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ijn and usn books

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  • Member since
    July 2013
ijn and usn books
Posted by DURR on Friday, August 22, 2014 1:54 PM

i got a bunch of squadron publications  i love them  but what other books are out there on ships of the usn  and  ijn  WITH

tons of photos      i checked my library  and they have access to the famous boston pub lib as well as every lib in massachusetts  no luck it seems fiction is more important than research and ref. material today  i can find them on amazon  but with out seeing the book first i dont know if they are loaded with photos 


thank you

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  • From: near Nashville, TN
Posted by TarnShip on Friday, August 22, 2014 4:26 PM

DURR, I don't know if you are WW II specific, but, a good book that is hard to buy, but useful for modeling is Combat Fleets by AD Baker (many different years) this one is mostly modern USN

the Norman Friedman books called Illustrated Design Study are good for the entire USN history, there are many different subjects covered in each volume, a Carrier volume, a Battleship volume, etc

Also useful are the Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships,,,,,,again, split up into different volumes

if there is a Chartwell Encyclopedia for your subject, those are great books, you get text, photos, line drawings, color paintings and color profiles for each subject in each volume, with all five of those items in each case, you have enough to scratchbuild something if there is no kit for it

you probably already know about old Jane's Fighting Ships editions,,,,,but, I will include them for completeness sake

hope this helps


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