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Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship
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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
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Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship: Yellow Sea 1904-05

Author: Robert Forczyk
Illustrators: Tony Bryan, Howard Gerrard Ian Palmer

About this book
The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signalled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major power on the world stage. Watched by the rest of the world's superpowers, this incredibly violent war was disastrous for the Russians who, despite their superior numbers, were defeated by the Japanese underdogs in a spectacular fashion.The key technical elements of firepower, protection, maneuverability and communications for each side are covered in detail and accompanied by first-hand accounts and specially commissioned artwork to explain and illustrate this historically significant duel.

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Design and development
  • Technical Specifications: Firepower (main and secondary batteries, fire control, ammunition), protection (armour belts, quality of steel, damage control), Maneuverability (speed, turning ability, sea keeping), communications (internal within ship, with other battleships)
  • The Combatants: The Japanese Battleship Crew (Composition, individual and crew training, morale, strengths
  • weaknesses and fleet doctrine), The Russian Battleship crew (same as above)
  • Combat
  • Aftermath
Paperback; February 2009; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781846033308

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