Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45 by Mark StilleImperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45 by Mark Stille

Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45

byMark StilleIllustratorTony Bryan

Paperback | June 19, 2007

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The Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II possessed the most technologically advanced and varied submarine fleet in the world. Ranging from the largest pre-nuclear submarines in the world to manned torpedoes, with the fastest combat vessels and midget submarines operating alongside craft capable of carrying floatplane bombers, the fleet should have been an awe-inspiring and highly effective force. Yet, despite playing a crucial scouting role and being equipped with the best torpedoes available, the Japanese submarine fleet was surprisingly ineffective.

With unique color plates, Mark Stille highlights the technical details of this diverse fleet, including the design successes and operational errors as well as investigating the underlying causes behind the failures of one of the greatest naval forces in the Pacific.

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. This is his second book for Osp...
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Title:Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 1941-45Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.87 × 7.25 × 0.13 inPublished:June 19, 2007Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1846030900

ISBN - 13:9781846030901

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Table of Contents

Origins - Birth and growth of the Imperial Navy's submarine force · Development and operational history · I Series Submarines · RO Series Submarines · The Imperial Navy's submarine force - a post mortem · Bibliography · Color Plate Commentary · Index

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"This new book from Osprey packs a large amount of reference information in its 48 pages, taking the I and RO series IJN submarines, and explaining each vessels specifications in separate 'gray block' style charts, for each vessel discussed." -Mark Smith, Model Shipwrights (June 2007)