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US Navy Frigates of the Cold War: New Vanguard, cartea 297

Autor Mark Stille Ilustrat de Paul Wright
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 24 iun 2021
Though they were never the most glamorous of warships, found US Navy frigates were frequently found on the frontlines of the Cold War at sea. These warships were the descendants of World War II's destroyer escorts, designed primarily to escort convoys. They specialized in anti-submarine warfare, but were intended to be numerous, tough, versatile, and well-armed enough to show US naval power around the world, performing roles that varied from intercepting drug-smugglers to defending aircraft carriers. When the Cold War turned hot, frigates were often there. It was a US Navy frigate, Harold E. Holt, that conducted the US Navy's first hostile boarding action since 1826 during the SS Mayaguez incident. Frigates were at the forefront of operations in the Persian Gulf during the Tanker War, with the frigate USS Stark suffering a notorious Exocet attack by Iraqi warplanes, and proving the Oliver Hazard Perry-class's legendary toughness. This book explains how the technology and design of frigates changed during the Cold War, how the classes were modified to keep up to date, and explores the many varied missions they performed during the Cold War and since.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781472840516
ISBN-10: 1472840518
Pagini: 48
Ilustrații: Illustrated throughout with 40 photos and 8pp of colour illustrations
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 x 7 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria New Vanguard

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

Many of the most dramatic surface actions of the Cold War involved these frigates, from confrontations with Soviet submarines to special operations against Iran's Revolutionary Guard in the 1980s Tanker War.

Notă biografică

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific.

Cuprins

INTRODUCTION Operational missions and employment of US Navy frigatesUS NAVY FRIGATE WEAPONS ASW weaponsUS Navy frigate missile systemsUS Navy frigate gunsUS Navy ASW sensorsUS NAVY FRIGATES AT WAR AND IN PEACE THE FRIGATE CLASSES War-built destroyer escortsDealey classClaud Jones classBronstein classGarcia classBrooke classKnox classPerry classANALYSIS AND CONCLUSION FURTHER READING INDEX