PRICE, Alfred Aggressors series, volume 4 WATANABE, Rikyu
Title: Patrol Aircraft vs. Submarine. First printing in dj.
Publisher:  Howell Press, Charlottesville VA, 1991, ISBN:094323137X
Seller ID: 100085
PRICE, Alfred. Patrol Aircraft vs. Submarine. Illustrations by Rikyu Watanabe. (Charlottesville, VA: Howell Press, . Pp (2),3-63,(1), of which four pages are folding. Illustrated. Double column. Folio, green paper covered boards with white lettering to front and spine. Volume 4 in the Aggressors series. "Two new weapons systems changed the face of maritime warfare in the twentieth century: submarines and aircraft. At first able to operate with impunity, submarines ruled the seas during the early years of world war II. They could travel great distances and avoid detection by disappearingbeneath the veil of the oceans waters. German U-boats in particular posed a serious threat to Allied shipping in the atlantic. To challenge these silent adversaries, Allied scientists and engineers worked feverishly to develop the capabilities of maritime patrol aircraft. These counter weapons possessed a large radius of operation, sophisticated detection and location devices, and advanced weaponry that enabled them to attack enemy submarines both above and below the water. Patrol Aircraft vs. Submarine describes in detail the Allied tactics used against U-boats and submarines in the Europeanand Pacific theatres. [...] reports on advances made in radar, deciphering equipment, and anti-submarine bombs and depth charges that gave patrol air craft the edge in combat. It recreates decisive battles, including the 1944clashes between 49 U-boats and 23 squadrons of patrol aircraft during the allied invasion of Normandy - the most concentrated conflict ever to take place between the two weapons." - from the dj. Very good in dust jacket. 30.00