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  • The War at Sea Volume III Part II The Offensiveby Stephen Wentworth Roskill

    232 Celsius 2013; US$ 7.00

    The final volume of the definitive history of the naval battles in World War 2 more...

  • Aichi 99 Kanbaku 'Val' Unitsby Osamu Tagaya; Jim Laurier

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Aichi Type 99 Carrier Bomber (D3A) - code named 'Val' by Allied intelligence - was the mainstay of the Imperial Japanese Navy's carrier dive-bomber force from 1941 to 1943. It sank more Allied warship tonnage than any other Axis aircraft during World War 2. While the Val's participation in the major carrier battles has been widely covered in other... more...

  • Roninby Craig Woodfield; Jose Daniel Cabrera Pe-a

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Set in an age of feuding samurai, wandering swordsmen and fearless warrior monks, Ronin is a skirmish wargame that captures the flavour and excitement of such Akira Kurosawa films as Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Whether they prefer the loyal samurai retainers of a feudal lord or a horde of desperate bandits, players choose from one of several factions... more...

  • The Samurai Invasion of Korea 1592-98by Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Stephen Turnbull, a renowned expert on the history of Japan, examines the samurai invasion of Korea, the first step in an ambitious Japanese plan to conquer China. Examining the various stages of the war, from the pitched battles of the early war years, to the great naval encounters, the dramatic sieges and the bitter trench warfare that characterized... more...

  • Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941-45by Gordon L Rottman

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The prolonged and bloody fighting for control of the Japanese occupied Pacific islands in World War II is a key point in 20th-century warfare. No two islands were alike in the systems and nature of their defensive emplacements, and local improvization and command preferences affected both materials used and defensive models. This book details the... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1)by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    This volume details the history, weapons and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built before the war. This includes the famous Fubuki class (called ''Special Type'' by the Japanese) which were, when completed in the late 1920s, the most powerful class of destroyers in the world. This design forced all other major navies to follow suite and provided... more...

  • Ki-43 'Oscar' Aces of World War 2by Hiroshi Ichimura

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    Dubbed the 'Oscar' by the Allies, the Ki-43 Hayabusa Peregrine was the most prolific Japanese fighter of World War 2. Designed for manoeuverability and speed, the low-wing model meant that firepower and safety had to be sacrificed, with only two machine guns per plane. Despite this, more Japanese pilots achieved Ace status flying the Hayabusa than... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Imperial Japanese Navy went to war with 17 light cruisers and another three cruiser-sized training ships. Of these, most were 5,500-ton ships designed to act as destroyer squadron flagships. This made them much different in capabilities and mission from their American counterparts. During the war, the Japanese built another five light cruisers,... more...

  • Osaka 1615by Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    In 1614-15 Osaka Castle was Japan's greatest fortification, measuring approximately 2 miles in length with walls 100 feet high. It was guarded by 100,000 samurai, determined to defend the last of the once-powerful Toyotomi clan. The castle was seemingly impenetrable; however, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the ruling dynasty, was determined to destroy... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Aircraft Carriers 1921-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first built-from-the-keel-up carrier, the Hosho. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, it experimented with its carriers, perfecting their design and construction. As a result, by the time Japan entered World War II and attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor... more...