This volume is a complete, technical reference which covers all USN Battleship types, of the World War II and Early Cold War eras of 1941-1963. The book is illustrated with 52 full color original paintings, 86 new line drawings, and 350 photographs,. Featured are a Chronology of WWII, illustrated sections on Radar and Fire Control, Aviation, and Camouflage. This book includes sections on Arkansas BB33 thru Louisiana BB71. It has fully illustrated sections on Gunnery Ships, Utah AG16, Wyoming AG17, and Mississippi AG128. A section on the 'as designed and ordered' 14" armed North Carolina class. Sections on the cancelled South Dakota BB49 and Lexington CC1 class ships. Coverage extends to the Battlecruisers of the Alaska CB1 class. The information contained within this volume has hereto, only been available across a wide spectrum of reference sources. It is now available for the first time, under one set of bookcovers.
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Introducing a new format in Battleship Reference Books....with newly researched material and new original artwork....this volume is the end product of over 45 years of extensive research.....This is not only a book for the serious naval historian, but also for those with interest in these magnificent ships.From the Back Cover:
This volume presents a concise in depth technical reference covering all USN Capital Ships designs from 1941 to 1963. As well as coverage of the Arkansas BB33 class thru the Montana BB67 class ships, coverage extends to the USS Utah AG16, USS Wyoming AG17, USS Mississippi BB41 and as the AG128. There are sections on the canceled South Dakota BB49 and Lexington CC1 classes of 1922. The Alaska class Large Cruisers are covered. It also features the original 'as ordered' scheme XVI design of the North Carolina class of 1937. A complete chronology of US Capital Ship operations 1941-1963 is included. Full Class Statistical Data, and Chronology is included for each ship. This book covers in detail, every aspect of each ship's modifications and appearance changes. In addition there are sections on armor systems, aircraft, radar, fire control directors, and ship's camouflage. Illustrated with 52 original paintings, 86 line drawings, and 257 photographs
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd,Revised & enlarged. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1438257449
Book Description art by wayne, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd,revised & enlarged edition. 140 pages. 9.75x7.75x0.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1438257449