Schnellboot in Action

Published on
September 27, 2013
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
David L. Krakow
Other Publication Information
Softcover, 80 pages, b&w photos, line drawings, 10 color profiles
Product / Stock #
Provided by: Squadron - Website: Visit Site

The German Kriegsmarine developed the Schnellboot (or S-boot) as a weapon of war to be used by elite sailors. As a testament of their skillfully trained men and excellent design, the S-boot flotillas were able to deliver offensive actions as late as April, 1945.

This book is devoted to the description of the main characteristics and features of the following classes: S-1, S-2, S-7, S-14, S-18, S-26, S-30, S-38, S-100, S-151, and the LS class, which was a “midget” S-boot used mainly from auxiliary cruisers. For each class, there are line drawings and pictures (most of them in half-page size, very clear and sharp) illustrating the characteristics of each class.

There are sections dedicated to the power plant, offensive and defensive armament, radar and radio systems, and camouflage, but these sections are brief when compared with the previous sections devoted to describe each class. Despite being shorter sections, they do cover the topic at hand with acceptable detail.

I’ve found this book very useful in learning the main characteristics of each S-boot class. The selection of line drawings and close-up pictures should support all your super-detailing needs in your next build.

Recommended to ship modelers of all skill levels.

I would like to thank Squadron and IPMS/USA for the review sample.


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