Tamiya Models Fletcher Class Destroyer
Tamiya Models Fletcher Class
The Fletcher Class was a built by the United States during World War II and went on to serve not only during that war, but in Korea and Vietnam as well. The Fletchers, capable of 38 knots, were armed with five 5" guns and 10 21" torpedos. A total of 175 Fletchers were built during World War II.
- Brand: Tamiya Models
- ASIN: B00061HIPS
- UPC: 797681837888
Shipcraft 8 - Fletcher Class Destroyers
Shipcraft 8 - Fletcher Class
The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modeling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, scale plans and relevant websites. The subject of this volume is the Fletcher class, often considered the most successful of all American destroyers. Built to the first design that was freed from treaty restrictions, they came into service near the beginning of the Pacific War and fought with distinction through all the most ferocious of the campaigns against Japan. They were constructed in large numbers, with a number of variations, and their popularity is reflected by...
- Brand: CWPS8
- ASIN: 1844156974
WWII Fletcher Class Destroyer
Fletcher Class Destroyers
Warship Pictorial 45 - Square Bridge Fletchers
Warship Pictorial 45 - Square Bridge
Pictorial format softbound book, 72 pages, 5 color images, 126 B & W images about the "Square Bridge" variation of the US Navy Fletcher class destroyers from the Second World War period. This book covers the warships in detail with historic photography, showing all aspects of the different variants from each of the builders, as well as the changes made to the type during their service during the war. As with all "Warship Pictorial" series books, this is yet one more that offers the best photographic coverage of the stated topic. This is also a companion to the earlier "Round Bridge Fletcher" title in the WP series books, No. 42.
- ASIN: 0996919910
Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II's Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron
Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships
An epic narrative of World War II naval action that brings to life the sailors and exploits of the war's most decorated destroyer squadronWhen Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21) to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war.But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring resume; it was the people serving aboard them. Sailors, not metallic superstructures and hulls, had won the battles and become the stuff of legend. Men like Commander Donald MacDonald, skipper of the USS O'Bannon, who became the most decorated naval officer of the Pacific war; Lieutenant Hugh Barr Miller, who survived his ship's sinking and waged a one-man battle against the enemy while stranded on a Japanese-occupied island; and Doctor Dow "Doc" Ransom, the beloved physician of the USS La Vallette, who combined a mixture of humor and medical expertise to treat his patients at sea, epitomize the sacrifices made by all the men and women of World War II.Through diaries, personal interviews with survivors, and letters written to and by the crews during the war, preeminent historian of the Pacific theater John Wukovits brings to life the human story of the squadron an...
- ASIN: B06XC534FK
Fletcher Class Destroyers
The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, using scale plans to highlight differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers, then moves to an extensive photographic survey of either a high-quality model or a surviving example of the ship. Hints on building the model, and on modifying and improving the basic kit, are followed by a section on paint schemes and camouflage, featuring numerous colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings. The strengths and weaknesses of available kits of the ships are reviewed, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. The subject of this volume is the Fletcher class, often considered the most successful of all American destroyers. Built to the first design that was freed from treaty restrictions, they came into service near the beginning of the Pacific War and fought with distinction through all the most ferocious of the campaigns against Japan. They were constructed in large numbers, with a number of variations, and their popularity is reflected by the wide range ...
- ASIN: B00MJK2YP8
Fletcher DDs (US Destroyers) in action - Warships No. 8
Fletcher DDs (US Destroyers) in action - Warships
"The USS Nicholas (DD-449) was commissioned on 4 June 1942, a significant event for the US Navy. It marked the service entry of the first of 175 Fletcher Class destroyers. These destroyers represented a landmark design that would serve with distinction through WWII. INCLUDES: ""Fletcher DDs In Action
- Brand: Brand: Squadron/Signal Publications
- ASIN: 0897473361
Tamiya Models USS Missouri BB-63 Circa 1991 Model Kit
Tamiya Models USS Missouri BB-63 Circa 1991 Model
The US Navy's 3rd Iowa class battleship as refit for Gulf War service in 1991. Updated kit has new tool features (including bridge area, Tomahawk launcher deck, aft bridge deck, funnel, aft funnel mast, radar dome, No.1 turret ventilator, Mk.37 gun director, deck ventilator and RQ-2 Pioneer), single-piece full hull, detailed deck surfaces (with engraved plank texture as applicable), fully rendered superstructure, fine deck fittings, updated weapons suite (including Harpoon and Tomahawk missile launchers, Phalanx CIWS, SRBOC rocket launchers), filigree mast lattice, SH-60B helicopters (choice of extended or stowed rotors), ship's boats, display stand with nameplates, metal propeller shafts, stainless steel wire (to rig Dicone-Cage antennae), photo-etch parts (including helicopter deck fences, water tight doors, SPS10 radar, SPS49 radar) and reference booklet (ship's historical background). Completed model is approximately 30.5" long.
- Brand: Tamiya Models
- ASIN: B0099FMFU0
- UPC: 689358592445
U.S. United States Historical Society U.S. Navy WWII Fletcher Class Destroyer Battleship Pewter Battleship Ship Figurine Model
U.S. United States Historical Society U.S. Navy WWII
FLETCHER BATTLESHIP: Navy Ships of World War II Fletcher Class Destroyer A scale model of the first destroyer-type of World War II Created for the United States Navy Memorial foundation in Washington D.C. and authorized by the United States Historical Society. Each SCALE MODEL is crafted and cast in the finest pewter with great attention to historical accuracy. Actual size is 5 3/4". This item is new and comes in a beautiful navy blue display box.
- Color: gray, silver
- Brand: United States Historical Society
- ASIN: B0036BG7AM
Tin Cans and Greyhounds: The Destroyers that Won Two World Wars
Tin Cans and Greyhounds: The Destroyers that Won
For men on destroyer-class warships during World War I and World War II, battles were waged “against overwhelming odds from which survival could not be expected.” Those were the words Lieutenant Commander Robert Copeland calmly told his crew as their tiny, unarmored destroyer escort rushed toward giant, armored Japanese battleships at the Battle off Samar on October 25, 1944. This action-packed narrative history of destroyer-class ships brings readers inside the half-inch-thick hulls to meet the men who fired the ships' guns, torpedoes, hedgehogs, and depth charges. Nicknamed "tin cans" or "greyhounds," destroyers were fast escort and attack ships that proved indispensable to America's military victories. Beginning with destroyers' first incarnation as torpedo boats in 1874 and ending with World War II, author Clint Johnson shares the riveting stories of the Destroyer Men who fought from inside a "tin can"—risking death by cannons, bombs, torpedoes, fire, and drowning. The British invented destroyers, the Japanese improved them, and the Germans failed miserably with them. It was the Americans who perfected destroyers as the best fighting ship in two world wars. Tin Cans & Greyhounds compares the designs of these countries with focus on the old, modified World War I dest...
- ASIN: 1621576477
USS Cassin Young: Fletcher Class Destroyer DD793
USS Cassin Young: Fletcher Class Destroyer
Captain Cassin Young served with distinction in the US Navy until his death in the battle of Guadalcanal in January 1942. His fine example of courage and sacrifice was immortalized in December 1943 when the Fletcher Class destroyer USS Cassin Young was commissioned into service. Using a host of first-hand sources and previously unpublished interviews, this book illustrates vividly what it was like for the young crew and officers to serve aboard the Cassin Young, a 'tin can' destroyer, in some of the most intense naval battles of the Second World War. As well as heart-stopping action, it describes the boredom, the pranks, the discipline, the diet, the dangers, fears and deaths - and, above all, the unsettling dread of kamikaze attack. These were young men, some of them teenagers, eager to fight for their country; their combined experiences are amusing, harrowing, and poignant, but what endures most is their noble sense of brotherhood. The USS Cassin Young went on to serve in the Korean War and finally entered preservation at the Charlestown Naval Yard in Boston. It stands as a monument to the memory of many brave young men who were willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of their country. This book humbly joins in honoring them.
- ASIN: 1625450087
Tamiya Models Carrier USS Enterprise CVN-65 Model Kit
Tamiya Models Carrier USS Enterprise CVN-65 Model
Large deck includes landing signal lights, angled deck center line, landing area runway marking and many more features. Side and ammunition elevators. Nylon line for elevator purposes, Unassembled mobile crane, Antenna wire to make model more realistic, Attaching cutters. Several different airplanes and jets, Detailed pictorial instructions, which include an in-depth history of the battleship.
- Brand: Tamiya Models
- ASIN: B00061HIOE
- UPC: 792491440778
The Original Tomcat: A Fletcher Destroyer Goes to War
The Original Tomcat: A Fletcher Destroyer Goes to
At long last The Original Tomcat has found an everlasting home. Never again will the book be out of print and unavailable to those seeking it. In this respect, Xlibris is superior to traditional publishers. At Xlibris, a book with small or modest sales is not allowed to languish and die. From now on, The Original Tomcat can be purchased from Xlibris.com, Amazon.com or other Internet book services. And for those who are not PC savvy, the book can be ordered at brick-and-mortar bookstores such as Borders or Barnes & Noble. Just ask for The Original Tomcat by Jackson Sellers, and decide whether you want it in dust-jacketed hardback or quality paperback.The worlds most famous class of destroyers, the Fletchers, joined the American fleet during World War II. There were 175 of these little gray workhorses, all heavily armed against threats from sea, land and air. No admiral ever had enough of them. Most fought in the Pacific War against Japan, serving anonymously alongside well-known aircraft carriers and battleships. Dozens of Fletchers ran with the big boys in mighty Fast Carrier Task Force 38/58 under Admirals Halsey, Spruance, Mitscher and McCain. The USS Colahan (DD-658) steamed this perilous but triumphant journey to Tokyo Bay, surviving when others didnt.This is the fifth and fi...
- ASIN: B0794DXJLM
Home Comforts Laminated Poster The U.S. Navy Fletcher-Class Destroyer USS Radford (DD-446) Off Korea. Vivid Imagery Poster Print 24 x 36
Home Comforts Laminated Poster The U.S. Navy Fletcher-Class
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- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Home Comforts
- ASIN: B07S41Z641