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Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John by Ian Johnston

By Ian Johnston

Between 1906 and 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons outfitted 5 battlecruisers, every one larger than the final, culminating within the powerful Hood, the biggest warship of her day. If Tiger is thought of as a amendment of the Lion type layout, this represents each step within the evolution of those charismatic, and arguable, ships. Like so much shipyards of the time, Clydebank hired specialist photographers to list the entire technique of building, utilizing large-plate cameras that produced photographs of lovely readability and aspect; yet not like so much shipyard images, Clydebank’s assortment has survived, even though only a few of the pictures have ever been released. For this ebook a few 2 hundred of the main telling of those have been conscientiously chosen, and scanned to the top criteria, depicting in unheard of element each element of the construction and becoming out of rigid, Australia, Tiger, Repulse and Hood.

Probably extra has been written approximately battlecruisers than the other warship sort, and as modelmaking matters they've got a loyal following, so any new ebook has to make a true contribution. This pictorial assortment, with its long and informative captions, and an authoritative creation by means of Ian Johnston, bargains send modellers and lovers a wealth of visible details easily unobtainable elsewhere.

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