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5.0 out of 5 stars As a model maker its First class
Having built several class Seven U-Boats in Model scale 1in 96 the details was excellent. I would strongly reccomend it to any model Maker..
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3.0 out of 5 stars Light on the information, decent illustrations and photos, cheap
Both the 1st and 2nd volume are small books, relatively light on the information, don't expect anything even remotely similar to the Eberhard Rossler's books. Some interesting photographs, the central section has colour profiles of the major U-boat types, but overall it's a bit light on the information. Worthy of note, the section concerning the torpedos has some...
Published on 24 Feb 2009 by Lb Lewis


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Light on the information, decent illustrations and photos, cheap, 24 Feb 2009
This review is from: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1) (Osprey New Vanguard S.): v. 1 (Paperback)
Both the 1st and 2nd volume are small books, relatively light on the information, don't expect anything even remotely similar to the Eberhard Rossler's books. Some interesting photographs, the central section has colour profiles of the major U-boat types, but overall it's a bit light on the information. Worthy of note, the section concerning the torpedos has some information that contradicts other sources, but it's hardly surprising, since to this day German torpedo technology in WW2 is a source of confusion, the nomenclature didn't helped.
Overall, it's something you read in 1h at most, a good general introduction on the U-boats topic, but could've been much better (joining vol.1 and vol.2 into a single volume).
Still, these are good introductions, but light on the information, with good (but small) quality illustrations and photographs.
It's not particularly expensive, so you do get what you pay for.
If you want a complete reference on U-boats, you might want to consider The History of the U-Boat, by Eberhard Rossler, but of course, at a much higher price tag.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor value, 7 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1) (Osprey New Vanguard S.): v. 1 (Paperback)
I bought both volumes which the content does not justify, there is overlap between the two volumes e.g. the sections on torpedoes. The content could easily be included in one volume.
The colour illustrations were too dark and the cut away diagrams lacked clarity through poor printing.The black and white photographs were satisfactory.
The content was satisfactory for an introductory work. Overall poor value.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not very good, 31 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1) (Osprey New Vanguard S.): v. 1 (Paperback)
Good writing but poor print quality and out of focus photographs make this a disappointing book. The publisher has let the author down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As a model maker its First class, 16 May 2013
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This review is from: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1) (Osprey New Vanguard S.): v. 1 (Paperback)
Having built several class Seven U-Boats in Model scale 1in 96 the details was excellent. I would strongly reccomend it to any model Maker..
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2.0 out of 5 stars Expected a higher standard of book.., 21 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1) (Osprey New Vanguard S.): v. 1 (Paperback)
Not the best Osprey effort by any means. My main gripe is the frankly poor illustrations, photographs are pixelly throughout and the few artists impressions are embarrasing computer mock ups.
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