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Leipzig Light Cruiser (Paperback)


Imprint: AJ Press
Series: Encyclopedia of Warships
Pages: 72
Illustrations: 119 b/w photos, 1 colour page with profiles, 2 map
ISBN: 9788372371447
Published: 1st December 2010


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The German light cruiser Leipzig was the lead ship of her class, built in Wilhelmshaven and launched in 1929. Following service during the Spanish Civil War, and a conversion to a training ship, Leipzig was re-commissioned and entered World War II in 1940. This monograph includes description of cruiser's combat service and technical data. The book is rich in illustrations and includes over 100 photos, as well as many detailed colour profiles including a complete record of the ship’s camouflage schemes - previously unpublished. Inserts include detailed drawings of a cruiser and its appearance during the ship’s whole period of service before it was surrendered to the British at the end of World War II and scuttled in the North Sea. About Encyclopaedia of WarshipsThe series covering the most distinguished and interesting warships of the 20th century. The books describe the development and service history of individual ships or entire classes, starting with initial design requirements and ending with crossing off from fleet roster or destroying. The development chapter focuses on the history of the ship starting with the designing phase, through her construction to all the modernizations and refits carried out. The ships’ service is described in the form of a timeline. Special focus is on the notable events like the naval battles. The technical descriptions contain hull structure, armament, propulsion system and consecutive modernizations. The books are illustrated with multiple photographs, maps, tables and detailed plans printed on large formats. Most of the publications contain A1 format insets with plans, camouflaging schemes and – in case of the newer releases – also 3D graphics. The newer books of this series are fully bilingual – Polish/English. The older ones contain English captions for the illustrations.

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