The German Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen...
...TopDrawings 86 from Kagero, via Casemate
Title: The German Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen
Author: Waldemar Goralski
Another warship for this recent addition to the TopDrawings series from Kagero, number 86.
The Prinz Eugen became well known for being the sailing companion to the Bismark and was there when she sank the Hood. Later on it also took part in the equally famous 'Channel Dash'. She was captured intact at the end of the war and given to the US Navy. The US used her as a target ship for the nuclear weapon test at Bikini Atoll. The ship survived but was heavily radiated. When later under tow, she got looks and went aground off Kwajalein Atoll where the capsized hull remains to this day.
A 28-page soft-cover book which has a basic Introduction in both English and Polish language on the first page, and then followed by pages of 3/4 views or the ship section by section. As line drawings, excellent details are included which will help the modeller looking for more detail, such as the railings and all the many aerials that are rigged on the ship. Tucked in between the pages is a larger, separate fold-out sheet which carries 1/350 scale plans on one side, and even more large, detail 3/4 views of the smaller AA weapons she carried. On the back cover, colour artwork views of the cruiser.
Another useful addition to the series and aimed squarely at the warship modeller who will find it enjoyable/useful/a valuable reference.
Distributed by Casemate Books, who kindly provided my review copy.