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The Battleship USS Arizona

The Battleship USS Arizona Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review March 2013 Title The Battleship USS Arizona
Author Waldemar Goralski, Leszek Wieliczko, Piotr Wisniewski Publisher Kagero
Published 2013 ISBN 9788362878536
Format 88 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $22.95


Building Trumpeter's USS Arizona?  Modifying REVELL's ancient offering?  Make this is superb guide your detail reference.

The Battleship USS Arizona – part of Kagero's "Super Drawings in 3D" series – sports dozens of stunningly superb, informative images over 88 compact pages.

All is not glitz and glimmer.  Introductory notes recap the legendary battleship's design, construction and early use.  Text then segues to post-WWI service and modernization – before turning to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.  An illuminating "analysis of the destruction" completes prefatory remarks.

At least 120 3-D drawings follow.  These detail the warship's final 1931 refit – the configuration Arizona sported in December 1941.  A separate sheet of USS Arizona plans to 1:350 scale and a set of 3-D glasses – really! – complete contents.

I just wish that Kagero included English equivalents for metric measurements.  After all, that reflects historical specs.


With thanks to Casemate for the review copy.