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Weapons of War Battleships & Aircraft Carriers 1900-Present (Weapons of War (Smart Apple Media)) Hardcover – 28 Feb 2013

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books (28 Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785829997
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785829997
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 22.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 254,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Part of the Weapons of War series, this book features more than 150 color and black & white illustrations and photographs as well as detailed specifications of battleships and aircraft carriers from 1900 to the present.Battleships and Aircraft Car

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By martin23carole59 on 28 Jun. 2014
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On the whole, they are perfect for my needs
Aswell as all the specialist equipments. Plus the history regarding 17th Century
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin CORKER on 4 Jun. 2014
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What can I say, this series of books is well set out, good diagrams/photos of each ship, Very Informative indeed
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By col.m.s. cheetham on 9 Feb. 2014
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I regret that this book was not what I expected. This is my fault and not the sellers.I misunderstood altogether
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A decent introduction, but with some issues 20 Jun. 2013
By James Pernikoff - Published on Amazon.com
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The "Weapons of War" series seems to be a compact counterpart to Amber's "Essential Guide" series, presenting less information at a quite reasonable price, especially for a hardcover.

An introductory chapter gives a brief history of capital ships from the dawn of the ironclad era around 1860 to the present day, mainly from a British point of view. It seems reasonably accurate, aside from identifying the ship sunk by the Washington at Guadalcanal as the Haruna, rather than the Kirishima. (All three ships appear in the subsequent listings, with correct information.)

The 150-or-so ships that follow are presented alphabetically, generally one to a page, though the handful of ships given two pages are rather puzzling and do not merit that honor. Each ship has a color side-view, a specification table and a brief history.

The choice of ships included is also puzzling at times. In some cases, multiple ships in a class are each given treatment, whereas other notable classes are omitted entirely. As is occasionally the case with books originating in the U.K., there seem to be, relatively speaking, a few too many British ships, though just about all navies that had ships of these types are represented at least once. The ships of the minor navies are probably the most interesting ones in the book! But there are also seaplane tenders and even some destroyers and cruisers, which hardly fit the title of the book.

One glaring error has to do with the Clemenceau; the narrative and specification are for the WW2 battleship, but the illustration is of the postwar carrier!

My main problem with the book is the alphabetical listing, which makes the index in the back entirely superfluous. The book would have been more useful if the ships had been arranged in chapters, by ship type and chronological period, which would have made it easier to compare ships.

This is a nice, introductory book to its subject at a good price, but should not be relied upon as a primary reference.
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Mixture of facts and pictures 13 Aug. 2013
By Jean Hancher - Published on Amazon.com
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My eight year old grandson has developed an interest in battleships, but he needs general information and illustrations--a good blend--a good reference book. Structural details that are more for engineers, designers, or experts would frustrate him. Perfect fit for what readers looking for this type of overview.
A GOOD INTRO 11 Jun. 2013
By Alan H. Jacobson - Published on Amazon.com
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THE BOOK ARRIVED WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT. IT DOES GIVE A GOOD TECHNICAL-HISTORICAL DESCRIPION OF THE SHIPS. THE PHOTOGRAPHY IS EXCELLENT. THE COLOR GRAPHICS GIVES A GOOD INTRO BUT IS NOT DETAILED ENOUGH. A GREAT REDEEMING FACT OF THIS BOOK IS THAT IT FEATURES SOME SHIPS IN WW1 CONFIGURATION. ALSO, SOME LESSER KNOWN SHIPS ARE INCLUDED. THE RATING SHOULD BE 3.5 STARS.
This book is well worth its price and much more 9 Dec. 2013
By Wildcard3952 - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book as a basic and enjoyable reference book on naval ships from all parts of the world. Also, I enjoy going back and forth turning the pages and staying up to date without having to constantly run to the computer to look up information. Not everything that you find is on the internet. This book is well worth having in your collection.
It has great pictures and nice information and plenty of different ships 5 Jan. 2015
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My son LOVES this book. It has great pictures and nice information and plenty of different ships. He was bummed that it didn't have the Mighty Mo' but I showed him that it has the Iowa class battleships in it with the USS Iowa.
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