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Does the book focus on the XXI only, or on other designs as well?

Not true.  The two fully worked up Type XXI's demonstrated that the design worked well (as well as post war testing and use in navies).

The USN post-war report although true and quality control issues was a hatchet-job regarding capabilities.

The Type XXI boats were worse than useless. If this book says anything other than that its just Nazi wunderwaffewank. Sorry.
Although it won't be out for awhile, this looks like another fascinating look at a little-known aspect of Axis seapower:
I got it last week. Lots of photos I've never seen before - probably going to be the definitive work for some time.
I have just found this book on amazon, released on june 1st 2018. I have not seen it before in this forum.

"Launched during the last days of the Third Reich in an attempt to restart the Battle of the Atlantic, the majority of the revolutionary Electro-U-boats never saw action. Instead, they became the forebears of the Cold War's much dreaded hunter-killer submarines.

Slotted in among the highly technical information in the German U-boat Museum were some fascinating personal logbook annotations from men who served in these boats. These non-technical, human anecdotes form the core of this book. Rather than compiling a technical treatise, Hitler's 'Wonder' U-Boats makes maximum use of the personal accounts to tell the human story of how this new generation of submarines went to war under the incredibly harsh conditions that prevailed at the time.

Accompanied by more than 100 images, this unique operational information is mirrored with similar reports from conventional snorkel-fitted U-boats, which were at sea at about the same time, to provide a good comparison with earlier types. The result is a work that makes it easy to appreciate the improvements that were made in such an incredibly short period of time to place the Electro-U-boat among the great technical achievements of the 20th century."
Bookshelf & Marketplace / Fifth-Generation Fighters
« Last post by gatoraptor on June 16, 2018, 06:11:12 pm »
I found this on a newsstand today and bought it.  As usual, a nice effort from Mortons Media and David Baker.

After going through the history of jet fighters and the development of stealth technology, he describes each of what he considers fifth-generation fighters, including proof-of-concept vehicles like the MiG 1.44 and the Sukhoi Su-47.  Another chapter describes efforts in countries like India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey to develop their own fifth-generation types, another describes upgrades being made to older fighters to attempt to achieve some degree of parity, and another looks ahead to a possible sixth generation.

I'm not sure I agree with Baker's inclusion of the MiG-35, as it is not stealthy.  What do the rest of you think?
These excerpts from the magazine through the years ought to make a nice companion to Steve's book, and the price is right!
AW&ST ebook

It's a set of reprints from AW&ST, nothing to do with Steve Pace's book as far as I can see, but definitely worth having for free!
Yes I didn't want to start a whole new thread.
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