Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2)
Asashio to Tachibana Classes
|Series title:||New Vanguard Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
| Imprint:||Osprey Publishing|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $17.95|
| Book Description: |
During the Pacific War, at Java Sea, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, throughout the Solomons, Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa campaigns, destroyers were the backbone of every fleet.
Arguably the most successful component of the Imperial Japanese Fleet was its destroyer force. These ships were generally larger than their Allied counterparts and were better armed in most cases. Armed with a large, long-range torpedo (eventually called Long Lance by the Allies),...