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Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 (2) КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 (2) (New leading edge 55)ByGordon Williamson, Ian PalmerPublisher:Os Publishing2002 48PagesISBN: 1841763640PDF23 MBThis name follows on from quantity I and charts the ongoing improvement of the U-boat in German carrier. This contains the advance of the sort IX as an extended diversity 'cruiser' meant for solo operations in far-off waters. additionally coated is the innovative style XXI, conceived of in 1942 and introduced in April 1944, the 1st actual submarine instead of submersible, whose arrival was once simply too past due to steer the conflict. different vessels integrated are the kind XXIII, small and armed with purely torpedoes yet technically hugely complex, and the sort X minelayers. those have been hardly utilized in their meant position and have been extra usually used as provide boats. in regards to the AuthorGordon Williamson used to be born in 1957 and at the moment works for the Scottish Land check in. He spent seven years with the army Police TA and has released a few books and articles at the of the 3rd Reich and their winners. he's writer of a few global struggle II titles for Osprey. Ian Palmer is a hugely skilled electronic artist. A graduate in 3D layout, he has supplied illustrations for lots of courses, from modelling James Bond's Aston Martin to recreating lunar landings. He lives and works in London together with his spouse and 3 cats. sharingmatrix zero

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The boat shows considerable wear and tear from her sortie into the storm-wracked waters of the mid-Atlantic. C: TYPE XXI AND XXIII U-BOATS This plate shows the most advanced U-boats developed and put into use by the Kriegsmarine during the Second World War. At top (1) is the superb Type XXI. Unlike most older boats whose maximum speed under water was only half, or even less, of their surfaced speed, the Type XXI could move faster under water than many ships on the surface. The type was designed with streamlining in mind, to reduce underwater drag as far as possible.

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UIT21 and UIT22 were in port in Bordeaux when the Italians surrendered. UIT21 was never used operationally and UIT22 was sunk in an RAF bombing raid on tl1e port. UIT23, UIT24 and UIT25 were all operating in Far Eastern waters. All were seized by the Japanese in Singapore harbour and handed over to German crews. UIT23 was sunk by Allied aircraft whilst making her way back to Europe. UIT24 and UIT25 remained in German hands in the Far East until mey too surrendered, at which point they were seized back by tl1e Japanese.

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