9781846030901

Imperial Japanese Navy Submarines 194145

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  • ISBN13:

    9781846030901

  • ISBN10:

    1846030900

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-19
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Summary

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 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.

Author Biography

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 Osprey. He lives in Virginia, USA. The author lives in Dunn Loring, VA.

Table of Contents

Originsp. 3
Birth and growth of the Imperial Navy's submarine force
Development and Operational Historyp. 5
Doctrine
Weapons
Aircraft
Radar
I Series Submarinesp. 9
RO Series Submarinesp. 40
The Imperial Navy's Submarine Force - A Post Mortemp. 44
Bibliographyp. 45
Color Plate Commentaryp. 46
Indexp. 48
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