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u/pUREsTORM · 9 pointsr/WorldOfWarships


If she's as fun to play as the Cesare, this will be well worth the purchase. It'd be fantastic if she gets released in time for the Christmas holidays.

It will go along nicely with a book I recently ordered.

u/F1NN1NG · 4 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

I probably started collecting these around 2000, when I was still a kid. The ones from Osprey are pretty nice and widely available on amazon. The Squadron/Signal's are more difficult to find these days, but your local hobby shop might carry them.

A particular favorite on mine is the one on the top right, as my thesis professor in college wrote it when he was a grad student at Yale. He was pretty surprised when I brought it in during office hours to have it signed. Apparently it hasn't been in print since the 80's.

I can post links to any of them, should any of you be interested in picking up some for yourself, not all of them are in print still though.

u/MechaKingGhidorah100 · 2 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Someone mentioned some alternatives such as the Kostromitnov which is pretty good as a Tier 10 given its basically the same size as a Midway. Also keep in mind the projects sometimes got redesigned, if I recall the 72 for example had two differing designs with one being much larger.

A good book on the never were Soviet ships is Stalin's Ocean-going Fleet: Soviet Naval Strategy and Shipbuilding Programs, 1935-53 which includes the various design specs for completed and incomplete ships, including the various iterations which is pretty helpful for ships like the Kronstadt which had a couple of wildly differing designs when it came to armament for example.

And if you wanted to have a no torpedo proposal I would think it would be better to have AP and HE DBs instead of HE DBs and HE level bombers. Giving it a mix of damage types rather than 3 sources of HE spam would make it more interesting/useful while less annoying to play against.

u/NewMaxx · 2 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Definitely. Polish effort towards intelligence with regard to the Enigma cipher is also important through that time period. I read a lot of history and found myself fascinated with the Poles; a good place to start is Zamoyski's work although they are at least tangentially related in other histories like The Enemy at the Gate - who doesn't love Sobieski vodka? In any case, the Blyskawica ("lightning" - be sure to look up its proper pronounciation) was my very first premium purchase, of which I am proud, even though I have little to no Polish blood. Their history of Catholicism also made them a fun choice in everything from Medieval: Total War II to the Europa Universalis series...but of course that's a far cry from piloting a destroyer. (although true enough, they are a rather tough country to play in Hearts of Iron)

u/monkeyhitman · 1 pointr/WorldOfWarships

The one that your friend gave you is a vending machine capsule toy. It looks like Aoshima has released two different collections so far (Vol.1, Vol.2). They're only a few dollars each.

The instructions you link is from the line of models that /u/Afaflix posted. It looks like a Kongo.

u/kyuss80 · 3 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

I think I got this book at a book fair in elementary school. It was really cool IIRC. Tons of full color/full page photos of everything. I wonder if my parents still have it at their place... that was almost 30 years ago, wow.


I think it might have been this one I had:

u/akashisenpai · 2 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

^ I'm currently reading the memoirs of Capt. Tameichi Hara and he goes into some detail regarding his superior officers and internal politics of the IJN, including quite a bit of criticism towards Yamamoto. Very much recommended reading.

Got it just because I was interested in reading about the battles, but his descriptions of daily life in 1930s Japan as well as the external and internal political turmoils of the pre-war years are at least as interesting.

u/Katamariguy · 2 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

This one was my first naval book. There wasn't enough writing covering each battleship but it had a great selection of photos.

u/Lonetrek · 1 pointr/WorldOfWarships

There's a great write up on this in the book Castles of Steel

u/ALRidgeRunner · 15 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Zoup did a pretty cool video about it.

I would highly recommend picking up The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour

You certainly have to respect a man that said, "A large Japanese fleet has been contacted. They are fifteen miles away and headed in our direction. They are believed to have four battleships, eight cruisers, and a number of destroyers. This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can." The entire fight of Taffy 3 was, most certainly, bravery in the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

u/illminister · 12 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

This is a classic, I've read this over 5x last year while flying around for work.

I also highly recommend thunder below!, I would pay a lot for a premium USS Barb...


u/ocKyal · 2 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

came in here to recommend this book, here's an amazon link

u/Grablicht · 4 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

lol forget that can get a KNIFE made from steel from the tirpitz!

u/MadCard05 · 1 pointr/WorldOfWarships

If you guys liked this interview you should read Neptune's Inferno.

It's a book that tells the story of the USN at Guadalcanal, and it's built using first hand accounts like that of Captain Ruiz, Captain's Log, After Action Reports, and all sorts of sources, and it's blended into a book that really hits home about just how brutal the war at sea was, and how ordinary men can do extraordinary things when they have to.

I don't think any non-fiction has ever hit me quite the way that this book did, and it's because of stories just like Captain Ruiz's.

u/Linnartt · 3 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Would buying this work?:

I don't know if OpenPay differentiates Ecards and physical ones, and if an Ecard would work.

u/antiheld84 · -2 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Are detailed schematics from a fictional ship also fiction? I'm confused now....

u/LakeEffectSnow · 5 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Then you NEED to read Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors which I think is the definitive book on the battle off Samar

u/KorvusJunode · 6 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Yay people clapping each other on the back because they all know how bad the Italians are, woohoo!

Re: TDS. Read Bagnasco's book for a more thorough explanation, excellent book cheap price. Just a link to hard copy to look at, electronic version is on google play and other formats.

Pretty much every prewar TDS was not as good as imagined. For some odd reason the Italians are singled out although if you look at the system in war time usage it did about as well as everyone else. Aka not as well as the designers imagined. I won't go into arguments, the book above gives several examples. Basically as with every other ship that had to work up during the war hard lessons where learned and things became better over time.

The Brits, per Brown, underestimated wartime torpedo payloads and even wargamed battleships taking multiple hits without severe degradation to the fighting capability of their battleships.

For an incompetent navy the Italians still managed to keep the sea lanes open, cause the British to cancel operations, halt other operations to run operations in the Med, go to long lengths to plan convoy missions, etc.

Don't believe me just read the book by an American author.

u/Gadgetman53 · 8 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Read James D. Hornfischer's books:

Neptune's Inferno - About Guadalcanal

The Fleet at Flood Tide - The Pacific campaign later in the war. I'm currently reading this.

The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors - About Taffey 3 and battle off Samar

u/arstechnophile · 17 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

I don't recall if there were pictures of the damage in the book I read (among other things, IIRC the DEs that were hit pretty much all sank, so there's no pictorial evidence from those, just eyewitness accounts), but the survivors described entire gun directors and (AA) gun mounts with their 12+ man crews being ripped right out of the ship and hurled through the air, as well as

> "a hole in the waterline big enough to drive a pair of sedans through, one beside the other".

That quote was regarding the USS Hoel, a Fletcher-class DD, probably hit by a 14-inch shell from the Kongo.

Then there's this one, regarding the DE Samuel B. Roberts, hit by three shells from the Kongo:

> At the waterline, about two-thirds of the way to the stern on the port side, gaped a cavernous hole seven to ten feet height and some fifty feet long. The massive opening would have neatly garaged a semitrailer parked sideways. ... Unlike the armor-piercing rounds that had penetrated earlier without exploding, the high-explosive shells that hit the Roberts now performed exactly as designed.

Note that it's largely conjecture that the IJN switched to HE rounds, but the damage and change in type of hits the ships were taking are very suggestive; the crew certainly believed the enemy had changed round types.

u/GTdeSade · 6 pointsr/WorldOfWarships

Short answer: the entire Japanese battlegroup had been under murderous attack for the previous two days. Kurita, the IJN commander, had his flagship torpedoed out from under him, then spent an entire day under air attack, losing Musashi and taking damage across the fleet. The center force then had a nighttime strait transit through San Bernardino, at battle stations expecting an attack. Much like the Allied crews that were massacred at the first battle of Savo Island, the IJN crews were exhausted and prone to mistakes, from the commander on down to the lookouts.

Read Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors if you want the details of this fight. Hornfischer for Navy history win.