Schnellboot in Action, by David L. Krakow
Book published by Squadron Signal, 80 pages. Rectangular paperback - c.21cm by 27cm (N5494)
Brand New Book - but please note front cover curves gently upwards along right hand edge
Larger, faster and more powerful than Allied counterparts, the Schnellboot was perhaps the best motor torpedo boat of the Second World War. Unlike mass-produced Allied boats, Germany spared no expense in equipping the Schnellboot with the speed, protection, maneuverability and firepower to strike and survive in increasingly hostile seas. Operating under the cover of darkness and using cutting-edge technology, the Schnellboot remained a menace to the last days of the war, long after all other Kriegsmarine surface combatants had been neutralized....
This book is an informative and richly-illustrated technical history of these sleek, powerful vessels, from the first to the final variants. It includes detailed information on weapons, electronics, optics, engines, camouflage, and more, and this new edition has been enlarged, corrected and augmented with many new photos, in-depth captions, additional color profiles, and all-new, meticulously-detailed scale drawings.
The book is illustrated throughout with around 150 black and white photographs, as well as full-page plans for each of the major classes.