In World War II submarines had proved serious and dangerous weapons. However, the conventional diesel drive limited their scope and the length of possible dives. They were also extremely vulnerable during the necessary fresh air supply for the motors by snorkeling. When the United States in 1955 with the nuclear-powered "Nautilus" heralded the atomic submarine-age, all these drawbacks were gone with a blow and the large fleets had to follow.
112 pages, 205 x 140 mm, 44 w illustrations, 95 color illustrations