ShipCraft 5: Japanese Heavy Cruisers


Myoko and Takao Classes

By: Steve Backer
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Ship Craft Modelling
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781848321076
Published: 23rd May 2011
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£9.75

ShipCraft 5: Japanese Heavy Cruisers

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 is devoted to the largest cruisers in the Imperial Japanese Navy. Built in defiance of treaty restrictions, they were the fastest and most powerful heavy cruisers of their day, and were heavily engaged in every campaign from Pearl Harbor to the end of the Pacific War.

 




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