|Oh no not another Yamato book!?! I know that is what most
of you are thinking just that. But you can't ignore this volume on the
largest battleship in the world. This one written by Steve Wiper is one
of the best shipcraft books to come out. It covers the Yamato class from
their building hidden from the Western world to their inglorious ends.
New light is shed on these secret weapons of the Imperial Japanese Navy
with lots of history, and design info.
|The modelers section features kit reviews of the various
kits on the market and even the aftermarket upgrades. These will give you
a good idea of which ship and even which scale to chose if you want to
build one of these monster ships. The modelers gallery features some of
the best builds I have seen of the ships by some of the best modelers.
There is even photo coverage of the 1:1 model set from the movie set and
photos of the wreck of the Yamato diorama.
This is a great book for modelers and historians alike. If you thought you already knew everything about these ships, you better guess again.
This is ShipCraft #14 - Yamato Class Battleships by Steve Wiper ISBN #978-1-84832-045-1 with a retail price of USA $23.95 US. A great price for an all in one collection of history, photos, reviews, and reference material on these mighty battleships.
This one is available in the US direct from Classic Warships. Check their website for this and other Ship Craft books.