British Guided Missile Destroyers: County-class, Type 82, Type 42 And Type 45 (New Vanguard)
British Guided Missile Destroyers: County-class, Type 82, Type 42 and Type 45 (New Vanguard)
In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare. This book examines the technology and combat performance of Britain's guided missile destroyers over half a century.
Uniquely among modern destroyers, three of these classes have been tested in battle against the aircraft and missiles of another modern navy--in the Falklands War--and were also deployed during the Gulf War. Written by an expert on British naval technology, this book assess the changing technology of the Royal Navy's destroyers, including an examination of the Royal Navy's newest and most capable warship, the Type 45.
"As a retired US Naval Officer I had the privilege of visiting and serving in Royal Navy ships including the later Type 42 destroyers. This book is a good overview of the systems and ships and a superb addition to the body of knowledge on the modern Royal Navy. This book is well worth adding to your library." - IPMS
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