Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 by Mark StilleImperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 by Mark Stille

Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45

byMark StilleIllustratorPaul Wright

Paperback | February 15, 2011

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Designed with little more than a passing nod to the international naval treaties of the inter-war period, the Imperial Japanese Navy's heavy cruisers were fast and heavily armed. Like the other vessels of the Japanese Navy, the heavy cruisers were technologically superior to and far more innovative than their Allied rivals, whom they met in many of the major Pacific Theater battles, including Midway and Leyte Gulf. Mark Stille continues his study of the IJN of WWII with this fascinating topic, addressing the design and development of all 18 ships in the six heavy cruiser classes, from pre-war construction and mid-war alterations, their operational histories and eventual fates.
Commander (retired) Mark O Stille served as a career Naval Intelligence Officer, spending over five years of his naval career assigned to various US Navy carriers. He continues to work in this field in a civilian capacity. He holds an MA from the Naval War College and has had several wargames published. He lives in Virginia, USA.
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Title:Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.85 × 7.32 × 0.14 inPublished:February 15, 2011Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849081484

ISBN - 13:9781849081481

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Japanese naval strategy and the role of the heavy cruiser
Japanese heavy cruiser doctrine
Japanese heavy cruiser design and development and impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties
Japanese heavy cruiser weapons
Japanese heavy cruiser radar
The Heavy Cruiser Classes
Furutaka Class
Aoba Class
Myoko Class
Takao Class
Mogami Class
Tone Class

Analysis and Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

"A great deal of information has been packed between these covers, and with this latest New Vanguard edition, Osprey has produced one of the most comprehensive guides possible within its short 48 pages. Highly recommended." -Bill Kluge, IPMS/USA