German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45

Description

The development of this excellent and successful class of warship only became possible after the Anglo-German naval agreement of 1935 eased restrictions on the types of ship Germany could build; even then only five of the class were permitted: the Admiral Hipper, the Blucher, the Prinz Eugen, the Seydlitz and the Lutzow. These Cruisers were designed for Atlantic operations and had eight 8 inch guns, 12 10.5 cm heavy anti-aircraft guns and 17 smaller calibre anti aircraft guns as well as twelve torpedo tubes and their own compliment of up to six aircraft. This title covers the design, development and operational history of the Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper class.

Details

Author(s)
Gordon Williamson, Ian Palmer
Format
Paperback | 48 pages
Dimensions
185 x 248 x 4.06mm | 167g
Publication date
01 Aug 2003
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
44 b&w illustrations, index
ISBN10
1841765023
ISBN13
9781841765020
Bestsellers rank
340,481