The author has produced a huge collection of the finest ships’ plans and drawings of weapons systems. This new book provide a unique collection of drawings of WWII British Destroyer weapons systems – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: British Naval Weapons of World War Two, Th John Lambert Collection, Volume 1: Destroyer Weapons FILE: R2840 AUTHOR: editor & introduction, Norman Friedman PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Seaforth Publishing BINDING: hard back PAGES: 240 PRICE: £40.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Naval technology, weapons technology, guns, torpedoes, depth bombs, mines, destroyers,WWII, Second World War, World War 2, World War II, anti- submarine, anti-aircraft, mine sweeping, convoy escort, fleet reconnaissance, shore bombardment
IMAGE: B2840.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y3l73654 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The author has produced a huge collection of the finest ships' plans and drawings of weapons systems. This new book provide a unique collection of drawings of WWII British Destroyer weapons systems – Most Highly Recommended There are almost 100 sheets of drawings, reproduced with all detailed views and annotation. The production is high quality as is to be expected of Seaforth Publications. All weapons from 4.7in guns downwards are detailed, together with torpedo tubes, gun directors and appropriate ancillary equipment. Every thing that model engineers and enthusiasts need to know about the weapons fitted to British destroyers during WWII. The drawings are backed up with more than 50 photographs. The editor has provided an in-depth introduction to the procurement and development of the weapons. This is further enhanced by a selection of destroyer plans that show the typical dispositions of the armament. Model makers, model engineers, enthusiasts and professionals will value this new book and regard it as an essential part of the naval history libraries. That it is the first of a series of volumes is even more welcome and it will form a natural companion to Perkin's British Warships Recognition, produced by the same publisher in conjunction with the British National Maritime Museum. The price is aggressive for a volume of this quality and Seaforth Publishing will also offer discounts in the Pen and Sword promotional sales programme. Even so, it will deter some readers who would enjoy and benefit from the book. Unfortunately, the serious cull and reduction of public lending libraries will also leave some potential readers without access to copies. However, relatives and friends may rectify this at Christmas or birthdays. This is a book to acquire at all costs.