British Battlecruisers of World War Two
By (author) Steve Backer
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British Battlecruisers of World War Two by Steve Backer
Book DescriptionThe 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. The latest in this series covers the three ships of this First World War type, Hood, Repulse and Renown, which survived to fight in the Second. Still the fastest capital ships in the world in 1939, their protection was not up to contemporary standards and two were famously lost in action. Hood in an old-fashioned gunnery duel, but Repulse succumbed to the more modern threat of aerial attack. The one modernised ship, Renown, survived an adventurous wartime career.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844156986
(297mm x 210mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Seaforth Publishing
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Everything the ship modeller needs to know about building a famous warship. Focuses on very popular modelling subjects that are represented by a wide selection of kits.
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