New PDF release: Naval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery

By Norman Friedman

This booklet does for naval anti-aircraft defence what the author's Naval Firepower did for floor gunnery – it makes a hugely advanced yet traditionally the most important topic obtainable to the layman. It chronicles the becoming aerial chance from its inception within the First global conflict and the reaction of every of the main navies all the way down to the top of the second one, highlighting specifically the commonly underestimated probability from dive-bombing. significant to this dialogue is an research of what potent AA fire-control required, and the way good each one navy's platforms really labored. It additionally takes within the guns themselves, how they have been put on ships, and the way this mirrored the tactical recommendations of naval AA defence. As will be anticipated from any Friedman publication, it deals notable insights – he argues, for instance, that the Royal military, so frequently criticised for loss of 'air-mindedness', was once truly the main alert to the hazard, yet that its platforms have been insufficient now not simply because they have been too primitive yet simply because they attempted to accomplish too much.

The e-book summarises the adventure of WW2, relatively in theatres the place the aerial hazard was once maximum, and a concluding bankruptcy seems at post-1945 advancements that drew on wartime classes. All very important weapons, administrators and electronics are represented in close-up images and drawings, and long appendices aspect their technical information. it's, easily, one other significant contribution to naval technical heritage by way of its best exponent.

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By Norman Friedman

This booklet does for naval anti-aircraft defence what the author's Naval Firepower did for floor gunnery – it makes a hugely advanced yet traditionally the most important topic obtainable to the layman. It chronicles the becoming aerial chance from its inception within the First global conflict and the reaction of every of the main navies all the way down to the top of the second one, highlighting specifically the commonly underestimated probability from dive-bombing. significant to this dialogue is an research of what potent AA fire-control required, and the way good each one navy's platforms really labored. It additionally takes within the guns themselves, how they have been put on ships, and the way this mirrored the tactical recommendations of naval AA defence. As will be anticipated from any Friedman publication, it deals notable insights – he argues, for instance, that the Royal military, so frequently criticised for loss of 'air-mindedness', was once truly the main alert to the hazard, yet that its platforms have been insufficient now not simply because they have been too primitive yet simply because they attempted to accomplish too much.

The e-book summarises the adventure of WW2, relatively in theatres the place the aerial hazard was once maximum, and a concluding bankruptcy seems at post-1945 advancements that drew on wartime classes. All very important weapons, administrators and electronics are represented in close-up images and drawings, and long appendices aspect their technical information. it's, easily, one other significant contribution to naval technical heritage by way of its best exponent.

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