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British and Commonwealth Warship Camouflage of WWII: Vol III

Cruisers and Minelayers by Wright, Malcolm George Code: 62958 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publication date: 01/08/2023 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days Price: AU $49.99

During the Second World War navies developed low visibility camouflage, applied to both the vertical and horizontal surfaces of their ships, in order to reduce visibility by blending in with the sea, or confuse the identity of a ship by applying obtrusive patters. In this volume by maritime artist Mal Wright, all the paint schemes that adorned the cruisers, minelayers and armed merchant cruisers of the Royal Navy and Commonwealth are depicted in detail, along with discussion on changes of armament and electronics that effected the outward appearance of each ship. Beginning with the older cruisers, the book goes on to cover all the other cruiser classes taking in heavy cruisers, prewar cruisers, prewar and wartime cruisers; a large part also covers minelayers and armed merchant vessels (AMCs). Where possible both sides of the ship are depicted. With 800 full colour illustrations, arranged by ship type rather than camouflage scheme, this book concentrates the clearest possible information into a single volume to provide a one-stop reference source. Many schemes would be difficult for any reader to unearth other than with the most intensive research, so this work is an invaluable tool for historians, collectors, modelmakers and wargamers. Overall, this is a very good book that brings the subject matter to life in a way that no previous work has done. Like its predecessor you can read it from cover to cover or dip into it to study a particular ship or class and it is a tribute both to Mal Wrights many years of research and his artwork. I thoroughly recommend it... Australian Naval Institute 

Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Publication date: 01/08/2023
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 200.00mm X 256.00mm
Code: 62958

MAL WRIGHT is an Australian maritime artist who is also an internationally-known wargames designer and writer and lecturer. He has spent five decades researching ships camouflage, making notes while interviewing veterans, as well as consulting official sources, photographs and the work of artists of the era. He lives in Adelaide.