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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd; 1st edition (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857332406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857332400
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Prof (Peter) Jonathan Gates is a defence consultant whose career has spanned 35 years initially in the (UK) Ministry of Defence and later in industry.

Since 1996, he has been a Visiting Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at University College London

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About the Author

Professor Jonathan Gates is a defence consultant whose career has spanned 35 years. In 2000 he joined BAE Systems with responsibility for the integration of the Type 45 design programme with the development of the principal weapon system, Sea Viper.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Seaweed on 23 Nov. 2014
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Haynes here present a first class, and extraordinarily comprehensive, description of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer, covering its genesis, design, development, building, construction, hull, machinery, weapons systems and operation. The author is ex-RCNC and BAE and was part of the T45 design team. This is the real thing, produced with the support of the RN, the MoD and BAE and with contributions from these and a galaxy of suppliers and contractors. These have also provided information for the author’s own pertinent and clear diagrams and drawings. I had the considerable privilege of a brief tour of a T45 a couple of months ago. I now understand what I was seeing.

The T45 design is a culmination of the RN’s continuing attempt to do things with fewer hands, which started in the Fifties with the Tiger class cruisers. Its combat system also embodies the latest take on computerised Threat Evaluation and Weapon Allocation, which stumbled to sea in HMS Eagle in 1964 using computers housed in cabinets the size of wardrobes. For the back history of this, see:
http://www.rnmuseumradarandcommunications2006.org.uk/RADAR%20IN%20THE%20AUTOMATED%20COMPUTER%20WORLD.pdf

This is a distinctly clever ship with (to me) extraordinarily high levels of automation. The numerous and complicated control systems involved are very clearly described, at a level of detail which is surprising (but I expect the Russians and Chinese know all this stuff already). There are omissions, and sometimes the use of superlatives substitutes for quantification, which is perhaps prudent.

It is instructive to note how long the development cycle has been for some of the systems, as evidenced by the Combat Management System being based on Windows 2000.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric P on 10 Oct. 2014
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This must have been a dificult book to put together because of course this is a warship class newly come into service of which so much is classified. Having said that, this is an excellent description of the ship and its systems, speaking from the point of view of someone who works on a system on board these vessels, I thoroughly recommend it, in fact I have recommended it to the rest of the team I work with!
There are only two issues I have problems with, one is that the cutaway drawings are coloured which to my point of view makes them less clear than if they were left as line drawings. The other is that the large drawings go across two pages so detail is lost in the gutter. They would have been better on fold-out pages, but that is not just true of this book, it is general to all the otherwise excellent Haynes technical manuals.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paolo Capoferro on 18 Nov. 2014
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I have bought in the past couple of years several Hayes Workshop Manuals: this is one of the best so far. I enjoyed the discussion of the various systems of these recent and innovative ships. This book helps to gain a good understanding of the design choices, the development, operations, weapons, sensors and potential of the Type 45 Destroyers. The most interesting aspect of these ships, as well as one of the main innovations, is probably the IEPS (Integrated Electric Propulsion System): the relevant description in and discussion is well done and has satisfied my curiosity. Recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bob M on 25 Oct. 2014
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A most detailed and comprehensive handbook on a very important RN class of ship. Everything you need to know on the T45s in one handy volume. Let's hope Haynes do the same for the T23s and HMS Queen Elizabeth.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Iddon on 21 Nov. 2014
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This is probably the best book yet in a great series.A lot more comprehensive than i'd ever thought possible with some amazing detail.Lets hope we get something just as good for the Type 26 Frigate and the Queen Elizabeth carriers.No doubt a copy has been sold in China.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen J Polden on 14 Dec. 2014
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Terrific book. I find it very interesting, as I was involved in delivery of communications equipment to these ships during the 10 year build programme. Have been onboard all 6 at one time or another.
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