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US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-war Classes : New Vanguard - Mark Stille

US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-war Classes

New Vanguard

By: Mark Stille, Paul Wright (Illustrator)


Published: 1st March 2014
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Designed and produced under the regulations of the Washington Naval Treaty, the heavy cruisers of the Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans and Wichita classes were exercises in compromise. While they possessed very heavy armament - the Pensacolas, for example, carrying a main battery of ten 8" guns - this came at the cost of protection - armor was the same thickness as a gun cruiser, and incapable of protecting the vessels from enemy 8" fire. As the classes evolved, these flaws began to be corrected, with the main battery being reduced, and increased protection being added to the vital areas of the ship. Despite these drawbacks, the pre-war heavy cruiser classes served with distinction throughout World War II.

About the Author

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 30 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. He is also the author of several wargames.

This is an excellent book presenting American pre-war heavy cruisers for historians, modelers and illustrators with an interest in the subject. The graphic support -- photographs, artwork, profiles and tables -- alone are worth the price of the book. Highly recommended! "Frederick Boucher, Model Shipwrights" Photos, charts, extended captions and selected bibliography supplement author Stille's admirably indexed effort. Color profiles and action paintings offer plenty of modeling inspiration. And a helpful 'analysis and conclusion' neatly ties things up. It's a superb summary of a spellbinding subject. "David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com""

Introduction/ US naval strategy and the role of the heavy cruiser/ US heavy cruiser design and development and impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties/ Armament/ Radar/ The Heavy Cruiser Classes/ Analysis and Conclusion

ISBN: 9781782006299
ISBN-10: 178200629X
Series: New Vanguard
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st March 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 21.1  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1