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The Battlecruiser HMS Hood

The Battlecruiser HMS Hood Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review February 2014 Title The Battlecruiser HMS Hood
Author Stefan Draminski Publisher Kagero
Published 2013 ISBN 9788362878789
Format 72 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $22.95

Review

The world's largest warship at the outbreak of World War II, Britain's HMS Hood sank at the hands of Nazi Germany's battleship Bismark during May 1941's Battle of the Denmark Strait.

Now Kagero offers a marvelous monograph on this classic combatant.

The Battlecruiser HMS Hood – part of the publisher's acclaimed "Super Drawings in 3D" series – sports dozens of stunningly superb, informative images over 72 colorful pages.

Introductory notes recap the legendary warship's design, construction and early use.  Text then segues to between-wars service and modernization – before turning to World War II operations.  A brief bibliography – just four sources – completes introductory remarks.

Dozens of spectacular 3-D drawings – all depicting the warship's final 1941 configuration – follow.  A separate sheet of HMS Hood plans to 1:350 scale – with details to larger scales – complete contents.

Building Trumpeter's 1:350 HMS Hood?  Adding Tamiya's 1:700 version to your collection?  Get this excellent handbook.

Recommended!

My sincere thanks to Casemate for this review sample!

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