NAVAL ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS AND GUNNERY

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NAVAL ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS AND GUNNERY
  • ISBN/SKU: 9781591146049
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Era: 20th Century
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Subject: Naval Technical History
  • Date Available: February 2014
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This book does for naval anti-aircraft (AA) defense what Friedman’s Naval Firepower did for surface gunnery—it makes a highly complex but historically crucial subject accessible to the layman. It traces the growing aerial threat from its inception in WWI and the response of each of the major navies down to the end of WWII, highlighting in particular the underestimated danger from dive-bombing. The work considers what effective AA fire-control required, and how well each navy’s systems actually worked, analyzing the weapons, how they were placed on ships, and how this reflected the tactical concepts of naval AA defense. All important guns, directors and electronics are represented in close-up photos and drawings, and lengthy appendices detail their technical data. It is, simply, another superb contribution to naval technical history by its leading expert.

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“This book provides a welcome history of the development if naval AA guns and gunnery, from WWI until after WWII.  The introductory chapters are particularly good—clear and well written.  They offer an excellent overview of the problems involved in shooing at airplanes from ships.  The reader then has a choice of reading all the national chapters or just those that interest him.”

- Coast Defense Journal

Norman Friedman is a consultant on global naval strategy, naval trends, and naval warfare. An internationally known military technology analyst and naval historian, he worked for a decade as an advisor to Secretaries of the Navy, and for another 10 years with a leading U.S. think tank. Dr. Friedman travels the world speaking to military and defense industry leaders, and appears frequently appears on television as a guest commentator. He has authored more than 30 books, and has since the 1980s contributed regular columns analyzing world naval developments for Proceedings magazine. His PhD in Physics was earned at Columbia University.

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