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Cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni (Anatomy of the Ship) Hardcover – 24 Sep 1987

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  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd; 1st edition (24 Sept. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851774539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851774534
  • Package Dimensions: 26 x 24.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,567,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This highly acclaimed series aims to provide the finest documentation of individual ships and ship types ever published. It is a radical departure from the usual monograph approach, which concentrates on either the ship's service history, its technical details or external appearance. All of these aspects are included in the Anatomy of the Ship, but what makes the series unique is a complete set of superbly executed line drawings, both the conventional type of plan as well as explanatory perspective views, with fully descriptive keys. Although elaborate drawings are extremely popular in aviation publications, this is the first attempt to document a ship in similar depth -- literally down to the nuts and bolts. These drawings are accurate, visually exciting and totally comprehensive, offering ship buffs, historians and modelmakers a novel insight into the tenicalities of each ship type covered. With a trial speed of nearly 40 knots, Bartolomeo Colleoni was arguably the fastest cruiser ever built, but was only one of a series of such ships -- known as the Condottieri type -- built by the Italian Navy between the wars to counter the large French superdestroyers. The ship was sunk in a famous duel with the Australian cruiser Sydney in 1940. This volume features: full description of the ship and her weapons, including details of the planned conversions to anti-aircraft cruiser; pictorial section; action painting and colour guide on the jacket; more than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings, with in-depth descriptive keys, of every detail of the ship -- general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, rig, armament, fire control, fittings, boats and aircraft; a complete anatomy of the ship in words, photographs and drawings.

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Format: Hardcover
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
Bayard B.
4.0 out of 5 stars5 Stars back in 1987 when published, 4 Stars today (2018). Lots of black & white photos but no 3D color graphics.
9 March 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Robert Lester
5.0 out of 5 starsTruely a stylish ship
28 June 2001 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
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