reviewed by Timothy Dike
Steve Wiper is at it again, releasing several new titles at the 2010 Nationals. This one at first glance appears to be a rerun of the Lexington Class Carrier Photo Album. However it is a more in-depth look at the Lexington during her 1937 thru 1942 career.
|Since the previous book was released more photos have been found and Steve includes them in this new book. As always they are reproduced with the maximum amount of detail possible. The photos are nicely captioned and show the important features of the ship. They show the dramatic transformation the ship went thru leading up to and during World War Two. Most of these photos have never appeared in public before.||click to
|Also included are the May 1941 refit drawings and a portion
of her final refit drawings from April 1942. Copies of documents listing
changes made to the carrier are provided as well.
One word, Wow! This book is a fresh look at the Lexington that is a must have for modelers and historians alike. The images are better than anything you can find on the web and the drawings really clear up a lot of questions. Even the back cover is informative as one photo clearly shows Lex in blue in October 1941!
The book is in the standard 8-1/4" x 11" soft book format with 72 pages. There are 70 black and white photos, one colorized photo on the front cover and four color photos of her on the back cover.
This is Warship Pictorial 33 - USS LEXINGTON CV-2 by Steve Wiper Published
by Classic Warships Publishing