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IJN Destroyers 1919–45, Pt. 2
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 04:05 PM UTC
This is the second history volume of Japanese destroyers of WWII. It covers the history and some weapons of the Japanese destroyers built just before and during the war, including the famous Kagero and Yugumo classes. The success (or lack of) of these designs are presented and are compared to comparable Allied destroyer designs. All major navies designed successive destroyers to counter these revolutionary powerful destroyers, which were, when completed just before WWII, the most powerful class of destroyers in the world.

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Utah, United States
Joined: December 14, 2007
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 01:23 AM UTC
Fred, thanks for the review. I read through in a day (thanks to you) and was really surprised at the small numbers built. It was also interesting to see how they were used, especially those that were wasted in the suicide missions. I liked the color profiles, too.