Destroyers an illustrated history of their impact

Автор: Eric W. Osborne

Издательство: ABC Clio

Серия: Weapons and warfare

Год: 2005

Формат: PDF (Read online)

Страниц: 410 - 87 Mb

Язык: English

The mid-1800s saw a dramatic change in naval warfare, first with the torpedo then with "torpedo destroyers"—ships designed to protect other vessels from this new threat. Since then, destroyers have become the staunch "bodyguards" of the world's navies, their capabilities continually enhanced to counter an increasing number of air-, land-, and sea-based threats.


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