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British Battleships 1919 1945

by A, Burt, R Code: 61568 Format: Paperback / 432 pages Publication date: 07/03/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days Price: AU $55.00
This superb reference book achieved the status of classic soon after its first publication in 1993; it it remains one of the most sought-after naval reference books. And with good reason. Offering an unprecedented range of descriptive and illustrative detail, the author describes the evolution of the battleship classes through all their modifications and refits. As well as dealing with design features, armour, machinery and power plants and weaponry, he also examines the performance of the ships in battle and analyses their successes and failures; and as well as covering all the RNs battleships and battlecruisers, he also looks in detail at the aircraft carrier conversions of the WWI battlecruisers Furious, Glorious and Courageous. British Battleships 1919-1939 is a masterpiece of research and the comprehensive text is accompanied by tabular detail and certainly the finest collection of photographs and line drawings ever offered in such a book. For this new edition the author has added some 75 new photographs, many of them having never appeared in print before, and the book has been completely redesigned to fully exploit the superb photo collection. A delight for the historian, enthusiast and ship modeller, it is a volume that is already regarded as an essential reference work for this most significant era in naval history and ship design. This new softcover edition will be welcomed by a whole new generation of readers. 'The most remarkable accomplishment of Burt's volumes is their success in bringing together policy, technology, evolution to face new challenges, physical changes, and operational history, accompanied by extraordinary and extensive imagery. They simultaneously meet many of the needs of historians of technology, researchers in naval history, and modelmakers without compromising the quality of the work.' - Nautical Research Journal AUTHOR: Ray Burt has researched the design, construction and service histories of British battleships for many years, and has also assembled one of the most outstanding collections that exists of photographs of the ships. He is also an accomplished draughtsman and illustrator, and many of his superb drawings appear in this book. His most recent book, The Last British Battleship, is an in-depth study of HMS Vanguard. 300 b/w photographs, 325 line drawings
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
Publication date: 07/03/2022
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 289.00mm X 245.00mm
Code: 61568