 87 B Stuka dive-bomber and the aircraft carrier represent two key combat innovations of World War II. Rich with photographs and personal accounts, this new volume focuses on the air-sea action during the British evacuation operations in Norway in May 1940 and German air attacks in the Mediterranean in 1941-1942.
An American Freighter at War, 1939-1943Author: Haugseng, MagneCode: 60636Price:AU $58.59Format: Paperback / 219 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:15/07/2021Availability:Please contact us for availability
Christmas 1942 saw the SS City of Flint in New York with other freighters loading for North Africa. Allied codes had been cracked and the convoy was expected by a group of U-Boats. Eyewitness accounts, war diaries and archival sources bring this untold story to life.
The Bismark of JapanAuthor: Iwata, MasakazuCode: 60467Price:AU $89.95Format: Paperback / 392 pages Published date:03/07/2021Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand ......
The pursuit of Germany's most famous battleshipAuthor: Konstam, AngusCode: 60491Price:AU $34.99Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:01/07/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Hunt the Bismarck, now available in paperback, tells the story of Operation Rheinubung, the Atlantic sortie of the Nazi Germanys largest battleship in May 1941. Bismarck entered service in the summer of 1940. She was well-armed, with eight 15- inch guns as well as a powerful array of lighter weapons, while her armoured protection earned her the ......
Author: Grove, EricCode: 60574Price:AU $189.00Format: Hardback / 292 pages Publisher: ROUTLEDGE Published date:01/07/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This book, first published in 1990, presents a fundamental reassessment of maritime strategy. It analyses the lessons of twentieth-century naval warfare and examines in detail the changing face of naval warfare, both in terms of the weapons used and the platforms from which they are launched and controlled. It looks at the evolving uses of the ......
Australia's Third-Party Naval Defense 1919-1942Author: Britts, AngusCode: 60654Price:AU $80.30Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date:01/07/2021Availability:Please contact us for availability
Illustrates how Australia confronted the need to base its post-World War I defense planning around the security provided by a major naval power: in the first instance, Britain, and later the United States.
'Conte di Cavour' and 'Duiio' ClassesAuthor: Bagnasco, ErminioCode: 60646Price:AU $125.00Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:03/06/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Originally comprising five ships in two related classes, Conte di Cavour and Duilio classes entered service at the beginning of the Great War. As designed, they were powerful examples of the second generation of dreadnoughts, with a combination of twin and triple turrets producing a unique main armament of thirteen 12-inch guns. This book covers ......
Royal Naval Mines, Depth Charges & Underwater Weapons, 1914-1945Author: Henry, ChrisCode: 60873Price:AU $29.99Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:27/05/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The history of weapons and warfare is usually written about from the point of view of the battles fought and the tactics used. In naval warfare, in particular, the story of how these weapons were invented, designed and supplied is seldom told. Chris Henry, in this pioneering study, sets the record straight. He describes how, to counter the ......
Author: Koszela, WitoldCode: 58849Price:AU $72.64Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date:03/05/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The first of two volumes which describe and illustrate all the German cruisers that were in Kriegsmarine service during WWII, complete with full technical specifications.
Strategic Planning, Policy and PredictionsAuthor: Bo, HuCode: 60577Price:AU $77.99Format: Paperback / 274 pages Publisher: ROUTLEDGE Published date:03/05/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This book analyses China's maritime strategy for the 21st century, integrating strategic planning, policy thinking and strategic prediction. This book explains the construction and application of China's military, political, economic and diplomatic means for building maritime power, and predicts the future of China's maritime power by 2049, as ......
Us Navy F-14 Tomcat in Combat, 1987-2000Author: Cooper, TomCode: 58203Price:AU $42.99Format: Paperback / 72 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date:01/05/2021Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
From the 1970s until the 2000s, the spear tip of the USN air wings was the F-14 Tomcat. Illustrated by over 100 photographs and colour profiles, `Tomcats of the Storm' is an exclusive source about some of least-well known air combats fought by US Navy's fighter crews in recent history.
Flagship of the Japanese Imperial NavyAuthor: Knowles, DanielCode: 60410Price:AU $78.99Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:01/05/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
1945: a mushroom cloud rises 20,000 feet into the sky. This is not from the bombing of Hiroshima or Nagasaki. It is the remains of the battleship 'Yamato'. Representing the ambition and determination of Imperial Japan, the loss of the 'Yamato' in a kamikaze operation in April 1945 has become a symbol of the downfall of the Imperial Japanese ......
Author: Skwiot, MiroslawCode: 60803Price:AU $175.00Format: Hardback / 292 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:09/04/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The battleships of the Kriegsmarine are only four vessels in total, which they managed to put into operational service in 1935-1941. The first two of those, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, did not make as spectacular combat career as the other two. So far, no extensive memories of seamen sailing them have appeared, because their career practically ......
Aircraft Drawings: The Best Of Mariusz LukasikAuthor: Waldemar GoralskiCode: 60806Price:AU $65.00Format: Paperback / 28 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:09/04/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The IJN battlecruiser Kongo was laid down on January 17, 1911 at Vickers, Sons & Co. at Barrow-in-Furness. The ships hull was launched on May 18, 1912 and on August 16, 1913 the vessel entered service with the Imperial Japanese Navy. In the years after she had been launched the Kongo had undergone two major reconstructions, each having a deep ......
Victoria's steel battlefleet and the road to DreadnoughtAuthor: Konstam, AngusCode: 60201Price:AU $24.99Format: Paperback / 48 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:01/03/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
The Royal Navy's battleships at the turn of the 20th century were the most powerful battlefleet in the world, and embodied one of the key periods in warship development--the development of the dreadnought battleship.
The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy from the15th Century to the PresentAuthor: Warlow, BenCode: 60162Price:AU $49.99Format: Hardback / 416 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:12/02/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The climax of World War II's greatest naval campaignAuthor: Lardas, MarkCode: 60163Price:AU $34.95Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date:08/02/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
This illustrated study explores, in detail, the climactic events of the Battle of the Atlantic, and how air power proved to be the Allies' most important submarine-killer in one of the most bitterly fought naval campaigns of World War II.
Six Subs Sunk in Twelve DaysAuthor: Williamson, John A.Code: 60307Price:AU $35.00Format: Paperback / 244 pages Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA PRES Published date:01/02/2021Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Describes naval tactics and weaponry precisely, and provides information gleaned from translations of the orders from the Japanese high command to Submarine Squadron 7. The author details the challenges of communal life aboard ship and explains the intense loyalty that bonds crew members for life.
Author: Goralski, WaldemarCode: 60708Price:AU $63.69Format: Paperback / 94 pages Publisher: KAGERO OFICYNA WYDAWNICZA Published date:28/01/2021Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Covers the USS Stevens (DD-479), one of the 175 Fletcher-class destroyers, and considered one of the finest world War II warships of that type.
Theory Practice and ImplicationsAuthor: McDevitt, MichaelCode: 60268Price:AU $60.20Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS Published date:15/01/2021Availability:Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
Xi Jinping has made his ambitions for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) perfectly clear - that China should become a "great maritime power". China as a Twenty-First-Century Naval Power focuses on China's navy and how it is being transformed to satisfy the "world class" goal.