48 pages (Paperback)
This volume will detail the history, weapons and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built before the war. This includes the famous Fubuki class (called “Special Type” by the Japanese), which were, when completed in the late 1920’s. This design forced all other major navies to follow suite and provided the basic design for the next many classes of Imperial Navy destroyers. All of these ships had a rich history as they fought from the first battles of the Pacific War up until the very end when several accompanied the superbattleship Yamato on her death sortie.