IJN Nagato Class Battleships Book Review
|Date of Review||August 2012||Title||IJN Nagato Class Battleships|
|Author||Steve Wiper||Publisher||Classic Warships Publishing|
|Format||72 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$18.00|
Classic Warships has released another in a series of warship pictorial books, this time Steve Wiper brings us the Imperial Japanese Navy Nagato Class Battleships Warship Pictorial. This is the only English language photo style book published about the Nagato Class Battleships. This very handy reference pictorial book is loaded with an 86 black and white photographs of the HJMS Nagato and the HJMS Mutsu Battleships. A record of movement for the Pacific war of each battleship is presented in chronological order. Included are many close up photos which were obtained from a USAAF officer stationed in Japan and the US National Archives in the Washington DC area, many have never been published before. The beautiful cover painting is from Steve Wiper's good friend and naval artist Tom Freeman.
Thanks goes out to Steve Wiper of classicwarships.com for the review sample!