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The Battleship USS Iowa (Anatomy of The Ship) [PDF / EPUB] The Battleship USS Iowa (Anatomy of The Ship) A brilliantly detailed visual representation of one of the greatest US warships the USS Iowa whose four decades in service took her from the Pacific War in World War II to the Persian Gulf in the late A brilliantly detailed visual representation of one of the greatest US warships the USS Iowa whose four decades in service took her from the Pacific War in World War II to the Persian Gulf in the late s USS Iowa BB was the lead ship in one of the most The Battleship PDF/EPUB ² famous classes of battleships ever commissioned into the US Navy Transferred to the Pacific Fleet in the Iowa first fired her guns in anger in the Marshall Islands campaign and sank her first enemy ship the Katori The Iowa went on to serve across a number of pivotal Pacific War campaigns including at the battles of the Philippine Sea and Leyte Gulf It ended the war spending several months bombarding the Japanese Home Islands before the surrender in August After taking part in the Korea War the Iowa was decommissioned in before being briefly reactivated in the s as part of President Reagan's Ship Navy Plan After being decommissioned a second and final time in the Iowa is now a museum ship in Los Angeles This new addition to the Anatomy of the Ship series is illustrated with contemporary photographs scaled plans of the ship and hundreds of superb D illustrations which bring every detail of this historic battleship to life.


5 thoughts on “The Battleship USS Iowa (Anatomy of The Ship)

  1. says:

    If I bought a book on the human anatomy I would expect a chapter about the heart and the lungs Similarly if buy a book under the heading Anatomy of the ship I would expect a chapter on the ship's machinery but this is entirely missing in this book Previous volumes I own in this series such as the books on the Hood Warspite and Dreadnought have contained machinery chapters with many drawings of boilers engines pumps condensers as well as steam pipes and fuel flow diagrams These have all been done as technical drawings and clearly annotated I know some books such as those on the Yamato and Fuso also do not have machinery chapters but the authors have pointed out that this is because the plans were destroyed at the end of the war and the ships in uestion are at the bottom of the oceanNo such excuse exists in this case because the plans are available and the ship itself is still extant There are only a few drawings showing the machinery positions which I feel are totally inadeuate in a book of this cost and scopeAnyone familiar with the Superdrawings in 3D books will recognise the CAD drawings in the book as being of a similar standard and the exterior of the ship is well served in this respect but I feel the internal drawings are too small


  2. says:

    Whilst this book is one that tries to give the reader a fairly good idea of what such a powerful and beautiful warship was like plus the many changes made to it there are too many coloured drawings that would have been replaced by photographs seeing as the Iowa is now a floating museum so I'm sure that modern photographic techniues combined with computer graphics could have provided a far better produced book that whilst seemingly aimed at scale modellers could have been greatly enhanced by the use of modern technology


  3. says:

    Superb book on this battleship So many scale drawings and 3D colour views that make this a must have reference for modellers and those with a naval warfare interest Certainly worth the cover price another fine offering from this top class author


  4. says:

    Superb book will sit nicely with others in same series Thank you


  5. says:

    This book has everything you need to build an accurate model of the Iowa


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