Combat Fleets Briefings

I bought my first hardcover edition of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Guide to Combat Fleets of the World, a sort of upgraded Jane’s Fighting Ships, in 1995, and I still often flip through it. Of course, they long ago went digital and, many don’t know, but USNI also runs a regular online Combat Fleets column where they cover some of the most interesting (and terrifying) warships afloat.

In the past few weeks, they have also started releasing short yet still in-depth videos on select classes including the massive People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 055 Renhai-class guided-missile cruisers– which are very much today’s Admiral Hippers in terms of the China Sea– Russia’s Steregushchiy-class Frigates, and China’s Jiangdao-class Type 056 and Type 056A guided-missile corvettes.

Enjoy, and do your homework.


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