Warship Data #5
USS Yorktown (CV-10)
A Pictorial Histories Publication
by Robert Sumrall
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Reviewed by Timothy Dike
This book is the fifth in a series of books covering some of the famous ships of war. This one cover the USS Yorktown from her building, right up to her preservation as a museum ship. The book covers her history in WW2, Korea, and Viet Nam as well as her design and development.
The book has a couple of nice fold-out 8-1/2" by 22" plan and elevation drawings by Thomas Walkowiak. They show her as built in 1943 and in her 1970 configuration. The SCB-27 and SCB 125 and FRAM projects, are discussed with the changes they entailed. 

Other drawings include a camouflage design sheet showing her in her 1944  era Ms 33 Design 10a scheme.

In the back of the book is a list of the Essex class carriers and the conversions they received from their commissioning to decommissioning. 

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There are some really nice rendering by Paul Bender of the 1943 and 1970 configuration as well as some of the aircraft that the ship operated
You will find quite a few color photo's of the Yorktown such as the ones showing her as CVS-10, during her career as an Anti sub carrier. There are plenty of detail shots of the island, showing changes that were made including radar upgrades. Hanger shots will prove to be helpful for the modeler, especially those showing the aircraft suspended from the ceiling in the hanger bay.
This 8-1/4" x 11" soft book has 60 pages and is a great resource for anyone who is interested in the Essex class carriers. At only $9.95 US it is a great value to the modeler and warship enthusiast alike.

Special thanks to Keith Butterley of Warship Books for the review copy. Keith carries a full line of  Warships Data books as well as just about any Warship related book you need.

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