Boek cover US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944-45 van Mark Stille

US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944-45

Pacific Theater 1944-45

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uitgever Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Afmetingen Afmeting: 24,8 x 18,4 x 0,8 cm
Aantal paginas 80 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Mark Stille
Illustrator Jim Laurier
Co-illustrator Gareth Hector
Uitgever Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 258 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 184 mm
Verpakking hoogte 248 mm
Verpakking lengte 248 mm


The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution they arrived at was simple - crash their aircraft into American ships. This notion of self-sacrifice fit well within the Japanese warrior psyche and proved terrifying to the American sailors subjected to it. These tactics brought immediate results, and proved effective until the end of the war. This book examines this terrifying new way of waging war, revealing how the US Navy was forced to adapt its tactics and deploy new weapons to counter the threat posed by kamikaze attacks, as well as assessing whether the damage caused to American naval strength by the loss of so many pilots and aircraft actually had a material impact.

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