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Anatomy of the ship "The Type XXI u-boat

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Postby secrtwpn » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:53 pm

I recently picked up a copy at my local Barnes and Noble. The cover indicated it was a revised edition. I did not see the old edition, so I can't comment on any improvements. There is a short bit of text that covers the history and construction of the Type XXI's. The cover also states there is a fold out 1/150 scale drawing. I thumbed throught the book several times, but did not find them. At first, I thought they were missing. The drawings are inside of the slipcover. There are numerous photos that document these boats. Also, there are several photos of the "Wilhelm Bauer". The book also has several line drawing that depict the exterior and interior, along with hull lines. On the back is a color drawing that depicts the color of the boats (a light gray). The only thing I found missing was a list of performance stas on the class, along with unbuilt designs. I read once there was a design to also have six torpedo tubes facing aft. All in all, not bad for my $40.00........
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Postby JWLaRue » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:24 pm

This is a very good book for Type XXI fans. I happen to have the 'original' version and was able to compare it (albeit quickly) with the new one. The only difference that I was able to easily spot was that inside-the-dustjacket diagram.

Still a good book for a good value!

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