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British Battleships 1919-1945

New Revised Edition by Burt, R.A. Code: 61630 Format: Paperback / 448 pages Publication date: 15/06/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: June 2022 Price: AU $74.00

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, armor, 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 FuriousGlorious and Courageous.

This 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

Review: The most remarkable accomplishment of Burts 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

Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Availability: Pre Order. Release date: June 2022
Publisher: US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Publication date: 15/06/2022
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 286.00mm X 241.00mm
Code: 61630

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 an accomplished draftsman 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.