The Russian Battleship Marat...

...Super Drawings in 3D, new from Kagero, via Casemate Books

Title:  The Russian Battleship Marat

Author: Oleg Pomoshnikov and Jan Radziemski

Publisher:  Kagero

ISBN:  978-83-65437-82-2

More for the Naval fans again with Kagero's series of computer generated Super Drawings in 3D.  This one covers a Russian battleship, the Marat.  It started out as the Petropavlovsk, laid down in 1909 and launched in 1911.  Despite later modernisations, and a change of name to the Marat, she remained an essentially obsolete design.  The story of her service career, including her role in WW1, through the Russian Revolution and beyond.  Indeed, it was the Bolsheviks who changed her name to Marat.  The first 8-pages tell her story and give all the important statistics of the ship, through her various modernisations.

That's followed by the excellent 3D colour images of not just the complete vessel, but also all the individual elements of the external appearance of the ship.  These include the deck and superstructure, along with specific detailed fittings such as the AA machine guns, AA Bofors and the main gun turrets, along with the various types of ships' boats.  With all the detail and the colour, these are an ideal reference for modellers, in whatever scale you might like to build the ship.

Also tucked inside the pages of the book is a large, separate, fold-out sheet which has multi-view plans of the ship in 1/350 scale, plus some details added in 1/250, 1/200, 1/100 and 1/50 scales.  Another interesting addition to this series from Kagero

Distributed by Casemate Books, who kindly provided my review copy.