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The Deadly Fuze: the Secret Weapon of World War II

Baldwin, Ralph Belknap

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ISBN 10: 0891410872 / ISBN 13: 9780891410874
Editore: Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA, 1980
Condizione: Very Good Rilegato
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Xxxii, 332 pages, illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. From the DJ: "No single weapon can be credited with winning a war, but some secret weapons have come close. In World War II, for the first time in history, the outcome was affected by weapons unknown at the time hostilities began. The proximity fuze has not had the kind of fanfare given to the atomic bomb, but it was used with deadly effectiveness during the war, particularly in the air defence of Britain. It played a critical role in protecting the U. S. Fleet from Japanese air attack in the Pacific. Incredibly, at the war's end, the military leaders of German and Japan were still unaware of its existence and, in fact, considered such a development impractical." ; 8.90 X 6.20 X 1.10 inches; 332 pages. Codice inventario libreria 37730

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Titolo: The Deadly Fuze: the Secret Weapon of World ...

Casa editrice: Presidio Press, San Rafael, CA

Data di pubblicazione: 1980

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:Very Good

Condizione sovraccoperta: Good

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This book is a technical history of the fuze device used by the United State military during World War II, which enabled bombs to explode when targets such as planes were near, enhancing accuracy. Developed in secret, the device was used against the Japanese and German forces, both of which were not aware of the technology. This work includes a look at its technology, the secrecy surrounding the project.

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