Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1): Minekaze to Shiratsuyu Classes (New Vanguard) Paperback – 20 Mar 2013
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"This book is an excellent reference for any modeler or IJN fan. Osprey has added another solid volume to their collection." --Reviews at IPMS/USA
A detailed, illustrated look at the earliest seven classes of destroyer fielded by the Imperial Japanese Navy of World War II.See all Product Description
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Overall a good book as long as you keep in mind that this, like many of the others in the series, is clearly only intended as a good start for people who are just getting into reading about IJN DDs, or those who just need a good quick reference.
Plus I didn't enjoy the way the book was built : individual classes devellopment , followed by carreer history.
This never gives you the possibility of understanding destroyer devellopmet in the IJN.
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As with most Osprey books this edition contains a lot of useful information in a small package. A general look at the factors influencing destroyer design as well as weapon systems used on these ships starts the book off. The balance of the book covers the earlier classes of destroyers, war refits and a short history of each ship of the class. This book is of immense value just for this alone! Since it is a fairly small work if the reader is looking for the depth of detail contained in Lacroix and Wells' work on Japanese WWII cruisers you may be disappointed though.
For any reader who studies this period this is a valuable and much needed work in English is a necessity. For those who have read Hara's "Japanese Destroyer Captain" this work will provide a visual context to much of what author wrote about.
I eagerly await the publication of the second part of this work!!
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