- Gebundene Ausgabe: 517 Seiten
- Verlag: Naval Institute Press; Auflage: Revised edition (31. Dezember 1985)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0870211013
- ISBN-13: 978-0870211010
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 4,4 x 24,1 x 29,2 cm
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Battleships: Axis and Neutral Battleships in World War II (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 31. Dezember 1985
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Offers a history of the German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish battleships and cruisers of World War II, and provides specifications, plans, and technical information about each ship.
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I have read many books about this subject and this volume adds some fresh perspectives and details to what I have already come to understand. Although no book on the subject can be considered either perfect or all-inclusive this series and this specific volume in particular is comprehensive and organized in a very easy and useful format making it a 'must-have' for those with an intense interest in Battleships.
IN A NUTSHELL: CASE STUDIES OF 7 DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT CLASSES OF DREADNOUGHTS FROM 4 COUNTRIES
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER TWO: THE YAMATO CLASS
CHAPTER THREE: THE SCHARNHORST CLASS
CHAPTER FOUR: THE BISMARCK CLASS
CHAPTER FIVE: GERMANY THE "H" CLASS BATTLESHIPS
CHAPTER SIX: THE "O" CLASS BATTLECRUISERS
CHAPTER SEVEN: THE VITTORIO VENETO CLASS
CHAPTER EIGHT: SPAIN
CHAPTER NINE: CONCLUSION
A- STABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BISMARCK CLASS
B- INBOARD PROFILE AND DECK PLANS OF THE BISMARCK
C- BATTLESHIP AND BATTLECRUISER GUNS
WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT: THE ZENITH OF A NATIONS TECHNOLOGY & POWER
BOTTOM LINE: THE FINAL VOLUME OF AN AWESOME HISTORIC TRILOGY
After a complete reading of the entire trilogy, I feel, I now better understand the construction and design considerations that lead to a completed Dreadnought. These books and this volume in particular have fed my interest to look deeper into the topic of Dreadnought construction. After reading this series I feel better able to grasp the technical materials that I will have to deal with as I continue to delve into the fascinating topic of 'Dreadnoughts'.
Another weakness is the reference to gun penetration data based on USN calculations; the formula for these calculations was actually intended to predict performance against homogenous armor, and its most common application has been for face-hardened armor. Thus they serve to be indicative only in the most general sense--in other words, why bother?
I find it easier to pick out the nits than to try to elaborate on the battery of qualities in the three books. They sit on the shelf within easy reach, and I refer to them regularly.
Nits include that the paper doesn't give best advantage to allow the reader to examine details of some of the excellent photos, and the size of the photos isn't all we could wish for in some cases where the original photo apparently contains a lot of detail--This is not a picture book, so perhaps judging it by those standards is unfair.
Other nits include that the book is now 25 years old, and in some cases new knowledge has come to light that would influence some of the conclusions here.
Final nit is that as mentioned, in some cases those who aren't professional marine architects, or at least extremely enthusiastic amateurs will be thumbing through reference books to uncover some of the terminology.
An essential book for those with a deep interest in these warships.