US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 Pre-war Classes Paperback – 20 Apr 2014
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"Photos, charts, extended captions and selected bibliography supplement author Stille's admirably indexed effort. Color profiles and action paintings offer plenty of modeling inspiration. And a helpful 'analysis and conclusion' neatly ties things up. It's a superb summary of a spellbinding subject."
- David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com
"This is an excellent book presenting American pre-war heavy cruisers for historians, modelers and illustrators with an interest in the subject. The graphic support photographs, artwork, profiles and tables alone are worth the price of the book.Highly recommended!" Frederick Boucher, Model Shipwrights"
This is an excellent book presenting American pre-war heavy cruisers for historians, modelers and illustrators with an interest in the subject. The graphic support -- photographs, artwork, profiles and tables -- alone are worth the price of the book. Highly recommended! "Frederick Boucher, Model Shipwrights"
Photos, charts, extended captions and selected bibliography supplement author Stille's admirably indexed effort. Color profiles and action paintings offer plenty of modeling inspiration. And a helpful 'analysis and conclusion' neatly ties things up. It's a superb summary of a spellbinding subject. "David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com""
A detailed, illustrated look at the pre-war-built heavy cruiser classes of the US Navy of World War II.See all Product Description
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It is another work from a series of books which have become very popular as far as those covering ship types are concerned. Altogether, the product is best described as an excellent overview of the subject which provides the perfect introduction for those who may be new to the topic. Before getting down to specifics, the book commences with; Introduction, Naval Strategy and the Role of the Heavy Cruiser, USN Heavy Cruiser Design and Naval Treaties, USN Heavy Cruiser Weapons, USN Heavy Cruiser Radar. There then follows five chapters covering the pertinent detail for the following classes of ship; Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans and Wichita. Within each of these are the four headings; Design & Construction, Armament, Service Modifications and Wartime Service. The book then concludes with; Analysis & Conclusion, Bibliography and Index.
In short, established author Mark Stille begins by expertly setting the scene in terms of US naval strategy and the design of the most important aspects of this type of ship in the form of hull, weapons and radar and includes whatever generalities were relevant. Following this most instructional narrative, we then find the particular details of each of the five classes mentioned.
The work is fully supported by images of the highest possible quality with either an historic photograph or artistic impression on almost every page.Read more ›
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