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Since Takao underwent a number of refits during her 12 year career, most notably a major reconstructionthis annatomy is larger than most of the series. I’ve always been on the lookout bad pun for a good set of ship plans that won’t break my bank account. Mounting 10 8-inch guns along with 16 later 24 of the devastating “Long Lance” torpedoes, and with a top speed of 35 knots, the Takao snip were more than a match compared to their foreign contemporaries.

Section G covers the ground tackle, including all of the fittings forward of the No.

That’s not to say this book contains a full internal analysis of the ship’s interior. The Military Career of Lieutenant-Gen The hangar superstructure in and is also covered. With the recent release of Aoshima’s 1: The second section features 48 photographs of the ship fitting out, undergoing refits and trials, and “in action. Member of the P. Ray Boas, Bookseller Published: The final page shows the proper dimensions of Takao ‘s four main flags.


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Sign In Register Help Cart. The first 16 pages focus on the 8-inch guns and their mountings, with additional drawings of their structural joints, the aerial masts atop the superfiring turrets, cross-sections showing their inner workings, and details of the different ammunition types carried. Section C focuses on the ship’s impressive castle-like bridge tower, which had nine levels and stood 70 feet over the forecastle deck. Find Rare Books Book Value.

Section J shows the aircraft deck rails and turntables, catapults, and three view-drawings of the hte types of floatplanes carried onboard between and Fine condition book, in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped, unused new book. And I don’t expect there are many bears in the world called Paddington!

Index You can purchase this book and other works through the Subsim Amazon Store. The General Arrangement plans are nice by themselves, but don’t say a whole lot about how the ship was put together.

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The only thing really missing is decent set of drawings showing the ship’s structure, hull plating, and machinery. Ships with Tracking Number!

Conway Maritime Press, Naval Institute Press, Plans of several of the tower decks are included as well, along with “scrap views” showing minor modifications. A special order item has limited availability and the seller may source this title from another supplier. Takao herself had a long, rather interesting career. Biblio sellers have a fantastic collection of Beat Generation books and ephemera for browsing. Your purchase benefits world literacy!


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Modelers will appreciate the focus on minor details such as skylights, watertight doors, guardrails, rope reels, the degaussing cable, ladders, boat booms, life buoys, deck ventilators, searchlights, and hatches. The Takao was unique among WWII-ea Japanese warships in that it survive the war, had a long, well-documented history, and was extensively studied after the war by members of beavy American Naval Technical Mission to Japan.

Almost no rivet goes unnoticed, and his usage of shadow and shading makes what rhe have been boring drawings come alive. Anatomy of the Ship Series. Cruoser the war, the Allied occupation forces used Takao as a communication, repair, and accommodation base, eventually scuttling the ship in the Malacca Straight on October 27, Skulski is careful to note the ship’s changing configuration in his external plans, focusing on the ship as commissioned, in Augustafter her reconstruction, and her final configuration at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

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