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Naval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery
: Naval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery
: Norman Friedman
: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1591146046
: 2014
: 399
: 32,5

This book does for naval anti-aircraft defence what the author's Naval Firepower did for surface gunnery - it makes a highly complex but historically crucial subject accessible to the layman. It chronicles the growing aerial threat from its inception in the First World War and the response of each of the major navies down to the end of the Second, highlighting in particular the widely underestimated danger from dive-bombing. Central to this discussion is an analysis of what effective AA fire-control required, and how well each navy's systems actually worked. It also takes in the weapons themselves, how they were placed on ships, and how this reflected the tactical concepts of naval AA defence.

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