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Japanese Battleships : Fuso and Ise Classes (Paperback) (Robert Brown)

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The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler 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 color profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modeling 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.

This volume covers the two related classes of Japanese 14in-gunned battleships, originally built during the First World War but subsequently totally reconstructed. They are famous for the towering forward superstructure, usually described as a pagoda bridge, that they featured when rebuilt. Ise and Hyuga underwent further reconstruction during the Second World War to emerge as a unique hybrid of battleship and aircraft carrier in a desperate attempt to compensate for fleet carriers sunk earlier in the war.
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Crafts + Hobbies, History
Series Title: Shipcraft
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Robert Brown
Language: English
Street Date: March 3, 2017
TCIN: 52240163
UPC: 9781473883376
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-2596
$21.20
MSRPReg: $24.95 Save $3.75 (15% off)

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