A concise in depth technical reference covering all Soviet Capital Ship designs from 1933 to 1957. There are full sections on the Sevastopol, Imperatritsa Mariya, Archangelsk, and Novorossisk class Battleships. Included are sections on the never completed WWI era Izmail class Battlecruisers, as well as the WWII era P69 Kronstadt class Battlecruisers and P23 Soveteskya Soyuz class Battleships. Coverage extends and the 'never ordered' P24 Variant XIII and III classes are featured. Also featured is full coverage of captured German and acquired Finnish Capital Ships. Coverage extends to proposed conversions of the damaged Poltava to a battlecruiser, and the unfinished P82 Stalingrad class ships to Guided Missile Battlecruisers. A complete illustrated chronology of Soviet Capital Ship operations is included and each ship has a fully illustrated Class Statistical Data and Chronology. This book covers in detail, every aspect of each ship's modifications and appearance changes. In addition there are illustrated sections on armor systems, aircraft, radar, fire control directors, and camouflage. Illustrated with 28 original paintings, 59 line drawings, and 190 photographs.