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The Littorio Class by Ermingo Bagnasco

Title The Littorio Class
Author Ermingo Bagnasco
Publisher Seaforth Publishing
Release Date 2011-07-18
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781848321052
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For its final battleship design Italy ignored all treaty restrictions on tonnage, and produced one of Europe’s largest and most powerful capital ships, comparable with Germany’s Bismarck class, similarly built in defiance of international agreements. The three ships of the Littorio class were typical of Italian design, being fast and elegant, but also boasting a revolutionary protective scheme – which was tested to the limits, as all three were to be heavily damaged in the hard-fought naval war in the Mediterranean; Roma had the unfortunate distinction of being the first capital ship sunk by guided missile. These important ships have never been covered in depth in English-language publications, but the need is now satisfied in this comprehensive and convincing study by two of Italy’s leading naval historians. The book combines a detailed analysis of the design with an operational history, evaluating how the ships stood up to combat. It is illustrated with an amazing collection of photographs, many fine-line plans, and coloured artwork of camouflage schemes, adding up to as complete a monograph on a single class ever published. Among warship enthusiasts battleships enjoy a unique status. As the great success of Seaforth’s recent book on French battleships proves, that interest transcends national boundaries, and this superbly executed study is certain to become another classic in the field.

Italian Battleships by Erminio Bagnasco

Title Italian Battleships
Author Erminio Bagnasco
Publisher Seaforth Publishing
Release Date 2021-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781526799883
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With the publication of their previous book on the battleships of the Littorio class, the authors set new standards for the detailed coverage and sophisticated analysis of Italian warship design. Inspired by its success, both critically and commercially, the authors were inspired to follow up with a similar study of the earlier Italian battleships that were built in the First World War but survived to fight in the Second. Given the level of new research required, this has taken a decade to achieve but the result is a similarly comprehensive coverage. Originally comprising five ships in two related classes, they 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. One ship, Leonardo da Vinci, was sunk by an internal explosion at Taranto in 1916, and although the hull was raised post-war, the plan to rebuild the ship was abandoned as it was not deemed cost-effective. However, the remaining four ships were to undergo one of the most radical reconstructions of any battleship class during the 1930s, emerging with an entirely new profile, more powerful machinery and all the characteristics of a modern fast battleship. In this form they became an important element in the Italian fleet that opposed the British after 1940. This book covers all the technical details of the ships, both as built and as rebuilt, but also provides an extended history of their active service, including battle plans and track charts. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs, ship and armament plans, detail drawings and colour camouflage schemes, the book is a fitting companion to The Littorio Class.

Italian Battleships by Erminio Bagnasco

Title Italian Battleships
Author Erminio Bagnasco
Publisher Seaforth Publishing
Release Date 2021-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781526799906
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With the publication of their previous book on the battleships of the Littorio class, the authors set new standards for the detailed coverage and sophisticated analysis of Italian warship design. Inspired by its success, both critically and commercially, the authors were inspired to follow up with a similar study of the earlier Italian battleships that were built in the First World War but survived to fight in the Second. Given the level of new research required, this has taken a decade to achieve but the result is a similarly comprehensive coverage. Originally comprising five ships in two related classes, they 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. One ship, Leonardo da Vinci, was sunk by an internal explosion at Taranto in 1916, and although the hull was raised post-war, the plan to rebuild the ship was abandoned as it was not deemed cost-effective. However, the remaining four ships were to undergo one of the most radical reconstructions of any battleship class during the 1930s, emerging with an entirely new profile, more powerful machinery and all the characteristics of a modern fast battleship. In this form they became an important element in the Italian fleet that opposed the British after 1940. This book covers all the technical details of the ships, both as built and as rebuilt, but also provides an extended history of their active service, including battle plans and track charts. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs, ship and armament plans, detail drawings and colour camouflage schemes, the book is a fitting companion to The Littorio Class.

Aircraft Carrier Impero by Davide F. Jabes

Title Aircraft Carrier Impero
Author Davide F. Jabes
Publisher Fonthill Media
Release Date 2018-06-30
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From 1941, Italy had been developing a top-secret project to install guided rocket weapons aboard aircraft carriers. Campini Capron s revolutionary guided rocket weapon, the DAAC, which would later become Hitler s Henschel HS-117 Schmetterling ( Butterfly ), was the selected projectile. Classified intelligence on the V-1 flying bomb and other aircraft projects were acquired and then discarded when Ansaldo s naval architect, Lino Campagnoli (1911 1975), issued plans for the Impero battleship to be transformed into a modern fleet carrier. Previously unpublished documentation reveals how the last of the four state-of-the-art Littorio-class battleships, which was in advanced completion (hull components and engines installed), was destined for conversion into a modern aircraft carrier. This is an exhaustive historical review of the Impero and Regia Marina s (Royal Navy) developments as well as the dramatic story of the lack of co-operation and strategic insight with Regia Aeronautica before and during the war (1922-1943). Also, a final evaluation of the revolutionary Pugliese anti-torpedo system, based on unpublished German and Russian documentation, is assessed.

Title The Italian Battleship Littorio
Author Carlo Cestra
Publisher Super Drawings in 3D
Release Date 2018-08-15
Category
Total Pages 92
ISBN 836543797X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Littorio was one of the three Italian Littorio class battleships operating during the Second World War, belonging to the Italian "Regia Marina". Littorio (Lictor), in ancient times, was the bearer of the Roman "fasces", which was adopted as the symbol of Italian Fascism.

Title Italian Battleships of World War II
Author Mark Stille
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2011-08-20
Category History
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781849088312
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Italy'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, Mark Stille details why the Italian battleships were able to maintain a solid reputation, examining their impressive designs and the courage and determination of the fleet at Calabria, Sirte, Cape Spartiveto and Cape Matapan, all illustrated with stunning photographs from the Italian Navy's own archives.

Title The Battleship Vittorio Veneto
Author Carlo Cestra
Publisher Super Drawings in 3D
Release Date 2017-03-19
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 8365437309
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Battleship Vittorio Veneto was one of three Italian Littorio class battleships operating in the Second World War. She was one of the most modern and powerful battleships of her times. She was designed by General Umberto Pugliese and engineer Francesco Mazzullo., and she was the first battleship to exceed the limit of 35,000 tons of displacement imposed in the Washington Naval Treaty. The keel of the Vittorio Veneto battleship was laid down by the Italian shipbuilder Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico in Trieste on 28th October 1934. She was launched in July 1937 and began her service in the Italian Fleet (Regia Marina) by August 1940. She was named in honor of the Italian victory at Vittorio Veneto in the First World War and she had three sister ships: Littorio, Roma, and Impero (the last one was never completed). She was armed with a main battery of nine 38- millimeter guns and three triple turrets. She was able to reach a speed of 30 knots (56 Km/h).

Italian Battleships by Erminio Bagnasco

Title Italian Battleships
Author Erminio Bagnasco
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021-04-15
Category
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1526799871
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 all the technical details of the ships, both as built and as rebuilt, but also provides an extended history of their active service, including battle plans and track charts.

The Battleship Richelieu by Andrzej Sobucki

Title The Battleship Richelieu
Author Andrzej Sobucki
Publisher Super Drawings in 3D
Release Date 2013-02-28
Category Ship models
Total Pages 80
ISBN 8362878428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Richelieu was a French battleship, and the lead ship of her class. She was the first French 35,000-ton battleship, designed to counter the Italian Littorio class battleships, the first modern battleships built since the 1922 Treaty of Washington. Ordered in 1935, she was a scaled-up version of the Dunkerque class battleships, featuring a main armament of eight 380 mm guns in two quadruple turrets in forward super firing positions. Her armor and underwater protection were equal to her contemporaries, except the Japanese Yamato class battleships. Her speed was surpassed only by the fastest U.S. Navy battleships. About the Series This brand-new series focuses on the construction of famous ships - battleships, carriers, cruisers, and submarines. With groundbreaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable. With various close-up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this is an exceptional reference tool. Information on the design, development and combat history of each vessel is also included, as well as numerous photographs and 1/350th scale drawings.

Title French Battleships 1922 1956
Author John Jordan
Publisher Seaforth Publishing
Release Date 2009-09-17
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781848320345
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The battleships of the Dunkerque and Richelieu classes were the most radical and influential designs of the interwar period, and were coveted by the British, the Germans and the Italians following the Armistice of June 1940. After an extensive refit in the USA, Richelieu went on to serve alongside the Royal Navy during 1943-45. Using a wealth of primary-source material, some of which has only recently been made available, John Jordan and Robert Dumas have embarked on a completely new study of these important and technically interesting ships. A full account of their development is followed by a detailed analysis of their design characteristics, profusely illustrated by inboard profiles and schematic drawings. The technical chapters are interspersed with operational histories of the ships, with a particular focus on the operations in which they engaged other heavy units: Mers el-Kebir, Dakar and Casablanca. These accounts include a detailed analysis of their performance in action and the damage sustained, and are supported by specially-drawn maps and by the logs of Strasbourg and Richelieu. Twenty-two colour profile and plan views illustrate the ships' appearance at the various stages of their careers.

Title Italian Battleships 1928 1957 an Illustrated Technical Reference
Author Wayne Scarpaci
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2009-05
Category History
Total Pages 80
ISBN 1442121092
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume is a complete, technical reference which covers all Italian Battleship types, of the Prewar, World War II, and Early Cold War eras of 1928-1957. The book is illustrated with 19 full color original paintings, 38 new line drawings, and 137 photographs. Featured are a Chronology of WWII, illustrated sections on Radar and Fire Control, Aviation, and Camouflage. This book includes sections on Alighieri thru Littorio class ships. It has fully illustrated sections on the Caracciolo class ships of 1914 ( Including the proposed aircraft carrier conversion), and the Livorno class batllecruisers of 1928. class. The information contained within this volume has hereto, only been available across a wide spectrum of reference sources. It is now available for the first time, under one set of bookcovers.

Title War in the Air September 1939 to May 1941
Author David Garnett
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1941
Category World War, 1939-1945
Total Pages 199
ISBN UOM:39015012100486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title French Cruisers 1922 1956
Author Jean Moulin
Publisher Pen and Sword
Release Date 2013-03-04
Category History
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781473814455
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The French produced some of the most striking and innovatory interwar cruiser designs. A large amount of new information about these ships has become available over the past twenty years in France, but this book is the first to make this accessible to an English-speaking readership.Part I explains the design philosophy behind each of the classes built after 1922, and outlines the characteristics of each type, accompanied by detailed data tables and a comprehensive set of specially-drawn plans based on official documents, as well as carefully-selected photographs. Coverage includes the De Grasse, laid down in August 1939 and completed postwar as an AA cruiser, and also the heavy cruisers of the Saint Louis class intended to follow her, about which little has been published. Part II deals with the historical side, covering not only the eventful careers of these ships, but also explaining the peacetime organisation of the Marine Nationale, the complex politics of this turbulent period and their impact on the navy. Like its highly successful predecessor, French Battleships, this beautifully presented book subtly blends technical and historical analysis to produce what must become the standard reference work.

Title Hutchinson s Pictorial History of the War
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1943-08
Category World War, 1939-1945
Total Pages 86
ISBN IND:30000108535612
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Battleship Book by Robert M. Farley

Title The Battleship Book
Author Robert M. Farley
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
Release Date 2015-12-17
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781479405572
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the moment when the launching of HMS Dreadnought made every capital ship in the world obsolete overnight, we have been fascinated with these powerful surface combatants. Here Robert M. Farley looks at the history and folklore that makes these ships enduring symbols of national power—and sometimes national futility. From Arizona to Yamato, here are more than sixty lavishly illustrated accounts of battleships from the most well-known to the most unusual, including at least one ship from every nation that ever owned a modern battleship. Separate essays and sidebars look at events and lore that greatly affected battleships.

Naval Institute Proceedings by United States Naval Institute

Title Naval Institute Proceedings
Author United States Naval Institute
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1941
Category Naval art and science
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:B2903370
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mussolini S Navy by Maurizio Brescia

Title Mussolini s Navy
Author Maurizio Brescia
Publisher Pen and Sword
Release Date 2012-09-30
Category Transportation
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781473816503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is a complete guide to the Regia Marina, the navy with which Italy fought the Second World War. Starting with the historical background, it describes how the navy developed, how it was organised, the facilities that supported it, and the operations it conducted both before and after the armistice in 1943. It also details all its ships, with full technical particulars, plans and photos. Furthermore, there are chapters on special topics like camouflage; uniforms, decorations and insignia; and a 'who's who' of important naval personalities; and the reference value of the book is enhanced by a comprehensive bibliography and guide to sources. The illustration is a noteworthy feature of the book as the author's collection of naval photographs is one of the best in Italy. He is also a fine draughtsman, and his ship plans and colour illustrations are both detailed and accurate, adding a particular appeal for modelmakers. Of all the main combatant navies of this era, the Italian is probably the most poorly represented in English publications, so this comprehensive handbook will be especially welcomed by the naval history community.

Submarines Of World War Two by Erminio Bagnasco

Title Submarines of World War Two
Author Erminio Bagnasco
Publisher Seaforth Publsihing
Release Date 2018-10-30
Category
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1526744538
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For the first time in naval warfare submarines played a major role in the war at sea in the years 1939-45, and this major reference book describes all the classes of vessel that were deployed by the eighteen combatant nations during those years. They were responsible for the sinking of 33 million tons of merchant shipping with the German and US navies achieving the greatest advantage with this devastating strategic weapon. Most of the countless books about submarines in WWII confine themselves to the boats of one particular navy or another: in this book every class of boat, from midgets to the large U-cruisers, of all the nations is covered in detail - more than 2,500 boats - and projected and experimental designs are also included. This furnishes the reader with an overall picture that allows for comparison between the technical and operational aspects of all the submarines that took part in the War. This is further helped by the inclusion of more than 400 illustrations. The author also outlines the evolution of the submarine and submarine warfare - including the interplay of wartime experience, design improvement and tactical innovation - thereby placing the subject in its true historical perspective. This new edition of a classic work has been completely redesigned and overhauled to make the most of the author's superb collection of photographs, and will appeal to a wide new audience for whom this important work has been unavailable for many years.

Title The Last British Battleship
Author R. A. Burt
Publisher US Naval Institute Press
Release Date 2019-05
Category
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1526752263
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The ninth HMS Vanguard bearing one of the most illustrious names in the Royal Navy with honors from the Armada to Jutland was the last and largest of Britain's battleships and was commissioned in 1946. Her design evolved from of the King George V class and incorporated much of the fully developed design for the two battleships Lion and Temeraire that were laid down in 1939 but never completed. In this new book by R A Burt her design construction and career are all covered. Armor machinery power plants and weaponry are examined in detail and the author has produced some 35 superb plans profiles and other line drawings for which he is renowned.

Title Debt and Entanglements Between the Wars
Author Mr.Thomas J Sargent
Publisher International Monetary Fund
Release Date 2019-11-08
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 322
ISBN 9781513516868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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World War I created a set of forces that affected the political arrangements and economies of all the countries involved. This period in global economic history between World War I and II offers rich material for studying international monetary and sovereign debt policies. Debt and Entanglements between the Wars focuses on the experiences of the United States, United Kingdom, four countries in the British Commonwealth (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Newfoundland), France, Italy, Germany, and Japan, offering unique insights into how political and economic interests influenced alliances, defaults, and the unwinding of debts. The narratives presented show how the absence of effective international collaboration and resolution mechanisms inflicted damage on the global economy, with disastrous consequences.