Originally published by the U.S. Navy in 1946, "The Fleet Type Submarine" uses the USS Perch SS313 to explain operating principles, technologies, and systems. It contains numerous diagrams and photos and offers definitions of components and terminology. It provides descriptions of various systems such as ballast tanks, trim, ventilation and steering. It also contains a brief history of the submarine and a discussion of patrol routines. This is the most complete technical guide to the boats that won WWII in the Pacific. Nothing close to it was ever assembled before, or since. Periscopefilm.com’s affordable reprint comes in a soft bound edition with attractive covers. Although some of the book has been reformatted, and color images are reproduced in black and white, all of the original content is preserved. (A color supplement is also available). This is a must-have for anyone interested in submarines and an important reference for any historian, docent, or modeler.
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By Edward Beach
Mar 21, 2006
"A Classic WWII Submarine Book !!" Here's a book which was originally classified by the U.S. Government, and when you read it you can see why. It tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the WWII fleet submarines, the ones which beat the pulp out of the Japanese. It's a veritable encyclopedia of information about submarine systems, and includes an absolute TON of illustrations and photos. Major chapters are: Development of the Submarine, Definitions and Phraseology, Compartmentation, Tank Arrangements, Buoyancy and Stability, Engineering Plant, Ventilation System, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning System, Water System, Trim and Drain Systems, Air Systems, Main Hydraulic System, Steering System, Bow and Stern Planes System, Ancho Handling Gear and Capstans, Fuel and Lubricating Oil Systems, General Surface Operations, General Diving Operations, Compensation, Patrol Routine, and Submarine Training Devices. Wow, that's a lot of stuff! This book cleared up a great... More > many "mysteries" I've encountered reading submarine fiction from "Run Silent, Run Deep" to "The Hunt for Red October." If you're a submarine fan and you don't have this on your bookshelf, well you should.< Less
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