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Chinese mine warfare a PLA Navy "assassin"s mace" capability by Andrew S. Erickson

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Published by China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I .
Written in English


  • Submarine mines -- China,
  • Navies -- China

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Edition Notes

Other titlesZhong hai
StatementAndrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein, and William S. Murray.
SeriesChina maritime studies -- no. 3
ContributionsGoldstein, Lyle., Murray, William S. 1961-
LC ClassificationsV856.5.C6 E75 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. :
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24025606M
ISBN 109781884733635
LC Control Number2009438208

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