British Naval Weapons of World War Two

"The John Lambert Collection, Volume II: Escort and Minesweeper Weapons"

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    NORMAN FRIEDMAN is one of America’s most prominent naval analysts, and the author of more than thirty books covering a range of naval subjects, including Naval Anti-Aircraft Guns and Gunnery and Naval Weapons of World War One.
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    August 1, 2019
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    11.375 × 9.625 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    52 oz
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John Lambert was a renowned naval draftsman, whose plans were highly valued for their accuracy and detail by model makers and enthusiasts. By the time of his death in 2016, he had produced over 850 sheets of drawings, many of which have never been published. Following the first volume on destroyer armament, this one covers all such weapons carried by the various types of British escorts and minesweepers of this era, including the “passive” elements like sweeping gear, decoys, and electronics.

The drawings are backed by introductory essays by Norman Friedman, an acknowledged authority on naval ordnance, while a selection of photographs adds to the value of the book as a visual reference. Over time, the series will be expanded to make this unique technical archive available in published form, a move certain to be welcomed by warship modelers, enthusiasts, and the many fans of John Lambert’s work.

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Editorial Reviews

“This is a large, super-detailed technical book, with a wealth of photographs, information, and technical drawings, which should be a must-have for anyone interested in Royal Navy escort vessels, or vessels in general, of World War II. Very highly recommended!” —Nautical Research Journal
British Naval Weapons of World War II: The John Lambert Collection Volume II has been produced in an attractive large size that shows Lambert’s unique drawings with their rich detailed interpretive notes clearly. The numerous excellent photographs and their comprehensive captions are a pleasure to study.” —The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord