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    Japanese Heavy Cruiser Takao, 1937-1946 (Super Drawings in 3D) (Paperback) By (author) Janusz Skulski, By (author) Andrzej Sobucki, By (author) Waldemar Goralski

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    DescriptionTakao was the first of four Takao-class heavy cruisers designed to be an improvement over the previous Myoko-class design. The Myoko had proved to be unstable and required modifications, which were incorporated into the Takao design. The Takao-class ships were approved under the 1927 fiscal year budget as part of the Imperial Japanese Navy's strategy of the Decisive Battle, forming the backbone of a multipurpose long-range strike force. Takao was built by the Yokosuka Naval shipyards, and like her sister ships, was named after a mountain. Launched on 12 May 1930 at the Yokosuka Navy Yard and commissioned on 31 May 1932, she was the lead ship of her class, assigned to the Pacific from the start of the war. In early 1942, Takao operated in the Java Sea in operations culminating in the Battle of the Java Sea in early March, when one of Takao's floatplanes bombed the Dutch merchant ship Enggano. The next night, Takao and Atago overtook the old United States Navy destroyer Pillsbury and sank her with no survivors. Throughout the rest of the war she was involved in various Pacific campaigns against the Allies. About the Series This series focuses on the construction of famous ships - battleships, carriers, cruisers, and submarines. With ground-breaking 3D imagery, each corner, angle, and dimension of the ship is viewable. With various close-up views, and each 3D image based on actual technical scale drawings and photographs, this makes an exceptional reference tool. Information on the design, development and combat history of each vessel is also included, as well as numerous photographs and 1/350th scale drawings.


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    Title
    Japanese Heavy Cruiser Takao, 1937-1946
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Janusz Skulski, By (author) Andrzej Sobucki, By (author) Waldemar Goralski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 92
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 294 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9788362878901
    ISBN 10: 8362878908
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTM
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JWF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    LC classification: TT
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Abridged Dewey: 745
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150, CRA020000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPJ
    DC22: 359
    DC23: 359.32530952
    Thema V1.0: JWCK, NHTM
    Illustrations note
    3D Colour artwork (140 renders), Double A1 pull-out decal sheet
    Publisher
    Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza
    Imprint name
    Kagero Oficyna Wydawnicza
    Publication date
    19 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Lublin