Ian Johnston's Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John 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 effective 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 such a lot shipyards of the time, Clydebank hired specialist photographers to checklist the full technique of development, utilizing large-plate cameras that produced photos of wonderful readability and aspect; yet not like so much shipyard images, Clydebank’s assortment has survived, even supposing only a few of the pictures have ever been released. For this publication a few 2 hundred of the main telling of those have been rigorously chosen, and scanned to the top criteria, depicting in unparalleled aspect each point 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 matters they've got a loyal following, so any new booklet has to make a true contribution. This pictorial assortment, with its long and informative captions, and an authoritative creation through Ian Johnston, deals send modellers and fans a wealth of visible details easily unobtainable elsewhere.

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