I know we shouldn't mention items from "that site", but I can't find this item listed on any bookshop site ( IF anyone can find it, please post a link ).
This SEEMS to be someone's lifetime labour of love about the details of Japanese cruisers ;
Illustrated Japanese Imperial Navy All Ships 1868-1945 Volume 2 Cruiser Original
Honjo Publishing Company: Namiki Shobo (2018/12/20)
ISBN-13: 978-48906338 0
7 Release Date: 2018/12/20
39.8 x 29.6 x 9.4 cm
- Old Japanese Army
to the Military
The definitive version that covered without leaving the data of cruisers and similar ships 111 ships since the establishment of the Japanese Navy! The material of the 5500-ton light tour that traces the ship type transition in the ship type diagram of 40 points and the six large armored cruisers at the time of the Russo-Japanese War which shed light for the first time about the ship of the Meiji period, and the War type 30 points, as well as the war of the Showa period is a masterpiece! Ship diagram is a clear illustration restored from the official drawing as much as possible, also restringsd a number of hull diagrams.
spent about five years drawing the cruiser.
all the drawings posted here have been re-drawn for this book, and I have not used anydrawings from the past.
hundreds of drawings drawn over the past 30 years, but less accurate than drawings drawn on a personal computer, lackthe reproducibility of detaildetails.
Then, the official figure was converted to electronic data over the scanner, and the parallel and right-angle lines of the figure were modified with the editing software, and the line was washed out one by one after the scaling was determined and the work was done to redraw.
Outside side, plane, ship side, each deck plane, to finish the set of various parts cutting, etc., is a work with perseverance that takes nearly a month.
this drawing of this document, detail of the equipment, in particular equipped machine, high-angle gun, became a more accurate depiction for the machine gun, etc. , until now, many pacific war-participating cruisers have been featured in various publications, but the cruisers of the Meiji period have been largely ignored.
This book is a large drawing such as Naniwa type, Kasagi type, Asama type, Izumo type, Aso, Tone, Chikuma type, etc. where the official figure exists, and the detail was fully expressed.
He also detailed the six armored cruisers during the Russo-Japanese War, which maintained the longest life span in the Japanese Navy, in many ship maps.
it should be a lot of data as an industrial product and a numerical value to judge the superiority or inferiority of one ship objectively, and I think that the subjective superiority and inferiority theory seen in the Japanese ship criticism so far has come to review.
in that sense, this book is proud to have been able to record unprecedented ship data in the past.
We recognize that this data is at risk of weathering over time, and that it is meaningful to keep it together at this time when the former Navy officials are almost gone.