Weapons of World War II Book Review
By Ray Mehlberger
|Date of Review||December 2007||Title||Weapons of World War II|
|Author||Alexander Ludeke||Publisher||Parragon Publishing|
|Format||320 pages, hardbound||MSRP (USD)||$14.98|
The book describes the weapons and vehicles of all the countries that fought in WWII in a clear and comprehensive manner. It offers an overview of the diverse weaponry used by both the Axis Powers and the Allies.
The weapons described here range from pistols to battle tanks and from single-engined fighter planes to largest and heaviest aircraft. Battleships and subs are covered. This book examines every major area of military machinery and even includes a chapter on special weapons…like rockets and the A-bomb.
Everything you might want to know about the development and deployment of each type of weapon can be found here, along with the relevant technical specifications. There are historically and technically precise profiles that are presented in 500 photographs and technical drawings.
The book has 117 black and white photos, 38 color ones, 282 color profiles (17 of which are 2-views). Lots of camouflage schemes on things for us modelers to drool over.
The book is a real bargain at just a few cents under $15.00. Highly recommended.