County Class Cruisers

Author: Les Brown
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848321279
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County Class Cruisers from the Author: Les Brown. The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling 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 gallery 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 British 10,000-ton ‘Treaty Cruisers’, thirteen of which were built to three slightly varying designs between the wars. With three funnels and a high freeboard, they were impressive ships, and all enjoyed very active wartime careers - three were involved in the Bismarck action and another with the sinking of the Scharnhorst.

British Cruisers

Author: Norman Friedman
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1783469188
Size: 59.50 MB
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British Cruisers from the Author: Norman Friedman. For most of the twentieth century Britain possessed both the world’s largest merchant fleet and its most extensive overseas territories. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Royal Navy always showed a particular interest in the cruiser – a multi-purpose warship needed in large numbers to defend trade routes and police the empire. Above all other types, the cruiser’s competing demands of quality and quantity placed a heavy burden on designers, and for most of the inter-war years Britain sought to square this circle through international treaties restricting both size and numbers. In the process she virtually invented the heavy cruiser and inspired the large 6in-armed cruiser, neither of which, ironically, served her best interests. For the first time this book seeks to comprehend the full policy background, from which a different and entirely original picture emerges of British cruiser development. After the war the cruiser’s role was reconsidered and the final chapters of the book cover modernisations, the plans for missile-armed ships and the convoluted process that turned the ‘through-deck cruiser’ into the Invincible class light carriers. With detailed appendices of ship data, and illustrated in depth with photos and A D Baker’s specially commissioned plans, British Cruisers truly matches the lofty standards set by Friedman’s previous books on British destroyers.

Cruisers Of The United Kingdom

Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781157319498
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Cruisers Of The United Kingdom from the Author: Books Llc. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 198. Chapters: Apollo class cruisers, Arethusa class cruisers (1913), Asama class cruisers, Bahia class cruisers, Canarias class cruisers, Challenger class cruisers, Cold War cruisers of the United Kingdom, County class cruisers, Crown Colony class cruisers, Cruisers of the Royal Navy, Danae class cruisers, Diadem class cruisers, Dido class cruisers, Izumo class cruisers, Korean War cruisers of the United Kingdom, Leander class cruisers, Minotaur class cruisers (1943), Naniwa class cruisers, New Orleans class cruisers (1896), Panther class cruisers, Pearl class cruisers, Pelorus class cruisers, Topaze class cruisers, Town class cruisers (1910), Velasco class cruisers, Victorian era cruisers of the United Kingdom, World War II cruisers of the United Kingdom, World War I cruisers of the United Kingdom, HMS Hampshire, HMS Devonshire, List of cruiser classes of the Royal Navy, HMS Blake, HMS Carnarvon, HMS Belfast, HMS Liverpool, Brazilian cruiser Bahia, HMS Calliope, County-class cruiser, HMS Calypso, HMS Ajax, SMS K nig Wilhelm, HMS Jamaica, HMS Shropshire, HMS Enterprise, Calypso class corvette, HMS Penelope, HMS Edinburgh, HMS Constance, HMS Dragon, HMS Kent, HMS York, HMS Duke of Edinburgh, HMS Defence, HMS Natal, HMS Comus, HMS Danae, HMS Glasgow, HMS Powerful, HMS Exeter, HMS Warrior, HMS Black Prince, HMS Cochrane, USS Albany, HMS Achilles, HMS Bellona, Japanese cruiser Tokiwa, HMS Shannon, HMS Charybdis, HMS Caroline, HMS Pathfinder, HMS Amethyst, HMS Birmingham, Japanese cruiser Asama, HMS Arethusa, HMS Aurora, HMS Hyacinth, HMS Hawkins, HMS Manchester, SS Rajputana, HMS Dorsetshire, HMS Bermuda, HMNZS Achilles, HMS Norfolk, HMS Astraea, HMS Nigeria, HMS Ceres, HMS Uganda, HMS Newfoundland, HMS Curacoa, HMS Sheffield, HMS Gambia, HMS Effingham, HMS Royalist, HMS Sussex, HMS Amphion, HMS Carlisle, Japanese cruiser Izumo, HMS...

The Encyclopedia Of Weapons Of World War Ii

Author: Chris Bishop
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781586637620
Size: 13.83 MB
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The Encyclopedia Of Weapons Of World War Ii from the Author: Chris Bishop. The encyclopedia of weapns of world war II is the most detailed and authoritative compendium of the weapons of mankind's greatesst conflict ever published. It is a must for the military, enthusiast, and all those interested in World War II.

Treaty Cruisers

Author: Leo Marriott
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844151883
Size: 68.37 MB
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Treaty Cruisers from the Author: Leo Marriott. "The Washington Naval Treaty of 1921 and subsequent treaties in the 1930's effectively established the size and composition of the various navies in World War II .... This book traces the political processes which led to the treaties, describe the heavy cruisers designed and built to the same rules by each nation and then considers how the various classes fared in World War II and assesses which were the most successful."--Dust jacket.

Type Vii U Boats

Author: Roger Chesneau
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848321236
Size: 20.72 MB
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Type Vii U Boats from the Author: Roger Chesneau. The ‘ShipCraft’ series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling 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 gallery 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 websites. This volume is devoted to the largest class of submarines ever built, the Type VII, which formed the backbone of the German effort in the critical Battle of the Atlantic. A pre-war design, the Type VII was developed as the campaign progressed and was still in frontline service in 1945. All the major variants, as well as minor changes to equipment, are covered here. With its unparalleled level of visual information – paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs – it is simply the best reference for any modelmaker setting out to build one of these famous boats.

German Pocket Battleships

Author: Roger Chesnaeu
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848321880
Size: 24.71 MB
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German Pocket Battleships from the Author: Roger Chesnaeu. • Everything the ship modeller needs to know about building a famous warship ?• Numerous detailed plans and colour illustrations ?• Focuses on very popular modelling subjects which are represented by a wide selection of kits ??The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, using scale plans to highlight differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers, then moves to an extensive photographic survey of either a high-quality model or a surviving example of the ship. Hints on building the model, and on modifying and improving the basic kit, are followed by a section on paint schemes and camouflage, featuring numerous colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings. The strengths and weaknesses of available kits of the ships are reviewed, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. For the first volume in this series, the author has chosen the German 'pocket battleships' of WW2, the best-known of which was the Graf Spee of Battle of the River Plate fame. This innovative and infamous class of surface raiders has long been a popular subject for ship modellers, many manufacturers producing kits of the Graf Spee and the rather different Admiral Scheer and Lützow. This book will show ship modellers how to turn their kits into something really special, but its unparalleled level of visual information will also appeal to the more general warship enthusiast. Roger Chesneau is a lifelong ship modeller and author of numerous naval books, including Ship Models in Plastic.

British Destroyers

Author: Les Brown
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848321805
Size: 17.70 MB
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British Destroyers from the Author: Les Brown. The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller 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 colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling 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.??A follow-up to ShipCraft 11 on inter-war destroyers, this new volume deals with the later classes which were the most modern British destroyers of the Second World War. Marked by a common single-funnelled silhoutte, they were actually very varied, ranging from the large and powerful J to N flotillas, via the austere 'War Emergency' classes that were built in large numbers, to the radically different 'Battle' class, designed with a powerful AA armament for service in the Pacific.

Rodney And Nelson

Author: Les Brown
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing
ISBN: 1848323727
Size: 75.27 MB
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Rodney And Nelson from the Author: Les Brown. The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller 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 colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling 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. The two ships covered in this volume were the only capital ships designed and built between the wars - a special concession of the Washington Treaty's ban on new battleships - and they were unlike anything before them, with the superstructure three-quarters aft and all main armament turrets forward of the bridge. During the war Nelson survived mine and torpedo damage, while Rodney played a major part in the destruction of the Bismarck, both surviving to be broken up post-war.

Flight Craft 8 Mikoyan Mig 31

Author: Yefim Gordon
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473823927
Size: 55.75 MB
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Flight Craft 8 Mikoyan Mig 31 from the Author: Yefim Gordon. The MiG-31 started life as an advanced derivative of the famous MiG-25P interceptor, becoming the first Soviet fourth-generation combat aircraft. First flown in 1975, it differed from its progenitor primarily in having a crew of two (pilot and weapons systems operator), a highly capable passive phased-array radar _ a world first _ and new R-33 long-range missiles as its primary armament. The maximum speed was an impressive Mach 2.82, the cruising speed being Mach 2.35. The type entered service in 1981; more than 500 copies were built between 1981 and 1994. The powerful radar and other avionics allowed the MiG-31 to operate as a 'mini-AWACS' scanning the airspace and guiding other interceptors to their targets; a flight of three such aircraft in line abreast formation could cover a strip 800 km (500 miles) wide. To this day the MiG-31 remains one of the key air defence assets of the Russian Air Force. The book describes the MiG-31's developmental history, including upgrade programmes, and features a full and comprehensive survey of the various MiG-31 model-making kits currently available on the market.