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IJN Nagato Class Battleships

IJN Nagato Class Battleships Book Review

By Stephen Sutton

Date of Review August 2012 Title IJN Nagato Class Battleships
Author Steve Wiper Publisher Classic Warships Publishing
Published 2012 ISBN 978-0-9857149-0-1
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 for the review sample!