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The US Navy's Fast Attack Submarines, Vol. 1: Los Angeles Class 688
This illustrated book covers the complete history of the United States Los Angeles class attack submarines from initial design and construction, through testing and trials, to its current operations. The nuclear-powered USS Los Angeles (SSN-688) class attack submarine represented the lead ship of the largest group of vessels constructed for the US Navy during the Cold War and was purposefully designed for anti-submarine operations against the Soviets. Sixty-two boats were built and launched between 1976 and 1996, and the class continues to serve in force to this day. The exclusive and extensive photographic coverage of the boat's interior is featured here for the first time. Details of the boats' armament include four 21" bow-mounted torpedo tubes supporting the Mk 48 ADCAP torpedo series; Tomahawk (BGM-109) cruise missile; and Harpoon (UGM-84) anti-ship missile capability. The author's unprecedented access allows the reader a first-time view of these submarines.
160 Pages; Hardcover
The US Navy's Fast-Attack Submarines, Vol. 2: Seawolf Class (SSN-21) and Virginia Class (SSN-774)
Successors to the US Navy's Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarines (presented in volume 1), the Seawolf- and Virginia-class SSNs are presented here from their initial design and construction, through testing and trials, to current operations. From its debut in 1997, the nuclear-powered Seawolf (SSN-21) represented the lead ship of the deadliest submarine ever to be constructed for the USN during the Cold War. With the end of the Cold War, the Seawolf-class SSNs were limited to the three that were under construction at the time, and the program was terminated. With only three in the class, the super-secret USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) is virtually off-limits to any and all photography. The author's unprecedented access onboard a Seawolf-class SSN-the USS Connecticut (SSN-22)-is a first for the Navy and provides exclusive coverage found only in this book. In place of the Seawolf class, the Virginia-class attack submarine is an advanced stealth, multi-mission nuclear-powered submarine for deep-ocean antisubmarine warfare and littoral (shallow water) operations.
175 Pages; Hardcover
Over the last thirty-five years, Jim Goodall has authored more than two dozen books and articles on military aircraft, naval ships, and submarines, with a focus on low observables, or, as known today, stealth.
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