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Posted July 7, 2009
Good overview of the Japanese Navy Battleship development from WW1 timeframe to end of WW2.
Starting with pre Dreadnought battleship development and Japanese naval tactics this book gives a good overview of the 12 battleships of the Japanese Navy. Starting with the Kongo Class and ending with the Yamato Class all ships are described with their general modifications during their lifetime and their participation in the Pacific theatre of WW2. As always these Osprey books have a good balance of historical researched text, photos and coloured templates. Also a bibliography leads to further recommended sources. This book makes appetite for more detailed books about the individual battleships, because the Japanese Battleships had their own design with the large pagoda tower.
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The book on how Japan created some monster ships like the Yamato.
This book contains detailed information on some of Japans'capital ships,constructed before and during the 2nd world war.It is interesting to note that most of her capital ships were built in England,since England and Japan were Allies during W.W.1,where the Japanese fought the Germans at Tsingtao-the Germans had a small piece of China before the War.Other battleships that were designed were either turned into other ship type (notably aircraft carriers) or were scrapped at the design table.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 17, 2011
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