German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45 (New Vanguard)

German Heavy Cruisers 1939-45 (New Vanguard)


the improvement of this glorious and winning type of warship simply turned attainable after the Anglo-German naval contract of 1935 eased regulations at the varieties of send Germany might construct; even then basically 5 of the category have been accredited: the Admiral Hipper, the Blücher, the Prinz Eugen, the Seydlitz and the Lützow. those Cruisers have been designed for Atlantic operations and had 8 eight inch weapons, 12 10.5 cm heavy anti-aircraft weapons and 17 smaller calibre anti airplane weapons in addition to twelve torpedo tubes and their very own praise of as much as six airplane. This identify covers the layout, improvement and operational heritage of the Heavy Cruisers of the Admiral Hipper category.

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