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Essex Class Carriers of the Second World War (SC) - Seaforth Publishing - CB2018CSN

Essex Class Carriers of the Second World War (SC) - Seaforth Publishing - CB2018CSN

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ShipCraft Series; Steve Backer.  In-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. The subject of this volume is the hugely important American carrier class of the Second World War. Built in larger numbers than any fleet carrier before or since, the Essex class can claim to be the US Navy's most significant weapon in the defeat of Japan. Carrying up to 100 aircraft and capable of absorbing enormous punishment (not one was sunk), they spearheaded the Fast Carrier Task Forces for most of the Pacific War. With its unparalleled level of visual information - color profiles, paint schemes and camouflage, detailed line drawings, scale plans and photographs - this is simply the best reference for any model maker setting out to build one of these famous vessels. Includes modeling section reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifications and improvements plus research references. Illustrated with 89 black/white photos, 12 color profiles, line drawings and scale plans, builds (Trumpeter and Dragon), model products (Neptun, Revell, Hasegawa, Dragon, Trumpeter, Lindberg), accessories (Gold Medal Models, Flyhawk, White Ensign, Toms Modelworks, L'Arsenal, Voyager, Lion roar, Dragon, Starfighter, Nautilus), Modelmakers Showcase: National Museum of Naval Aviation; 64 pages.