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OTH-599 Super-dreadnoughts of Churchill. The Queen Elizabeth-class battleships hardcover book

Other Publishers OTH-599 Super-dreadnoughts of Churchill. The Queen Elizabeth-class battleships hardcover book
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OTH-599 Super-dreadnoughts of Churchill. The Queen Elizabeth-class battleships hardcover book

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Hardcover book. Collector's edition with higher quality coated paper. Text in Russian. EKSMO Publ. 112 pages, format 205 x 260 mm, lots of photos and pictures.
These superbattleships revolutionized the concept of war at the see, like so called "the revolution of Dreadnought" did once. These Super-dreadnoughts took part in both of World wars. On the orders of the First Lord of the Admiralty W. Churchill battleships of "Queen Elizabeth" class got the newest 15-inch (381 mm) superguns with unsurpassed ballistic performance, 885-kg shell and a range of over 20 miles, and the first on the battleships oil boilers, allowing to achieve a record speed of 24 knots (Admiralty feared dependence on fuel supplies from the Middle East, but Churchill insisted on buying shares of the Persian oil companies).
For all these records designers had to pay a price - these ships had relatively poor armor, and "Gods of war" did not spare the battleships of the "Queen Elizabeth" class, beating them mercilessly.
Head of ship series, named after "the virgin Queen" Elizabeth I, in December 1941 together with its sistership "Valiant" was badly damaged by Italian combat divers in Alexandria. Battleship "Warspite" was struck by the German gliding bomb during the landing at Salerno, and after repair it was again put out of action, damaged by a mine. The battleship "Malaya" suffered most of all during the battle of Jutland, after receiving seven hits of 305-mm shells.
But the most unlucky was the battleship "Barham" which was first torpedoed by German submarine U-30, then damaged by dive-bombers, and in November 1941 sunk by submarine U-331, hitted by three torpedoes.
In this book you will find comprehensive information about all five battleships of the "Queen Elizabeth" class about their establishment, service and combat use. Collector's edition illustrated by hundreds of exclusive drawings and photographs.