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British Motor Gun Boat 1939-45


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Introduction 250 words Outlines the role of motor gun boats, and the way their importance increased as the war progressed Design & Development 4,500 words This major section covers pre-war development, British Power Boat designs, Fairmile designs, and MGB’s built by other companies, including lend-lease production. Construction & Operation 4,250 words This section covers details of construction, propulsion, armament, and outlines the way these vessels were manned and operated. MGB Specifications 1,200 words MGB Losses 600 words MGBs listed by Pennant Number 750 words Bibiography 250 words

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A detailed study of a versatile and widely-used craft, the Motor Gun Boat, which performed a myriad of duties, including protecting their own and attacking enemy coastal convoys, transporting spies and commandos to hostile shores, raiding ports and attacking larger warships.

About the Author

Angus Konstam is an acclaimed military and naval historian, and one of Osprey's most experienced and respected, with over 35 titles in print. These Osprey titles include British Battlecruisers 1939–45, British Motor Torpedo Boats 1939–45, and the forthcoming two volume study; British Battleships 1939–45, all of which form part of the New Vanguard list. Other titles include Spanish Armada 1588, Pirates, British Forts in the Age of Arthur and Piracy: The Complete History. He has also written over two dozen larger book for other publishers, his most recent being Sovereigns of the Seas: The quest to build the perfect Renaissance battleship (Wiley, 2008) Other titles include Salerno 1943, Blackbeard (Wiley, 2006), and the forthcoming titles The Battle of North Cape and There was a Soldier, a collection of first-hands accounts by Scottish servicemen. He makes regular television and radio appearances, and has held events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Angus is now a full-time writer and historian, as well as being a board member of the Society of Authors, and Publishing Scotland. He currently lives in Edinburgh.


"The more I see of Osprey's New Vanguard series of books the more I like them... The text of this book is so readable and the photos and artwork complement the text so well that I have no hesitation at all in recommending this volume to anyone interested." --Glen Porter, hyperscale.com

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