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Postby sam reichart » Sat Dec 25, 2004 1:41 pm

Author - W. Trojca
Title - Ubootwaffe, Marine-Kleinkampfverbunde 1939-1945

Hrdbnd. 614 pgs, 800 b&w photos, 4 A1 Fold-out maps w/ all locations of sunk Uboots and allied warships. 100 color profiles, 20 types of U-boots and 3D drawings. English text only.

this caught my eye...It's expensive ($114) but is it worth it?
thanks,
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Postby U-Kater » Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:46 pm

Dear Sam,

I bought the book at Airconnection in Cannada but it will have a six week journey to arrive.
I'm curious also ,but of what I've seen from Trojca it will be worth every penny.
As soon as it arrives I'll try to give a critical comment on the contence and put it up on the forum.
Have some patience and decide than.

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Postby sam reichart » Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:39 pm

I received my copy of this yesterday (from greatmodels.com- funny, somehow a Tamiya F16 was in the box with it...)

At first glance, this appears to be a great reference book.

There are a bunch of new photos, not the same old rehashed stuff seen in many of the references that are out there. The included maps are awesome- there's even a separate map for "Operation Deadlight" showing where all the Uboats were scuttled after WWII. Illustrations are very nice- color pates (artwork, not photos) showing boats wtih camo, some of the crests, etc. (lots of type VIIs, but also Type IX, X, etc.)
Lots of stuff on midget subs as well. I have barely scratched the surface on this book, and I'm really impressed by how much is shown. It's pricey, but so far I think it's a really good book.
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Postby Don Prince » Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:46 pm

Hi Sam,

Does the book have any technical information such as Switchboard design, E-Motor and battery room connection? Are there any wiring diagrams for the Type VIIc?

How about U-boat tactics... when did they run on one diesel, or both? When were the E-motors ran single or dual, and when did they run Diesels and E-motors in tandum?

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Postby sam reichart » Sun Jan 16, 2005 10:47 am

Don-
no wiring diagrams yet....I haven't gotten far enough into it to know if there's tactics or ops procedures.
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Postby U-Kater » Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:47 am

Hi guys,

The book arrived, at last! It took six weeks but I think it was worth waiting for. As far as I can see it is very complete on every aspect of WWII German U-boats. From the early beginning to the bitter end. Even the midget types are well taken care off. Prototypes I never heard of are also reviewed, complete with colourfull drawings. Photo's shown are of good quality and certenly not the ones you she time and again. Trojca did a #### of a job in writing this book. Ofcource there are errata's, but its a first print and some are obvious. There are some very good line drawings in 1:35, 1:48 and 1:50 scale for building a modell of a "Biber", "Schwertwal", "Neger", "Marder", "Hecht", "Hai", "Elephant" and "Manta" . Included are 8 maps with naval quadrants concerning "Operation Deadlight", Map of the world, Sinking of U-boats during 01-09-'39 - 08-05-'45, production an sinkings of U-Boats givven a certain timeperiod, vessels sunk by U-Boats and Allied warships and planes sunk or shot down during the war.
I concider myself lucky to have this book and it will take conciderable time to read it thorougly. For me as a U-boat buff its a "Must have" and "Must read"

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