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Thanks for sharing this.
I'm very, very happy with this Anatomy book. I think it's stunning.
So, I've had quite a few misgivings about the direction the "new" Anatomy of the Ship series has been going since Osprey took over, and the "Iowa" volume was a bitter disappointment, I've had a few hours to go over the newest entry in the series, and...
I'm actually pretty happy with it. The deck plans and 3D representations of the ship's interiors are larger and much more elaborately detailed, the shell plating actually looks sensible now, with alternating in and out strakes which reduce in width at the ends, the exterior views are crisp looking and not helplessly murky, and there's finally SOME machinery detail this time around, although it's mostly related to the boiler uptakes, engine room ventilation, aircraft elevators, and shell hoists. There's even a nice view showing the double bottom and side framing.
Although I still view the "Dreadnought" and "Agassiz" anatomies as the series' gold standard, this is nothing to sneeze at. They're finally starting to take some baby steps in the right direction, and based on all the Japanese-language publications mentioned in the bibliography, it looks like Stefan Draminski did some serious research this time around.
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