Synopses & Reviews
Since the first edition of this book, published in 1996, there have been major changes to the world s navies. A new generation of warships is entering service, replacing the fleets built up during the Cold War. Jane s Warship Recognition Guide provides technical specifications from Jane s Fighting Ships (published since 1898 and the acknowledged world leader in naval reference). The new format also allows for additional warships and information to be featured. Foreword About this book Composite Warship Types of Warship masts Composite Submarine Aircraft Carriers Cruisers Destroyers Frigates Corvettes Patrol Forces Amphibious Forces Mine Warfare Forces Submarines NATO Stanag designations used in this book Glossary Index
The essential guide to all the world's fighting ships.
How to identify a worldwide range of warship types.
- Photographs, now largely in color
- Recognition features
- Technical data
- Detailed line diagrams
- Weapons systems and radars
- Easier to use format
A revised and fully-updated third edition of this comprehensive guide to warships. Since the first edition of this book, published in 1996, there have been major changes to the world's navies.
About the Author
Robert Hutchinson was the Defense Correspondence of the Press Association, the UK national news agency, from 1977 to 1983, before joining Jane's as one of the founding team that launched the world renowned Jane's Defense Weekly in 1984. Three years later he became Publishing Director of Jane's Information Group, responsible for the company's magazines, yearbooks, subscription products and electronic data. After leaving in 1997, he compiled and edited the second edition of Jane's Warship Recognition Handbook, and now undertakes training of journalists and writers internationally as well as continuing to report on defence and security news issues in print and on radio.