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US nuclear submarines : the fast attack

Author: Jim Christley
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York : Osprey Pub., ©2007.
Series: New vanguard, 138.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The advent of nuclear power transformed the submarine from a slow underwater vessel, incapable of staying submerged for long periods, into a weapon of stealth and endurance. This title takes a look  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Christley
ISBN: 9781846031687 1846031680
OCLC Number: 141383046
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: THE PROPULSION PROBLEM --
EVOLUTION --
NAUTILUS TO VIRGINIA: Going nuclear ; Nautilus Class ; Skate Class; Skipjack Class ; Thresher and Permit classes ; Sturgeon Class ; Los Angeles Class ; Seawolf Class ; Virginia Class--
FAST ATTACK SUBMARINE SENSORS: Sonar ; Electronic surveillance ; Radar ; Navigation ; Communications ; Periscopes --
THE FIRE-CONTROL SYSTEM AND WEAPONS --
HISTORY AND OPERATIONAL USE: What did fast attacks do? ; Rescue operations ; Where did they all go?
Series Title: New vanguard, 138.
Responsibility: Jim Christley ; illustrated by Tony Bryan.
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Blind Man's Bluff and The Hunt for Red October immediatlely come into mind when fast attack nuclear submarine's are mentioned, and this new addition offers the reader a 'fresh focus' on the design Read more...

 
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