Pit-Road has announced the release of a 1/1 scale rendition of a life ring from the Yamato or Shimakaze.
Vintage Wings of Canada has published “Baby Flattops of the Royal Navy’s Ruler Class” an account of the Royal Navy’s escort carriers in World War Two.
Vintage Wings of Canada has recently published “Bite Me! The Story of the Shark Mouth – The World’s Most Enduring Nose Art” By Dave O'Malley.
A new publication in the 'Duel' series by Osprey veterans author David Greentree and artists Ian Palmer and Peter Dennis gives a look into the Mediterranean theater of battles between British submarines and Italian surface vessels.
Vintage Wings of Canada has published “Inn of the Divine Wind,” a selection of excerpts from Reiko Akabane’s Hotaru Kaeru, a memoir of the Kamikaze pilots in World War Two.
75 years ago on this day (12th April 1941) on the 1287th kilometer of the navigable part of Danube river Yugoslav Royal Navy Ship „Drava“ was sunk. Exactly at 8:00 a.m. last words were written in ship’s journal, and the glorious history of the Drava“ and its brave crew has begun.
Stackpole Books has announced a new book by James H. Hallas on the heroes of Iwo Jima to be published in May, 2016: Uncommon Valor on Iwo Jima: The Story of the Medal of Honor Recipients in the Marine Corps' Bloodiest Battle of World War II
Stackpole Books has announced a new book by Jon Diamond on the Guadalcanal Campaign.
Released this past December 26, the latest issue of LOS! covers naval news of the past and present. This issue includes submarines of WWII and the American Civil War, Japan's new helicopter-destroyer and more.
This book by Peter C. Smith from the Stackpole Military History Series is a fascinating look from the Japanese side at Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway, a fully authorized account including contemporary interviews with those that flew with Lieutenant Commander Egusa – the Imperial Japanese Navy’s “God of Dive-Bombing."
New this month, a book on one of WWII's most critical battlefields -the Atlantic ocean. Critical Convoy Battles of WWII: Crisis in the North Atlantic, March 1943 focuses on the turning point year for The Battle of the Atlantic.
The latest pictorial (Number 43) from CWP is for the Alaska Class cruisers. 6 were planned but only two of these vessels were built.
AK interactive has initiated a new publication entitled 'Modelling Full Ahead'. Their first volume is on the US Naval aircraft carrier USS Lexington as she was for her final battle in WWII. This issue is by Marun Van Gils.
The Casemate Group has started a new publisher called The Pool of London that is to be "dedicated to the specialist fields of naval, maritime, military and exploration history in its many forms". This October they are releasing a book on the history of one England's best known warships, titled The Last Big Gun - At War & At Sea with HMS Belfast.
Osprey Publications has announced the October 20, 2015 release of the 33rd installment of their “Raid” series, U-47 in Scapa Flow - The Sinking of HMS Royal Oak 1939 by Angus Konstam (Author) and Peter Dennis (Illustrator).
74 years after her sinking, the bell of the battlecruiser HMS Hood has been recovered. Following a successful expedition led by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, it will now be shown at National Museum of Royal Navy in Portsmouth.
Every US ship modeler's go-to reference site as made some updates to several ship categories. They range from new line drawings, photographs,squadron patches, documents, articles and more.
I came across an fascinating website recently entitled, Armoured Aircraft Carriers in World War II which tells, “the untold story of the Royal Navy's struggle to invent carrier warfare.”
Coming this July from Osprey, a look at the navy of one of the Central Powers that's not often considered when talking about WWI naval warfare. While not on par with the Royal Navy or the Kaiserliche Marine, the Donanma-yı Humâyûn dated back to the 14th century.
A website that specializes in information on special inshore naval operations and equipment is also in the process of becoming a book. Webmaster and author H. I. Sutton has compiled an extensive listing of craft from a clandestine world.
Vintage Wings of Canada has published “Fascist Flattops,” an account of the abortive lives of the Axis aircraft carriers Graf Zeppelin, Weser, Aquila, and Sparviero in World War Two.
The latest LOS! special, The war of convoys - The Allied Convoys in the Atlantic Ocean, covers the longest battle campaign of the Second Worl War, the Batle of the Atlantic. As with all their previous specials, this one is filled with lavish illustrations an photogrphs of the subject.
Coming this November from Casemate Publishing, The Most Dangerous Moment of the War - Japan’s Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942 by John Clancy tells the story of the events of the dramatic but little known episode in which a major catastrophe was only narrowly averted, but in which over a thousand mainly British lives were lost, including the sinking of HMS Cornwall and HMS Dorsetshire.
R. Michael Payne is an Australian artist who specializes in maritime art featuring submarine subjects. His attention to detail of people, machines and nature is truely wonderful. His site has been up since May, 2014.
Coming this month, Kagero's latest 3D publication is of the USS North Carolina. Lead ship of North Carolina-class battleships and the fourth warship in the U.S. Navy to be named in honor of the State of North Carolina.
4 New publications on vessels from WWII. They include cruisers from the US Navy and a Japanes Imperial Navy battleship.
This new series, Naval Staff Histories of the Second World War, aims to make available these indispensable studies of the key operations of the war. These 3 hardback books will be available this spring.
Issue number 19 covers the IJN aircraft carrier Shokaku, the Disaster at Honda Point, the debut of the FNFL, the rebels of the Storojevoï - the real story of Red October and much more.
This is the autobiography of Jūzõ Mori, a torpedo bomber pilot in the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. Never before translated into English, this book gives a vivid depiction of what it was like to fly and fight for the IJN.
A new 3D publication for the Kriegsmarine cruiser, Admiral Hipper.
A new hardcover and a 3D rendering portfolio from Kagero Publishing on the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier 'Kaga' , one the IJN's most prominent carriers.
The latest pictorial (Number 42) from CWP is for the early round bridge Fletcher class destroyers.
Issue number 18 covers the USS South Dakota, Battle off the Falklands (1914), US Submarine warfare 1941-1945 and much more.
Casemate Publishing has released a new paperback book on the USS Missouri.
Lela Press is a French publisher that produces magazines and books on the subject of naval and air power history. Their latest is a book of the German destroyers of the Second World War.
Issue #16 of LOS! covers the the Type IX U-boat, an analysis of the Pearl Harbor attack, the evolution of battleships and cruisers and much more.
A CD reference compiled by Rick E Davis and published by Tom's Modelworks about the SIms class destroyer.
One of the Second World War’s most famous ships gets a special edition treatment from LOS!
Ask about giant, aircraft carrying submarines of WWII and IJN submarines most often come to mind, but until 1943, the largest was the French built 'Surcouf'. Her history is clouded in controversy from her loyalty to the allied cause being questioned to her unconfirmed fate.
Issue #15 of LOS! covers the USS Ranger CV-4, gray wolves of the US Navy, the Austro-Hungarian Navy and more.
The French Naval history magazine LOS! has released its 5th Special Edition publication, dedicated to the Aircraft Carrier.
Welcome to Issue 2 of a new column here at MSW, Namesakes. We will learn the faces behind a ships name. Why a certain person, place, or thing was used to name a ship. Sit, sit back enjoy and if you wish to know about any certain ship, let me know.
Coming soon….Varyag, Victory, and?????
Welcome to the kick off of a new column here at MSW, Namesakes. We will learn the faces behind a ships name. Why a certain person, place, or thing was used to name a ship. Sit, sit back enjoy and if you wish to know about any certain ship, let me know.
Coming soon….Essex, Varyag, and?????