This is not really a full history of these ships. Rather it is a brief overview of their design and development. It starts with sections giving brief descriptions of the various classes, then moves into a section on all the products, kit and aftermarket, available to construct models of these ships. After that are twelve pages of some excellent models of the ships in varying scales. The next section deals with camouflage patterns and has four pages of line drawings of assorted patterns then three pages of photos. Then comes several pages on the different modifications made to the ships, listing each ship and what was done to it, and winding up with seven pages of line drawings of sample ships from each class.
This isn’t the definitive book on this subject but does give the modeler some good background on this little delt with class of ships. The text is easy to read and the photos are clear and show good detail. The line drawings could be very helpful in modeling all the variations these ships exhibited.
I want to thank Casemate Publishing for providing the review copy and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to do so.