It is surely both the best of times and worst of times for the modern Royal Navy.
The UK’s maritime defence force is grappling with the twin challenges of bringing the largest and most sophisticated warships it has ever built into service while coping with the strain of expanding global missions for its existing combat fleet.
In the eighth edition of the highly popular WARSHIPS International Fleet Review Guide to the Royal Navy the big issues confronting today’s British navy are weighed up. These include the advent of the gigantic new Queen Elizabeth Class super-carriers, along with the latest developments in future fighting ships, submarines and weaponry.
The various components of what remains one of the world’s foremost navies will be assessed, along with ship type profiles, naval aviation, amphibious warfare forces and much more, including aspects of naval heritage and other noteworthy developments.
Our usual top team of writers provides commentaries and analysis, with stunning imagery from talented photographers. It all combines to maintain the high standards of previous editions.
64 pages with colour and black & white pictures, softback.