Book review: U-1105 Black Panther

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This German submarine, currently resting in the mud of the Potomac river, was the only U-boat to receive late war innovations.


Author: AARON STEPHAN HAMILTON

 

 

This German submarine, currently resting in the mud of the Potomac river, was the only U-boat to receive late war innovations. These included an airmast or snorkel allowing it to recharge batteries and refresh the air supply without surfacing; a new sonar array for detecting Allied ships; and a rubberised acoustic coating to reduce its own sonar signature. This high quality, coffee-table style book looks at both the sub, it’s gear and developments and also has colour photos from the site wreck for those interested in diving.

 

• Osprey Publishing

• ISBN 978-1-4728-3581-9

• 140 pages • Hardback • £25

 

As reviewed in the Armourer October 2019 issue