Secret Projects of the Kriegsmarine: Unseen Designs of Nazi Germany's Navy (Hardcover)

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The Secret Projects of the German Kriegsmarine in World War II gives a comprehensive overview of advanced German naval building, and excitingly includes previously unseen, secret projects. The designs covered by the title are wide-ranging, from U-boats and hydrofoils, to submarines, explosive motorboats and even aircraft carriers.

Not simply presenting information on functioning prototypes, this book highlights a number of theoretical projects for hydrofoils, landing craft and heavy surface units, among many others, includingtechnical examinations of the 'Z-Plan' Kreigsmarine build up and the ill-fated Graf Zeppelin, which was abandoned halfway through the war.

It also features little-studied designs, like tracked amphibious vehicles equipped with breathing gear, as well as the Luftwaffe-designed Siebel ferries that saw considerable service on the Eastern front. All the information is extremely well-illustrated, being accompanied by detailed drawings, action-packed photographs and artist's impressions of the different crafts.

About the Author


Lawrence Paterson has written several books on various aspects of the U-boat war, including U-Boat War Patrol, Weapons of Desperation, Donitz's Last Gamble, Hitler's Grey Wolves and a new biography of Otto Kretschmer. He lives in Taranto, Italy and is drummer in a heavy metal band.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781784386870
ISBN-10: 1784386871
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English