Author: Norman Polmar
Cold War Submarines: The Design and Construction of U.S. and Soviet Submarines 1945-2001
Potomac Books Inc.
Format: PDF (e-book)
Size: 16 Mb
Analyzes the development of U.S. and Soviet submarines during the Cold War - Uses materials obtained from the former Soviet submarine design bureaus - Includes numerous photographs and drawings, many never before published, illustrating U.S. and Soviet submarine designs Submarines had a vital, if often unheralded, role in the superpower navies during the Cold War. Their crews carried out intelligence-collection operations, sought out and stood ready to destroy opposing submarines, and, from the early 1960s, threatened missile attacks on their adversary's homeland, providing in many respects the most survivable nuclear deterrent of the Cold War.