in action - part 2
Color by Don Greer
Heavy Cruisers in action part 2 is available online at Squadron.com
S u m m a r y
||Warships Number 15
||Soft cover, landscape format, 50
pages plus covers (incl. 2 colour centre pages).
||Good coverage of Wichita, Baltimore,
Oregon and Alaska Class Cruisers; succinct history;
logically structured; packed with photos and drawings; good variety of
camouflage schemes; FS equivalent colours supplied.
||Brief coverage of Boston, Albany and
||Recommended for US Navy enthusiasts
US Heavy Cruisers in action Part 2 will be an essential
companion to the first book in this short series (reviewed
elsewhere on HyperScale).
Part 2 focuses on the Wichita, Baltimore, Oregon and Alaska Class
Cruisers. These vessels are covered in text, photos and line
This title includes over 100 photos including some larger pictures showing
good detail of the ships. Captions are self-contained and descriptive. Almost 50
line drawings are scattered across the 50 pages too. These include drawings of
the Scout Aircraft associated with these Heavy Cruisers between 1939 and
The post-1950 guided missile conversions resulting in the Boston, Albany and Northampton
Class are also covered very briefly in six pages of text and pictures.
Six ship profiles appear as a centrefold. Three of these profiles include a
smaller profile showing the camouflage pattern on the opposite side of the
common with the profiles in Part 1, these colour pages give a good
impression of the variety of schemes carried by these important ships. Two
excellent colour plates on the back cover round out the book. These plates
depict the Alaska in Measure 321/D camouflage in early 1945 and the Chicago in
Ship colours are not listed in this volume, but an excellent table is
available in Part 1. This table includes the official
designation of the colour and quotes FS number equivalents.
This book is an inexpensive and useful reference for the Wichita, Baltimore,
Oregon and Alaska Class Heavy Cruisers.
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2001 by Brett
This Page Created on 05 November, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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