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Kriegsmarine Type VII U-Boats Book Review by John Asmussen
Book Title
Warship Pictorial #27 - Kriegsmarine Type VII U-Boats
Author
Steve Wiper
Publisher
Classic Warships Publishing
ISBN Number
0-9745687-6-7
Published
August 2004
Retail Price
$17.00 US
Warship Pictorial #27 - Kriegsmarine Type VII U-Boats - Book Review
The book cover all the different versions of the famous German Type VII U-boat. The Type VII U-boats was the backbone of the German U-boat force.

The book is 72 pages + cover.

There are 121 black & white and 11 colour photos which is a great help to ship modellers. Many of them has not been published before. The book contain 21 line drawings showing camouflage and details of the different versions of the Type VII U-boat.

Furthermore the book have sections devoted to the different weapons used, electronic warfare equipment and schnorkel.

This book is a perfect match with the newly released and very succesful Revell 1:72 scale Type VII U-boat model kit.

I can only recommend this book to anybody interested in the German Type VII U-boat.

Warship Pictorial #27 - Kriegsmarine Type VII U-Boats - Scans from the Book
A part of the general history of the Type VII U-boats. Lots of facts and figures. Wonderful photos showing many details of the conning tower. Here it is the U-552, commanded by the famous Eric Topp. If you buy the Revell Type VII model kit you can make an exact model of this U-boat. The correct decals are included in the kit.
Great detail photo of a navigation and anti-aircraft platform. Fantastic and very rare colour photo of German U-boats.
A good example of how the book shows a line drawing of the conning tower area together with a photo. This is done for all the different versions of the U-boat in the book. In the upper right corner the technical details for this version can be seen. Four of the excellent 21 line drawings in the book. A wealth of information. Who said an U-boat is just an U-boat?

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