U-Boat Tactics in World War II, Elite no 183, Osprey Publishing
- Brand: Osprey (Elite)
- Product Code: D08080 
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At the start of the war, German U-boat technology vastly out performed that possessed by the Allies, and under the pressure of the war continual development helped keep pace with wartime needs and improvements in anti-submarine weaponry. But it was not just the technology that had to change. German U-boat tactics evolved over time. Used in a variety of roles, from coastal patrolling through to the combined actions of convey-hunting ʽwolf packsʼ, the tactics used by U-Boats were diverse. This book analyses how the U-boats dominated the seas thanks to their innovative and daring tactical deployment, and how the cracking of the Enigma code effectively hamstrung them, greatly reducing their impact, a problem that even their advanced tactics failed to solve.
Convoy Night Attacks
Surface Attacks with Deck Guns
Basic Rules for Interception of Enemy Merchant Ships
Wolf Pack attacks
U-Boats as Mother Ships
Special Weapons and Equipment
Defensive Equipment and Tactics
Author: Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by: Ian Palmer
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (2010)
Description: 64 pages, Paperback, 248 X 185 mm, 46 b/w photos, numerous colour diagrams.
Shipping weight: 340 gr.