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    How Carriers Fought by Lars Callender

    Focusing on the big Pacific carrier battles of WW2, the author wanted to find out how they were fought, why particular methods and strategies were used, and whether the parties (particularly the USN) could have done better. He couldn't find a book that told him those things, so set about writing...
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    Destroyer Shimakaze by Mariusz Motyka

    The Japanese destroyer Shimakaze (operational Spring 1943 - November 1944) was a one-off development of the Kaguro class, but longer, with a heavier torpedo armament and higher speed (nearly 41 knots), achieved through boiler power roughly equivalent to a British cruiser. Indeed her armament...
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    Cruiser Maya by Waldemar Gorialski and Dariusz Miszczak

    The last of the last class of IJN cruisers, the heavy cruiser Maya was twice modernised for an AA role in 1944 - and is shown here in her final configuration. There is an excellent analysis of the effectiveness (and otherwise) of these improvements. The 700 crew listed in Jane's seems to have...
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    The Japanese Navy in WW2, David C Evans (ed.)

    This is a reprint of the 1989 second edition, with seven additional articles, of a 1969 work presenting in translation twelve post-war essays by senior IJN officers covering the Pacific War at sea as seen through Japanese eyes. While twelve of the items record participants' experiences of...

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