Battleships: Axis and Neutral Battleships in World War II

Battleships: Axis and Neutral Battleships in World War II


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One of three volumes that trace the design, construction, and operation of post-1930 battleships and battlecruisers.

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ISBN-13: 9780870211010
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 10/28/1985
Series: Battleships Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 523
Product dimensions: 9.49(w) x 11.34(h) x 1.89(d)
Age Range: 1 Year

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Battleships: Axis and Neutral Battleships in World War II 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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As far as typsetting, graphics, and general production work goes, this is an exceptional book. However, as one examines the author's contentions in depth several questions beg for answers. For example, how exactly did German KC armour rate compared to US Class A or British CA? One could also use much more information on compartmentation, damage control, GM considerations, and related technical information. I also noticed in the Bismarch Class section there are some errors on drawings related to the ship's armour disposition, most notably in the absence of the transverse internal splinter bulkhead behind the main belt -- which is a terrible blunder. A few glitches like this are bound to occur in any text that takes on such a broad topic, but at the requested price -- I expect a lot more. I could go into further detail on some contentions that I find highly dubious, but its a good basic text. However, it does not compare with any of Friedman's works.