This title features each of the extended ship plans that folds out to over 24 inches. It is ideal for ship modelers and naval enthusiasts. It contains specially commissioned high-quality color artwork and line diagrams. This innovative new series format from Conway presents warships and submarines from the great navies, vessels of discovery and classic sailing ships in a scale never before seen in book form. A large-scale external profile, plan view and bow/stern drawing of each vessel is provided on one side of the foldout, while the reverse is complete with a superb coloring guide artwork, a detailed summary of the ship's history, full specifications and a number of contextual photographs and drawings. All volumes in the series include a 16-page introductory section on the design, construction and development of the featured ships as well as an historical overview. "Submarines and U-Boats of the Second World War" features a major warship type which dictated much of the Second World War at sea across the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific. This "Plan Portfolio" presents 20 boats selected from the German, American, British, Japanese, French and Italian navies.