- ISBN/SKU: 9781591148692
- Binding: Hardcover
- Era: 20th Century
- Number of Pages: 256
- Subject: World War II
- Date Available: August 2012
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First conceived in the mid-1930s, the Type VII submarine was still in production at the end of World War II. Subject to continuous improvement through six major variants and with around 650 completed, it was built in larger numbers than any other submarine design in history and formed the backbone of the Kriegsmarine’s U-boat campaign. The book offers comprehensive visual coverage, including full color three dimensional illustrations of every external feature and variant. With its unique concentration of information and illustrative reference, Type VII is unrivaled.
Marek Krzysztalowicz served as an officer in the Polish navy, rising to command a fleet minesweeper and later working as a chief mate with various shipping companies and the offshore oil industry. He lives in Poland.
~ Praise for Type VII ~
"This is a welcome addition to the literature pertaining to the Type VII U-boat and will be invaluable to all modelers interested in these boats."
— Nautical Research Journal
“Marek Krzysztalowicz clearly knows his subject; he writes well and the illustrations – many previously unpublished – have been carefully chosen…The book provides an excellent introduction to this most iconic U-boat type, and the unusual wealth of visual sources are sufficient to make it a worthwhile investment.”
— Naval Books of the Year column in Warship, 2013