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  1. seaweed

    How Carriers Fought

    Focusing on the big Pacific carrier battles of WW2, the author wanted to find out how they were fought, why particular methods and strategies were used, and whether the parties (particularly the USN) could have done better. He couldn't find a book that told him those things, so set about writing...
  2. Auld-Yin

    The Japanese Battleship ISE by Carlo Cestra

    There have been quite a few books which are aimed at the modelling fraternity reviewed on Arrse recently and this is another. Seaweed reviewed two from this particular series from Kagero Books, Destroyer Shimakaze and Schnellboot S-38 & S-100. I will deal with this book but I don’t have a lot...
  3. seaweed

    Destroyer Shimakaze

    The Japanese destroyer Shimakaze (operational Spring 1943 - November 1944) was a one-off development of the Kaguro class, but longer, with a heavier torpedo armament and higher speed (nearly 41 knots), achieved through boiler power roughly equivalent to a British cruiser. Indeed her armament...
  4. seaweed

    Cruiser Maya

    The last of the last class of IJN cruisers, the heavy cruiser Maya was twice modernised for an AA role in 1944 - and is shown here in her final configuration. There is an excellent analysis of the effectiveness (and otherwise) of these improvements. The 700 crew listed in Jane's seems to have...

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