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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book by Skulski
Janusz Skulski is probably one of the foremost IJN experts outside of Japan and his books are known for their meticulous research and first class drawings. Skulski uses sources in Japan with ties to the IJN and this is reflected in his books. This effort on the cruiser Takao is probably his best effort, with more information than the Yamato book (of course, the...
Published on December 25, 1999 by wonderrat

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3.0 out of 5 stars good book tons of technical drawings
good book but way too much technical information
I was able to resell it for a very good price on eBay
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book by Skulski, December 25, 1999
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wonderrat "wonderrat" (Mountain View, CA USA) - See all my reviews
Janusz Skulski is probably one of the foremost IJN experts outside of Japan and his books are known for their meticulous research and first class drawings. Skulski uses sources in Japan with ties to the IJN and this is reflected in his books. This effort on the cruiser Takao is probably his best effort, with more information than the Yamato book (of course, the Yamato was sunk and information on her is sparse-Takao survived the war, albeit in a damaged state) and none of the editing flaws which marred his latest book on the Fuso.
The drawings are worth the price of the book and contain enough information for the modeler to scratchbuild or improve the only Takao model on the market, which is a pretty bad one. A must for any ship modeler or historian, especially since the only other book comparable to this one is written in Japanese.
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4.0 out of 5 stars My Thoughts (for whatever they're worth), December 2, 1998
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kcd@ziggyworks.com (San Diego, California) - See all my reviews
Janusz Skulski's second contributation to the "Anatomy of the Ship" series, I thought that this was a bit more polished than the "Yamato" volume. These two books together are one of the best English-language resources (that I am aware of) for WWII Japanese navy vessels. This book has everthing; from profiles of the ship as it appeared in its career, down to the rivet patterns used to assemble the hull, all in scaled drawings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Heavy Cruiser Takao, September 25, 2012
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The book, Anatomy of the Ship, and Janusz Skulski lived up to its reputation!
The Heavy Cruiser Takao has enough information to make a duplicate.
This book is a must for scratchbuilding and worth the money spent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the cost., August 5, 2013
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Mr Michael J Lindfield (Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Heavy Cruiser Takao (Anatomy of the Ship) (Hardcover)
This is the seventh book in this series that I have purchased, and it is the best yet. All of the other books were lacking in some respect or other, but this book covered all of the features about Takao that I was interested in. Well worth the price of purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars complex model made easier, October 2, 2014
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This review is from: The Heavy Cruiser Takao (Anatomy of the Ship) (Hardcover)
This is a tough ship to model due to the complicated pagoda but Skulski has labored to provide you with the details and know-how to make this ship.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good book tons of technical drawings, May 27, 2014
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good book but way too much technical information
I was able to resell it for a very good price on eBay
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The Heavy Cruiser Takao (Anatomy of the Ship) by Janusz Skulski (Hardcover - Aug. 2004)
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