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Download The Cruel Legacy: The HMAS Voyager Tragedy by Tom Frame PDF

By Tom Frame

40 years after the collision among the plane service HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Sydney—in which eighty two males misplaced their lives—this is the tale of Australia's greatest peacetime naval catastrophe, the lads concerned, the impression it had and keeps to have on them, and the aftermath of political intrigue and cover-ups.

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Download Principles of Naval Architecture Series - Propulsion by Justin E. Kerwin PDF

By Justin E. Kerwin

This e-book provides working towards pros and scholars with a finished and up to date therapy of propeller research and layout, together with an creation to varied varieties of marine propulsion equipment, definitions of powers and efficiencies, and - and three-d airfoil conception. a bit on three-d hydrofoil conception introduces wake vortex sheets and three-d vortex traces. those dialogue subject matters are by way of linear lifting line and lifting floor conception with either specified and approximate answer tools, together with homes of helicoidal vortex sheets, optimal and arbitrary move distributions, and the Lerbs induction issue strategy. There are sections on version checking out of propellers, propeller energy and through choice and layout utilizing either commonplace sequence charts and by way of stream concept. the ultimate part discusses send standardization trials, their goal, size equipment and tools, concluding with the research of trial info and derivation of the model-ship correlation allowance.

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Download River Plate 1939 The Sinking of the Graf Spee by Angus Konstam PDF

By Angus Konstam

Days prior to the outbreak of global conflict II a handful of German trade raiders positioned out to sea to prey on Allied merchantmen. among them used to be the Panzerschiff (armoured send) Graf Spee, a powerful warship that boasted the firepower of a battleship however the measurement, velocity and variety of a cruiser. while international conflict II started out, less than the command of Captain Langsdorff the Graf Spee started a looking spree around the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean that eventual took her to the River Plate looking for her subsequent sufferer - an Allied convoy. as an alternative she chanced on 3 Royal army cruisers lower than the command of Commodore Harwood, desirous to positioned an finish to the pocket battleship that were terrorizing Allied service provider ships.

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Download Douglas A-4A/B USMC/USMCR/USNR Skyhawk by Steve Ginter and Steven Albright PDF

By Steve Ginter and Steven Albright

USMC/USMCR/USNR Douglas A-4A/B Skyhawks is the spouse quantity to Naval warring parties quantity Forty-Nine, the Douglas A-4A/B Skyhawk in army provider. The army quantity includes sixty one pages of improvement, airplane description information and drawings, that pertain to Marine A-4A/Bs.

Although a lot fewer Marine squadrons have been outfitted with the A-4A/Bs than military squadrons, the kind nonetheless observed large utilization through fourteen energetic accountability Marine squadrons. The airplane have been finally assigned to 14 military and Marine reserve bases.

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Download Shepherds of the Sea: Destroyer Escorts in World War II by ROBERT F. CROSS PDF

By ROBERT F. CROSS

This compelling story of braveness, heroism, and terror is instructed within the phrases of ninety-one sailors and officials interviewed through the writer approximately their global struggle II provider aboard fifty-six destroyer escorts. They display many never-before-told information of lifestyles at sea in the course of wartime and, in addition to details present in secretly stored struggle diaries and formerly unpublished own pictures, upload very important dimensions to the reputable list. Unseasoned teenage recruits after they first went to sea, those sailors have been led via green collage boys extra acquainted with yachts than warships. Their ships have been untested vessels, designed by way of a guy with out formal education in send layout, and which many seen as a waste of cash. but, as move issues out, those males are credited with aiding flip the tide of the warfare within the Atlantic as they singlehandedly sank a few seventy U-boats and captured U-505, the single German submarine taken throughout the conflict and the 1st enemy vessel captured by means of americans at sea because the struggle of 1812. within the Pacific, the destroyer escorts fought in each significant conflict, side-by-side with Allied battleships and destroyers. yet this tale is not only approximately battles. it's also approximately American genius, exertions, honor and becoming up within the nice melancholy. the writer offers eyewitness information about the historical first step taken to finish racial discrimination within the army as African-Americans stepped aboard the destroyer escort USS Mason as full-fledged sailors for the 1st time and earned a army commendation of heroism within the conflict of the Atlantic awarded to the surviving crewmen fifty-one years later. Readers additionally know about an inventive invention while a sailor breaks his silence a couple of mystery weapon verified aboard his destroyer escort that rendered a brand new German radio-controlled drift bomb dead.

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Download The Principles of Naval Architecture Series: Vibration by William S. Vorus PDF

By William S. Vorus

Ideas of Naval structure sequence is the defining reference paintings and textual content for naval structure. This quantity offers the foundations underlying research of the vibration features of contemporary seagoing ships and the appliance of these rules in layout and challenge fixing. The classical non-stop beam version with regular country reaction to periodic excitation is gifted first. This comprises normal frequencies, mode shapes and modal growth. Discrete research is subsequent offered dependent upon finite aspect rules. Examples are mentioned related to research of the complete send and part elements, e.g., the deckhouse. There are sections on vibration surveys, sea trials, appropriate vibration criteria and standards. Concluding sections deal with equipment of remediation of vibration difficulties which are came across after the send is done, together with transformations to propeller layout, constitution and equipment.

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Download Aircraft Carriers: An Illustrated History of Their Impact by Paul E. Fontenoy PDF

By Paul E. Fontenoy

Plane vendors: An Illustrated historical past in their influence КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: ABC-CLIOСерия: guns and WarfareАвтор(ы): Paul FontenoyЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2006Количество страниц: 420ISBN: 1-85109-578-0Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 9.25 mb speedy Ifolder zero

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Download Secret Flotillas: Clandestine Sea Operations in the by Brook Richards PDF

By Brook Richards

Mystery Flotillas, quantity 2: Clandestine Sea Operations within the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Adriatic 1940-1944 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Frank CassАвтор(ы): Brooks RichardsЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 485ISBN: 0-203-64164-7Формат: e-bookРазмер: 11.5 mb RapidIfolder eighty five

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Download The Depths of Courage: American Submariners at War with by Flint Whitlock PDF

By Flint Whitlock

In global battle II, a selected few fought a silent conflict underneath the waves...These are their tales.

In the darkish days after Pearl Harbor, the small, ill-equipped arm of the army often called Submarine strength may stand among the shattered U.S. Pacific Fleet and the may perhaps of the japanese military. regrettably, the spirit and braveness of the Submarine strength is being forgotten because the veterans of that strength cross into background.

To safeguard their heroic stories of struggle underneath the ocean, seriously acclaimed writer and armed forces historian Flint Whitlock, in collaboration with adorned WWII submarine veteran Ron Smith, set out on a trip of greater than years to interview submariners and to list their tales sooner than the stories in their endeavors are misplaced perpetually. right here, these tales are chronicled in honor of these who gave their eager about their state.

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