SPAN STYLE The Richelieu was a French battleship, and the lead ship of her class She was the first French 35,000 ton battleship, designed to counter the Italian Littorio class battleships, the first modern battleships built since the 1922 Treaty of Washington Ordered in 1935, she was a scaled up version of the Dunkerque class battleships, featuring a main armament of eight 380 mm guns in two quadruple turrets in forward super firing positions Her armor and underwater protection were equal to her contemporaries, except the Japanese Yamato class battleships Her speed was surpassed only by the fastest U.S Navy battleships.About the Series This brand new series focuses on the construction of famous ships battleships, carriers, cruisers, and submarines With groundbreaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable With various close up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this is an exceptional reference tool Information on the design, development and combat history of each vessel is also included, as well as numerous photographs and 1 350th scale drawings.See...
|Title||:||The Battleship Richelieu (Super Drawings in 3D)|
|Number of Pages||:||280 Pages|
|File Size||:||898 KB|
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The Battleship Richelieu (Super Drawings in 3D) Reviews
The 17th book (No. 16017) in the Super Drawings in 3D series is devoted to the French battleship Richelieu. It is a stapled card cover in European A4 size (8-1/4" x 11-3/4") with 76 internal pages. For reasons known only to the publishers the card covers are included in the page numbering. There is also an unbound foldout so make sure it is included if buying second hand.
This is my first real good look at a French Battleship. I've always been a little puzzled about about the design of these ships as they are rather unorthodox, and the book describes some of the thinking that went into building treaty ships.
Not all that much is available on the countries involved in WW II whose navies were considered to be either second rate and/or were not around for the long haul. That's a shame for some were extremely well thought out designs based on the theory of having them survive against their better equipped opponents. Consider certain components of the French, Dutch and Italian Navies and schematic drawings such as found in this book become all the more desirable.
Great book for modelers looking for details to finish-off the Trumpter kit.
Quick shipping; product received exactly as described in ad.
For the serious students of warships, the Kagero line are fantastic! This title is especially well received in that the French warships don't get nearly the coverage of most other navies of WWII.
Excellent detail from all angles. Provided details I had never seen elsewhere which I will use in the 1:400 model I will assemble.