ONI 41-42I Japanese Naval Vessels Volume 1
8.25x6", 190 pages
Originally printed in 1944, ONI 41-42 I Japanese Naval Vessels (Volume 1 in a two volume set) presents a categorical description of the various warships that comprised the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. Created by the Office of Naval Intelligence, it was one of a series of classified recognition guides produced for officers and staff. It contains numerous data tables, designation information, and over 2000 illustrations compiled from a wide variety of sources, including intelligence reports and reconnaissance photographs. The book includes the full catalog of ships in service ranging from the mighty Kongo and Yamato class battleships to the aircraft carriers, heavy cruisers, light cruisers, destroyers, tenders, submarines, mine vessels, transports and tenders that serviced the fleet.
ONI 41-42 I is astonishing in its range and detail. Browsing through its pages you’ll find silhouettes, photographs and photos of models, airbrushed renderings and drawings, and detailed plans and profiles of many classes of warship. Throughout the text, the similarities and differences between the various ships are described, and many specific details highlighted, making this a must-have book for the historian and modeler.
This high quality reprint of this now-declassified book is slightly reformatted and comes in two volumes. The set presents the original text in its entirety.
190 pages, 8.25x6" format, softbound, black and white interior and full color covers.