Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John by Ian Johnston PDF

By Ian Johnston

Between 1906 and 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons outfitted 5 battlecruisers, each larger than the final, culminating within the powerful Hood, the biggest warship of her day. If Tiger is considered a amendment of the Lion category layout, this represents each step within the evolution of those charismatic, and arguable, ships. Like such a lot shipyards of the time, Clydebank hired expert photographers to list the entire strategy of building, utilizing large-plate cameras that produced photos of beautiful readability and element; 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 development 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 topics 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 advent via Ian Johnston, bargains send modellers and fanatics a wealth of visible info easily unobtainable elsewhere.

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