Introduction - Design and Development - Operational History - The River Ironclads - Commentary on the colour plates
Angus Konstam is an experienced Osprey author with over 12 titles in print, and is currently contracted to produce a Campaign Series title on the great Mediterranean galley battle; Lepanto, 1571. He is also the author of non-Osprey maritime books including 'A History of Shipwrecks', 'A History of Pirates', 'The Atlas of Medieval Europe' and 'Warship'. He has long been associated with maritime affairs, having served in the Royal Navy, practised underwater archaeology and curated a maritime museum. His understanding of the subject is based on years of professional studies in maritime history, and an intimate knowledge of the leading maritime collections on both sides of the Atlantic. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in milltary hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.