Battleship Design and Development 1905-1945

Norman Friedman

Published by Mayflower Books, 1979
ISBN 10: 0831707003 / ISBN 13: 9780831707002
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Hardcover. 4to. Mayflower Books. 1978. 176 pgs. Illustrated with Black and White Plates. First Edition/First Printing. DJ has light shelf-wear present. Bound in cloth boards with gilt titles present. Boards have light shelf-wear present to the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Describes in detail how designers are forced to trade off not only the major qualities of speed, firepower and protection, but also the minor qualities of livability vs internal subdivision, roll rate vs stability, multi-gun turrets vs vulnerability to single hits, and a hundred others. No choice is free; every selection means less of something else. He stresses the point that all these tradeoffs favor the larger ship, hence the continual growth in displacement. E-69; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 175 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 46756

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Synopsis: Rear cover notes: "Many books have been devoted to the history or technical details of battleships, but this is the first layman's guide to the design process, the factors which governed the development of capital ships, and the reasons why battleships were built in a particular way. In chapters on the Hull and Seagoing Performance, Armour, Armament, and Machinery, the author outlines the essential compromises and conflicting requirements facing battleship designers. Most navies had good security reasons for withholding correct details of their ships but with the simple rules expounded in this book the reader will be able to identify misleading data in published figures, and to understand the emphasis - on speed, protection or fire-power - in any design. All examples quoted are drawn from real ships, and in passing the author reveals many little-known facts about the world's battleships, such as why the first German dreadnoughts nearly capsized, the real armour details for the Iowas, and the reasons for the King George Vs' 14 inch guns. Over 250 illustrations - photos, plans and diagrams - and complete accurate tabular data on all significant battleship classes complete a book that is required reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the most impressive warships in history."

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Title: Battleship Design and Development 1905-1945
Publisher: Mayflower Books
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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