The German ‘P’ class pocket battleship

The ‘P’ class was planned as a group of no fewer than 12 heavy cruisers to succeed the three ‘Deutschland’ class cruisers, known to the British as pocket battleships, in the long-endurance commerce raiding role. Work on the type began in 1937 and continued until 1939, and in this time no fewer than nine designs …

The Cruiser (part 6): The Axis Powers & the Postwar World

A history of the cruisers of the Axis powers – namely Germany, Italy and Japan. Also the new directions in building war ships and missiles after WW2 in the United States and on the other side of the now fallen Iron Curtain.