Secret Projects of the Kriegsmarine

Unseen Designs of Nazi Germany's Navy

  • Subject: Spring 2022 Catalog | World War II
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  • Illustrations:
    97 b/w illustrations
  • Published:
    April 15, 2022
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  • Product Dimensions:
    6.7 × 9.7 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    23 oz
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The Secret Projects of the German Kriegsmarine in World War II gives a comprehensive overview of advanced German naval building, and excitingly includes previously unseen, secret projects. The designs covered by the title are wide-ranging, from U-boats and hydrofoils, to submarines, explosive motorboats and even aircraft carriers.

Not simply presenting information on functioning prototypes, this book highlights a number of theoretical projects for hydrofoils, landing craft and heavy surface units, among many others, including technical examinations of the ‘Z-Plan’ Kriegsmarine build up and the ill-fated Graf Zeppelin, which was abandoned halfway through the war.

It also features little-studied designs, like tracked amphibious vehicles equipped with breathing gear, as well as the Luftwaffe-designed Siebel ferries that saw considerable service on the Eastern front. All the information is extremely well-illustrated, being accompanied by detailed drawings, action-packed photographs and artist’s impressions of the different crafts.