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US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75 - Wartime and Post-war Classes (New Vanguard) Kindle Edition

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"Following and complimenting "US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 - Pre-War Classes" this book explores their background, weapons, radar, wartime and Cold War service. Another usefully excellent book presenting American wartime heavy cruisers for historians, modelers and illustrators with an interest in the subject." --Model Shipwights

"Following and complimenting"US Heavy Cruisers 1941 45 Pre-War Classes"this book explores their background, weapons, radar, wartime and Cold War service. Another usefully excellent book presenting American wartime heavy cruisers for historians, modelers and illustrators with an interest in the subject." --Model Shipwights"

Following and complimenting US Heavy Cruisers 1941 45: Pre-War Classes, this book explores their background, weapons, radar, wartime and Cold War service. Another usefully excellent book presenting American wartime heavy cruisers for historians, modelers and illustrators with an interest in the subject. "Model Shipwights""

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A detailed, illustrated look at the wartime and post-war-built heavy cruiser classes of the US Navy of World War II.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12022 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey (20 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M6AKWTG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #469,398 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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For those who are new to this series of books, a considerable amount of detail and relevant information is packed into a relatively small space (48 pages in this instance). Nevertheless, a fully informative text is entirely supported with first-rate artwork alongside a good selection of historic photographs. It is a format which has proved to be an excellent introduction to each subject and this particular work is no exception.

The subject of US Heavy Cruisers is tackled by producing two books which complement each other perfectly. The first of these “US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45; Pre-war Classes” (also by Mark Stille) was published in April 2014 and, as the name suggests, covered earlier types. This work completes the subject and a quick glance at the ‘Contents’ page reveals what the reader can expect to find; Introduction, Changing Role of the Heavy Cruiser, US Navy Wartime Heavy Cruiser Design, Heavy Cruiser Weapons (Including main and secondary guns, antiaircraft guns, radar and post-war radars), Heavy Cruiser Classes (Baltimore, Alaska & Boston, Oregon City and Des Moines classes), Analysis and Conclusion, Bibliography and Index.

Established author Mark Stille commences by expertly introducing the subject at a time when much was changing in warship design as a result of the many lessons learned from WW2. He then gets down to specifics with weapons and radar systems. In a most readable style of writing even the technical specifications are provided in a manner which is easy to understand.

As already mentioned, this series of books is fully supported by either high quality images or outstanding artwork on almost every page with the latter falling into three broad categories.
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exactly what i wanted at a good price delivered promptly
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Good looking boats! Good photos!
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Excellent book as usual!!
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VERY GOOD
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