This addition to the much acclaimed series of books using original builders’ plans is again a publication in association with the (British) National Maritime Museum Greenwich. The NMM holds sets of original builders plans and this book makes available reproductions of the plans for the battleship Warspite – Most Recommended.
NAME: Battleship Warspite, detailed in the original builders' plans FILE: R2654 AUTHOR: Robert Brown PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Seaforth Publishing BINDING: hard back PAGES: 144 PRICE: £30.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWI, World War One, Great War, First World War, World War 1, WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, D-Day, Normandy landings, inter war years, major refit ISBN: 978-1-5267-1937-9 IMAGE: B2654.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yaa8au3g LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This addition to the much acclaimed series of books using original builders' plans is again a publication in association with the (British) National Maritime Museum Greenwich. The NMM holds sets of original builders plans and this book makes available reproductions of the plans for the battleship Warspite - Most Recommended. The publishers have not only made this fine production available at a very aggressive price, but they have also published electronic editions. The limitation of the eBook versions is the screen on which they are displayed and a large format fine paper hard bound book with a number of fold-out pages is impossible to do full justice to in electronic format, but it does make the subject available to a very much wider audience. The quality of the images is outstanding and together they provide a unique perspective on a great warship that served with distinction in two World Wars, including participation in the largest amphibious landings of history at Normandy. This book will be a must-buy for serious naval history enthusiasts, model makers and engineers, and naval historians. There is simply no other book to compete with this collection of plans and well-research descriptive text. It deserves a very much wider readership which should be assured by the aggressive pricing for the paper version and the low priced eBook versions. Warspite is a very interesting subject because it is a design of the pre-WWI era, built and operated for WWI and then taken through a series of major refits that equipped it to serve on effectively through WWII. The plans show not only the fine detail of her internal construction and equipment, but demonstrate how a well-built armoured hull could be modified to equip it to operate against the new air threats of WWII and employ spotter seaplanes to increase the long range performance of its reliable 15in main armament. The book will provide valuable information to its readers, but it will also become highly collectable in later years. The author and the publishers are to be strongly commended for an excellent and unique book.