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Ten years have passed since the two-volume "Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1982" was published and in that time, profound changes have occurred in the make-up of the world's navies, and the aftermath of the break up of the Warsaw Pact represents an opportune time to revise the work and bring it up to date. Particularly relevant to the updating of this volume has been the release of new information which has come about as a result of: the break-up of the Warsaw Pact; the unification of Germany and the take-over of ex-East German ships; and over all navies there now hangs the question mark over their role in the post-Cold War era and the sceptre of defence cuts. A whole range of recent technical developments are chronicled including: the commissioning in the USSR of the first large-deck carriers; the arrival in Britain, Holland, Sweden and Japan of a new generation of high-tech conventional submarines; the revival of interest in close-in air and missile defences, and the adoption of stealth technology at sea. It covers the Gulf War which involved the biggest naval deployment since 1945. All these developments, and all associated launchings and commissionings are covered, and so bring this title up to date to make it a core reference book for all those who follow naval affairs.
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Book Description Conway Maritime Press Ltd, London, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. Single Volume Revised Edition. Large 4to. Publishers Cloth in Original Dustwrapper. A Near Fine Book & Dustwrapper. Slightest Signs of Handling. No Inscriptions. PBFA Member. We Welcome Direct Contact With Our Customers. Contact Neil Ewart Rare Books If You Require Any Further Information or Images. Heavy Item - May Require Additional Shipping Costs on Overseas Orders. Seller Inventory # 002243
Book Description Conway Maritime Press Ltd, 1995. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. , 3550grams, ISBN:9780851776057. Seller Inventory # 6440874
Book Description Conway Maritime Press, 1995. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1995. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Large format. B/w photos. The Western Powers. Wrapper lightly edge-creased. [S]. Seller Inventory # 1713650