Torpedo: The Complete History Of The World’S Most Revolutionary Naval Weapon

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The torpedo was the greatest single game-changer in the history of naval warfare. For the first time it allowed a small, cheap torpedo-firing vessel--and by extension a small, minor navy--to threaten the largest and most powerful warships afloat. The traditional concept of seapower, based on huge fleets of expensive capital ships, required radical rethinking because of this important naval weapon....

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Naval Institute Press; First Edition edition (August 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1591141931
ISBN-13: 978-1591141938
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1 x 10.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1497272
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The only other superbly accomplished reference on the naval torpedo you'll ever need! This is a masterful book, most engaging, extremely well researched and definitively produced! I found myself caught up in it such that it literally WAS hard to put ...

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is a broadranging international history of the weapon, tracing not only its origins and technical progress down to the present day, but also its massive impact on all subsequent naval wars.Torpedo contains much new technical information that has come to light over the past thirty years and covers all of the improved capabilities of the weapon. Heavily illustrated with photos and technical drawings this is a book no enthusiast or historian can afford to miss.