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September 2016: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Warship Pictorail  #45 Square Bridge Fletcher
Warship Pictorial 45 - Square Bridge Fletcher
by Rick Davis

Pictorial format softbound book, 72 pages, 5 color images, 126 B & W images about the "Square Bridge" variation of the US Navy Fletcher class destroyers from the Second World War period. This book covers the warships in detail with historic photography, showing all aspects of the different variants from each of the builders, as well as the changes made to the type during their service during the war. As with all "Warship Pictorial" series books, this is yet one more that offers the best photographic coverage of the stated topic. This is also a companion to the earlier "Round Bridge Fletcher" title in the WP series books, No. 42 (WP42 - Round Bridge Fletcher).

Retail Price $ 18.00  MAP $ 17.95
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Feburary 2016: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Warship Pictorail  #44 USS Yorktown CV-5
USS Yorktown CV-5

WP44 - USS Yorktown CV-5 by Steve Wiper is a pictorial history of one of the more famous aircraft carriers in the US Navy. Commissioned a few years prior to WWII, she would be one of the primary contenders in Americas fight for survival in the first year of the Pacific War, The early "Hit and Run" raids, the Battle of Coral Sea, until her loss at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Her history is covered extensively with very detailed photography of nearly every aspect of this once great warship. A written history is provided, as well as extensive captions on each photograph. Many aspects of her are pointed out in the photographs, a few of which are printed here for the first time. This book is yet one more fantastic photo study of a warship in the extensive Warship Pictorial Series books. This book contains 72 pages, with 10 color, 81 B & W images and 4 illustrations.

Retail Price $ 18.00  MAP $ 17.95
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March 2015: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Aircraft Pictorial  #8 F4U-1 Corsair Vol. 2
F4U-1 Corsair Vol. 2
by Dana Bell
 

Following on the heels of our remarkable Birdcage Corsair book, Classic Warships is pleased to announce F4U-1 Corsair, Volume 2, the eighth book in our Aircraft Pictorial series. Volume 2 covers the "raised cabin" versions of the F4U-1: the so-called "-1A," the -1C, and the -1D. Author Dana Bell spent two years researching this book, and his efforts have resulted in an entirely new technical history of the World War II Corsair. This heavily illustrated book provides a wealth of details for the modeler and restorer, and a fresh new understanding for the armchair historian and enthusiast.

- 113 photos and 20 drawings, most never before published
- full production lists, including starting and ending serial numbers of major revisions
- the revised story of post-war Reserve markings
- a new explanation of the fixed-wing, land-based Corsair
- details of the British carbon monoxide extraction system
- the first details of the two different wingtips fitted to British Corsair: the short wingtips and the "short short" wingtips
- details of the Mark 5 rocket projectile installation
- photos of the stall warning system
- closeups of the 20mm guns fitted to the F4U-1C
- details of all three tail gear door installations
- details of the field-installed camera mounts
- details of the twin pylon installations of the -1D
- details of the centerline stores installation, including both Brewster bomb racks
- details of the rare pyrotechnic pistol installation
- cockpit changes for the raised cabin installation
- drawings and color call-outs for the Fleet Air Arm's camouflage
- the story of the Corsair's many canopy and windscreen variations
- images of the engine installation, including details of the water-injection system
- the first published images of the FG-3
- the background of the Corsair's return to carrier operations
- the interrelated stories of Brewster and Goodyear production

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December 2014: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Warship Pictorial  #42 Round Bridge Fletcher
Round Bridge Fletcher

In 1941, the US Navy began building a fleet of large destroyers, its first design to rival the Japanese “special type” destroyers that had first entered service more than a decade before. These "2,100-toners" became the most successful of all American destroyers, fast, roomy, capable of absorbing enormous punishment, and a flush deck design. This book covers the 58 units of the total of 175 built in the class, known as the "Round Bridge" design. Overall, aerial and many detail images, all period photography, highlight these valiant warships that carried the US Navy through the Second World War in the Pacific. Contained within the 72 pages and covers are 4 color photos and 122 B & W photos, most never before in print. This book is a "must have" for any interested in the visual history of this warship type and in US Navy destroyers of the World War Two era.
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November 2014: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Aircraft Pictorial  #7 F4U-1 Corsair Vol. 1
F4U-1 Corsair - Part 1
by Dana Bell


There are many fine books describing the original "Birdcage" Corsair, but once again the Aircraft Pictorial Series has turned up new documentation explaining this amazing aircraft. Using the varied holdings of the National Archives and the National Air and Space Museum, Dana Bell presents a fresh interpretation of the F4U-1's history and technology. The book presents:
- the truth behind the 1943 decision to remove Corsairs from US Navy aircraft carriers
- the story behind the unofficial "-1A" designation
- a completely new explanation of the camouflage schemes carried by early Corsairs
- the first explanation of the Molins six-shooter flare launcher
- the first images of VF-17's external drop tanks
- the five tail wheel struts used by Corsairs
- the standard radios and antenna variations
- the strange but standard canopy and turtledeck variations
- the Westinghouse 19A jet engine experiments
- the parallel-development of the Brewster F3A-1 and Goodyear FG-1
- serial number lists with production changes
- the story of the British Corsair Mark I
- dozens of never-before-published photos

A second volume will cover the raised cockpit versions of the -1 Corsair: the "-1A," -1C, and -1D.

 

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October 2014: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Aircraft Pictorial # 6 F4 B/N Phantom
Aircraft Pictorial # 6 F4 B/N Phantom
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Retail Price $ 24.00
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October 2012: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Warship Pictorial #39 German Battleships 1939-1945
Warship Pictorial #39: German Battleships 1939-1945
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Warship Pictorial #39 German Battleships 1939-1945

German Battleships of the Second World War period has long been the fascination of many "Battleship" enthusiasts, but strangely enough, there has never been a photo-history book published on the topic... until now. All four of the German battleships that served the Third Reich are covered in this soft bound, 72 page 130+ image photo album, arranged in a chronological format, beginning with the start of the war in Europe in September 1939 and ending in May 1945.

Those battleships include SCHARNHORST, GNEISENAU, BISMARCK and the TIRPITZ. WP39 will take you on a tour of the battleships, showing how each warship appeared throughout the war, including their demise. There are many rare and quite a few "Never Before Published" photographs contained within this volume with extensive captions, calling out the warship in the image, as well as technical details and camouflage information. This book is a "Must Have" for German battleship enthusiasts.

Retail price: $18.00
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August 2012: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Warship Pictorial #38 IJN Nagato Class Battleships
Warship Pictorial #38: IJN Nagato Class Battleships
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Warship Pictorial #38 IJN Nagato Class Battleships
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Retail price: $18.00
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March 2012: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Aircraft Pictorial #4 F4F Wildcat
Aircraft Pictorial #4: F4F Wildcat
Information about the Book
The fourth book in our new series is at the printer and orders are being taken now. Full book details to be posted here soon.

Retail price: $18.00
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October 2011: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Warship Pictorial #37 RM Roma
Warship Pictorial #37: RM Roma
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Warship Pictorial #37 RM Roma
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Retail price: $18.00
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August 2011: New Calendars from Classic Warships Publishing
2012 Calendars: 100% Color WWII Photographs
2012 Calendar: US Navy Warships of WWII     2012 Calendar: US Navy Aircraft of WWII
Information about our calendars
2012 Calendars: US Navy Warships of WWII & US Navy Aircraft of WWII
Our 2012 Calendars are the follow up to last year's first of their kind calendars, with 100% historic color photos from WWII. These calendars look great on any wall and are great conversation starters. Give your history buff or veteran one of the best gifts they'll receive all year, a 2012 Calendar from Classic Warships Publishing.

Retail price: Calendars: $12.00
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May 2011: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Warship Pictorial #36 Kriegsmarine Scharnhorst
Warship Pictorial #36: Kriegsmarine Scharnhorst
Information about the Book
Warship Pictorial #36 Kriegsmarine Scharnhorst
72 pages

Includes rarely seen photos, close up shots, and color images of this German vessel. Careful research went into this book, as it does with every Classic Warships publication.

This Warship Pictorial also features plenty of images of equipment and gear.

Retail price: $18.00
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May 2011: New Shipcraft book from Classic Warships Publishing
Shipcraft Special - Grand Fleet Battlecruisers
Shipcraft Special - Grand Fleet Battlecruisers
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Shipcraft Special - Grand Fleet Battlecruisers by Steve Backer
128 pages, 64 in color.

This book covers 15 battlecruisers of the British Royal Navy that saw action during the First World War period. The book covers their development, history, fitment and fates in the historical section of this book. This portion also contains photos and drawings of all of the ships covered. The model section of the book covers the model kits and accessories available, as well as an extensive model gallery that is superb. For anyone interested in the topic of the battlecruisers of the RN from the First World War period, wether in their history, images, or as a model builder, this book really gives one more than has ever been offered previously.

Our Shipcraft series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans.

The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.

Retail price: $42.00
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April 2011: New Series To Be Released Later This Year
Military Pictorial: #1 Wehrmacht

COMING SOON: Military Pictorial Series
COMING SOON: Military Pictorial Series

September 2010: New Shipcraft book from Classic Warships Publishing
Shipcraft Special - Allied Torpedo Boats
Shipcraft Special - Allied Torpoedo Boats
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Shipcraft Special - Allied Torpedo Boats
128 pages

This book concentrates on the types used in the greatest numbers - Vosper 'short' MTBs in the RN and Elco PT Boats in the USN and the principal variants - but there is also coverage of designs by other builders, and a few experimental craft. Dive in to the detail of torpedo boats, and the weapons and equipment they carried with this double-length Shipcraft Special.

Our Shipcraft series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans.

The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.

Retail price: $40.00
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August 2010: New from Classic Warships Publishing
2011 Calendars: 100% Color WWII Photographs
Warship Pictorials #33, 34 & 35
Aircraft Pictorials #3
US Navy Warships of WWII US Navy Floatplanes of WWII OS2U Kingfisher
2011 Calendar 2011 Calendar Aircraft Pictorials # 3
US Navy Warships of WWII US Navy Floatplanes of WWII OS2U Kingfisher
USS Lexington CV-2 USN Battleships in Color Ticonderoga Class Cruisers
Warship Pictorials # 33 Warship Pictorials # 34 Warship Pictorials # 35
USS Lexington CV-2 USN Battleships in Color Ticonderoga Class Cruisers
Information about our new products
Classic Warships Publishing debuted four new books and two calendars at this year's International Plastic Modeler's Society National Convention.

2011 Calendars: US Navy Warships of WWII & US Navy Floatplanes of WWII
Our 2011 Calendars are the first of their kind with 100% historic color photos from WWII. These calendars look great on any wall and are great conversation starters. Give your history buff or veteran one of the best gifts they'll receive all year, a 2011 Calendar from Classic Warships Publishing.

Aircraft Pictorials # 3 OS2U Kingfisher
Includes dozens of high resolution photos, drawings and illustrations of the Kingfisher from the manufacturer and in operation.
72 pages, with 71 B&W, and 8 color photos.

Warship Pictorials # 33 USS Lexington CV-2
Get ready for an in-depth look at the USS Lexington including drawings and never before seen photos. CV-2 went through a number of changes from 1937-1942, all of which are fully detailed in this new book.
72 pages, with 70 B&W photos, color cover photos.

Warship Pictorials # 34 USN Battleships in Color
If you're going to buy just one book on classic US Navy battleships, this should be it. This book will have you experiencing the 1940's like never before, in full color. Features many unpublished photos.
72 pages - 100% color, with 100 color images of US Navy Battleships.

Warship Pictorials # 35 Ticonderoga Class Cruisers
This book covers the Tico cruisers through the years, including their different variations and technological upgrades.
72 pages, with 136 B&W, and 20 color photos.

Retail prices: Calendars: $12.00 | Warship Pictorials $18.00 or $24.00 | Aircraft Pictorial $18.00
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June 2010: New Shipcraft books from Classic Warships Publishing
Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships & Admiral Hipper Class Cruisers
Shipcraft #15: Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships     Shipcraft #16: Admiral Hipper Class Cruisers
Information about the Books
Our Shipcraft series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly detailed line drawings and scale plans.

The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.

Shipcraft #15 Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships
The five ships of the highly successful Queen Elizabeth class, a design of fast battleship that set the benchmark for the last generation of dreadnoughts. Although they fought with distinction in WW1, all were thought valuable enough to be modernised between the wars - indeed, three were massively reconstructed, providing the modelmaker with a challenging variety of possible subjects. 64 pages.

Shipcraft #16 Admiral Hipper Class Cruisers
The five ships of the largest and most sophisticated German cruiser class of WWII, suffered very different fates. Blucher was sunk during the invasion of Norway in 1940, whereas Admiral Hipper fought right through the war. The most famous, Prinz Eugen, escaped when Bismarck was sunk and survived to be expended in a postwar Atomic bomb test. Seydlitz was intended to be converted to an aircraft carrier, but never finished, while Lutzow was sold to Russia and sunk by her erstwhile owners. 64 pages.

Retail price: $24.00 each
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December 2009: New book from Classic Warships Publishing
Aircraft Pictorial #2 SB2U Vindicator
Aircraft Pictorial #2: SB2U Vindicator
Information about the Book
The second book in our new series, authored by famed aircraft historian Dan Bell, is a dedicated look at the US Navy dive bomber from the pre-war and early WWII period. All aspects of this aircraft are covered in a 72 page format, 8 of which are full color. Included are numerous photographs of overall views, all exterior details, cockpit interiors, line drawings, color photographs, and color illustrations. Extensive research is presented within the body of text, as well as informative captions which accompany each photograph and the illustrations. This book offers many previously unknown details and corrections to past information in one of, if not the most extensive look at this aircraft type. This publication, as well as this new series of dedicated aircraft pictorials, will become a highly sought after reference for both the aircraft modeler and enthusiast.

Retail price: $18.00
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