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by Thomas Walkowiak,Robert F. Sumrall
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  • Author:
    Thomas Walkowiak,Robert F. Sumrall
  • ISBN:
    0870212982
  • ISBN13:
    978-0870212987
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  • Publisher:
    Naval Inst Pr; 1st American Edition edition (April 1, 1989)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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    Americas
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The Iowa Class Battleships: Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri & Wisconsin (Weapons and Warfare). Other than that perhaps more color profiles from Walkowiak such as the one on the cover and it would been THE reference on the Iowa class

The Iowa Class Battleships: Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri & Wisconsin (Weapons and Warfare). Other than that perhaps more color profiles from Walkowiak such as the one on the cover and it would been THE reference on the Iowa class. The photograph selection is second to none, do wish some of them had been made larger, but the number given plus the depth of detail shown more than make up for it.

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This volume is a compilation of technical data on the four ships of the Iowa class and a study of the design changes and construction processes of the two ships that were cancelled. It also charts the careers of the Iowa, New Jersey, Wisconsin and Missouri from inception to 2002. It also charts the careers of the "Iowa", "New Jersey", "Wisconsin" and "Missouri" from inception to 2002.

S. Navy photo & partial text from the book "IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS-Their Design, Weapons and Equipment" by Robert F. Sumrall & Tom Walkowiak, submitted by Mike Green. In this photograph of the Iowa (BB-61), taken 30 September 1940, construction of the double and triple bottoms is clearly shown. The tunnel stern begins to take shape aft as the half siding for the keel rises on the plating supports. Note the prefabricated sections of the double and triple bottoms stacked aft ready to be dropped into place.

Iowa Class Battleships. Their Design, Weapons and Equipment. by Robert F. Sumrall, Thomas Walkowiak. Published April 1989 by Naval Institute Press.

SUMRALL, ROBERT F. (Author) Conway Maritime Press (Publisher). Sumner-Gearing class destroyers their design, weapons and equipment. The Iowa class battleships Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri and Wisconsin. British battleships 'Warrior' 1860 to 'Vanguard' 1950 a history of design, construction and armament. Imperial War Museums home Connect with IWM.

Shows and describes the structure of the U.S. battleships and discusses the history of this design

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All the points previously made do hold, not sure I share the reservation on the book not having the 80's re-activation of the class, there is plenty of info online on that matter, we need more of the WWII period, which this book provides in plenty of detail.

Graphically, this is the best reference modelers can find on Big Mo and her sisters. The plan profiles given are useful, although perhaps they could have been printed on fold-outs using a bigger scale, but hey, that's a minor nit-pick. Other than that perhaps more color profiles from Walkowiak such as the one on the cover and it would been THE reference on the Iowa class.

The photograph selection is second to none, do wish some of them had been made larger, but the number given plus the depth of detail shown more than make up for it. Historical facts, service record, is only superficially covered, but based on the title of the book this wasn't the place for that. May I suggest the Paul Stillwell book, Battleship Missouri: An Illustrated History as the perfect companion to this book. Once in possession of both books and you will be set.
Mr.Bean
Do yourself a favor: if you really want to see what craftsmanship, precision, and quality can produce, read this book. Required reading for anyone who has ever put to sea, or has dreamed of the passion for distant horizons.
Pruster
Good overview of the design & operation of these amazing machines. Lots of pictures you won't find anywhere else.
Humin
This was a superb book on America's most famous class of battleships. I loved the detail into the design, the building, and the features of the Iowa class battleships. The book's description of the battleships armament, watertight compartments was excellent and I enjoyed this book. I had been looking for it for a long time.
Mamuro
Good read Great pics
Iaran
For those who need a good source for building an Iowa class ship from WW II and forward look no further. A great historical record of the changes with the details needed for each ship in the class.
Kekinos
This was a fairly pricey book for me, but I had just bought a model kit of the ship and wanted to read about it and use the photos for detailing information. Another book I bought had a lot more human interest information and less about iron actual iron; this book had just what I wanted. Lots of history and many good pictures, etc. It had a lot of information about the design of the turrets and the internal problems in the Navy that that revealed.
All in all, well worth the money to me.
great job