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Japanese Battleships: Fuso & Ise Classes (SC) - Seaforth Publishing - CB8337CSN
Japanese Battleships: Fuso & Ise Classes (SC) - Seaforth Publishing - CB8337CSN


 
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ShipCraft 24; Robert Brown. Lavishly illustrated, this book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. Includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color 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. This volume covers the two related classes of Japanese 14in-gunned battleships, originally built during the First World War but subsequently totally reconstructed. They are famous for the towering forward superstructure, usually described as a pagoda bridge, that they featured when rebuilt. Ise and Hyuga underwent further reconstruction during the Second World War to emerge as a unique hybrid of battleship and aircraft carrier in a desperate attempt to compensate for fleet carriers sunk earlier in the war; 64 pages.