- Paperback: 50 pages
- Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications; 1st edition (November 4, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897474074
- ISBN-13: 978-0897474078
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,518,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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U.S. Light Cruisers in Action - Warships No. 12 Paperback – November 4, 1999
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The B&W photos help show the gun positions, the lines of each class and there are two pages of color plates showing the camoflague schemes used during the war. Plenty of data and statistics, line drawings that show the planes, different weapons used (gun mounts from 20mm all the way up to 8" cannon).
A really great book for modelers and those who want to get an introduction of US cruisers that were built and used to great effect in WW2. It's a very affordable way to increase your knowledge of naval weapontry and history, I highly recommend it.
After an introductory chapter on the development of light cuisers in the USN, Adcock examines the ships found in each of the six classes: Omaha, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Cleveland, St. Louis and Worcester. These ships - bearing such illustrious names as Raleigh, Marblehead, Nashville, Birmingham, Juneau and Oklahoma City - compiled a great combat record, seeing extensive combat not only in WWII. Some also took part in the Korean fighting and even the Vietnam War!
'Warships Number 12' fills its 50 pages with concise and entertaining information, dozens of b&w photographs including many detail shots and Don Greer color artwork. Greer's back cover depiction of USS Juneau in action is a great piece of artwork!
Naval buffs will enjoy U.S. LIGHT CRUISERS IN ACTION. It's great value for the price! Recommended.
The book itself was listed as used, but I would not have know it. It arrived right on time and in perfect condition at a good price. Since this book seems to be out of print, or at least not available on the Squadron web site, I was very happy to get it.