Kriegsmarine Type VII U-Boats
by Steve Wiper of Classic Warships
reviewed by Timothy Dike
|The Type VII U-Boats were one of the most successful submarine types of World War Two. They were built in a number of variations and saw widespread service with the Kriegsmarine. This latest Classic Warships book arrives just as the new Revell Type VIIc U-Boats are getting into the hands of modelers.
|Typical of his other books this one covers the class with a number of new photo's many never seen before in print. They show all aspects of the class beginning with the early types and working up to the later versions of the class. Most of the photo's are clear and sharp. There are even some really nice color photo's that I have also never seen before.
|The book has several color profiles that show some of the camouflage measures worn during their service.
|Many of the photo's show some of the details of the subs. From close ups of the conning tower to detail views of some of the weapons that they operated with. You will find photo coverage of the rigging, radar, crew photo's, and just about every inch of the sub.
A great book for anyone interested in German U-Boats. This book is 72 pages with over 120 photos with several of them in full color. There are 8 line drawings and 3 pages of color elevation views in 1/260 scale showing camouflage markings. There is also a centerfold color plan and profile drawing of the U-83 in 1/126 scale. A history of Type VII U-boats and general statistics throughout the years in a 8-1/4" x 11" soft book format. With a retail price of $16.95 US this book is an excellent value and a great addition to your Warship reference library.