Naval Institute Guide to COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD, 15th Edition

Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems
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Binding:Hardback
Published:March 28, 2007
by Eric Wertheim (Author)

Internationally acknowledged as the best one-volume reference to the world's naval and paranaval forces, this popular Naval Institute guide is both comprehensive and affordable. Updated biennially since 1976, it has come to be relied on for all-inclusive, accurate, and up-to-date data on the ships, navies, coast guards, and naval aviation arms of more than 180 countries and territories. Large fleets and small maritime forces get equally thorough treatment as evidenced in this new edition, which highlights major and even minor developments that could have an impact on the world scene. A thorough indexing of material and a logical ship-typing system make the book easy to use and allow for quick comparisons between fleets.


The guide continues to present timely, authoritative information supported by more than four thousand illustrations from correspondents throughout the world. From giant aircraft carriers and ballistic missile submarines to tugboats and launches, the characteristics and capabilities of ships large and small are reliably recorded. Complete descriptions of naval aircraft, weapons, weapon systems, and sensors are also provided along with useful commentary on organization, personnel strengths, and bases.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Ship Design & Reference
  • Hardback : 1124 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (March 28, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 159114955X
  • ISBN-13: 9781591149552
  • Product Dimensions: 9 X 12 in
  • Shipping Weight: 129.6 oz
Praise
  • "There is absolutely nothing that compares with the Naval Institute's Combat Fleets of the World. Superbly comprehensive and authoritative, this volume provides accurate, up-to-date information. The researcher and military enthusiast will find the book absolutely essential and the price a bargain." — The Hook
  • "Essential for any library desirous of maintaining comprehensive naval and national security policy collections." — American Reference Books Annual

Eric Wertheim is a defense consultant, columnist, and author specializing in naval and maritime affairs. Frequently interviewed by the news media, he has served as a speechwriter for Pentagon officials and a consultant to private industry and the U.S. government. He has been a columnist for Proceedings magazine since 1994. He lives in the Washington D.C. area.

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5.00 Stars
www.Military.com
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
By: Tom Miller, Columnist
"If you're interested in naval affairs, the latest edition of this comprehensive guide to the world's fleets is an essential tool. It's not only "the nation's premier naval reference book" with detailed entries for more than 180 countries from Albania (with a 2000-strong force) to Zimbabwe (with a "fleet" of ten patrol boats) but at 1008 pages, 4067 photographs, and 133 line drawings, it also provides hours of informative browsing." To read more of this Military.com review: http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,133343,00.html
 
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By: Capt. Edward Lundquist, USN (Ret.)
It is amazing, this effort: "...THE TITANIC JOB REPRESENTED BY TAKING THE HELM OF A GARGANTUAN BOOK THAT PROFILES THE WORLD?S FLEETS IN EXHAUSTIVE DETAIL."
 

 
 

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