The Battleship Bismarck Book Review
|Date of Review||December 2018||Title||The Battleship Bismarck|
|Author||Stefan Draminski||Publisher||Osprey Publishing|
|Format||336 pages, hardbound||MSRP (USD)||$60.00|
Looking for a thorough, one-stop reference on, arguably, Nazi Germany's most famous warship?
Get The Battleship Bismarck – first in an apparently new "Anatomy of the Ship" series from Osprey Publications.
A glance at the cover of this hefty hardback hints at the size and scope of this amazing, 336-page volume by author/illustrator Stefan Draminski.
The lavishly illustrated effort sports 660 beautifully produced scale drawings, 400 amazingly executed 3D Bismarck views, and plenty of supporting photos – all distributed across three chunky chapters:
- history and technical description
- primary views
- detail illustrations
The last divides into ten more subsections:
- General arrangements
- Hull structure
- Fire Control
- Other ships in Operation Rheinübung: DKM Prinz Eugen and HMS Hood
Depth of detail is astounding. What are those rectangular panels above and behind the Bugspiere? They look like windows!
What a terrific tome. I loved it. Bismarck modelers will, too.
My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!