CLASSIC WARSHIPS PUBLISHING
ShipCraft 5: Japanese Heavy Cruisers - Myoko & Takao Classes by Steve Backer - This volume is devoted to the largest, fastest and most powerful heavy cruisers of their era. With their unusual lines, massive superstructures and heavy armament, they have proved a popular challenge for modelers, as well as drawing a large interest in their war history. As with past ShipCraft books, this will follow the format of half historical and half modeling throughout the volume.
ShipCraft 6: German S-Boats by Steve Wiper - Operating in coastal waters, the offensive Schnellboot, or S-Boats, called E-Boats for Enemy Boats, by the Allies, were highly effective craft and were used in almost all theaters of the Second World War. These combat vessels could be found in the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the North Atlantic coasts, though their main operational area was considered the English Channel and the North Sea where they attacked coastal shipping during daring night raids. They were considered one of the best of their type and respected by all who faced them.
Both volumes will be available in July 2006 from Classic Warships Publishing in the US for $22.00 each and from Chatham Publishing for world wide publication. Classic Warships Publishing is the Co-publisher/North American Distributor, along with Chatham Publishing, who is the other Co-publisher/World Wide Distributor. The Chatham UK price is £14.99. The Classic Warships USA price is $22.00. In North America, these books, along with the Warship Pictorial Series books, as well as Warship Modeler Journal, are available from select Military book dealers, Hobby Shops and Hobby mail order businesses. Please contact your favorite retailer for your copy!