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British Destroyers 1939-45: Wartime-built Classes

By Angus Constam, illustrated by Tony Bryan
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | SHIPS
FSMNP0418_21
Comments: Softcover, 48 pages, 32 black-and-white photos and 8 color illustrations

ISBN:
978-1-4728-2580-3

Price:
$18

Publisher:
Osprey Publishing


From the publisher:
As the possibility of war loomed in the 1930s, the British Admiralty looked to update its fleet of destroyers to compete with the new ships being built by Germany and Japan, resulting in the commissioning of the powerful Tribal-class. These were followed by the first of several slightly smaller ships that carried fewer guns than the Tribals but were armed with a greatly enlarged suite of torpedoes.

The first of these, the “J/K/N” class, were followed by a number of wartime variants with slight changes to their weaponry to suit different wartime roles. Designed to combat enemy surface warships, aircraft, and U-boats, these destroyers were built to face off against anything the enemy could throw at them.

A collection of contemporary photographs and color artwork shows the ships that formed the backbone of the Royal Navy during World War II.


FSM says:
Modelers can get acquainted with WWII destroyers and refer to the illustrations for eight different color schemes.

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