Review Author
Michael Novosad
Published on
February 1, 2021
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$8.99

Background from Wikipedia

The Hawker Hurricane is a British single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–40s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. for service with the Royal Air Force (RAF). It was overshadowed in the public consciousness by the Supermarine Spitfire's role during the Battle of Britain in 1940, but the Hurricane inflicted 60 per cent of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe in the engagement, and fought in all the major theatres of the Second World War.

The Hurricane was developed through several versions, into bomber-interceptors, fighter-bombers, and ground support aircraft as well as fighters. Versions designed for the Royal Navy known as the Sea Hurricane had modifications enabling operation from ships. Some were converted as catapult-launched convoy escorts. By the end of production in July 1944, 14,487 Hurricanes had been completed in Britain, Canada, Belgium and Yugoslavia.

Book Author(s)
Robert Panek and Krzystof Wotowski
Review Author
Paul Mahoney
Published on
February 1, 2021
Company
Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books
MSRP
$11.99

Upon opening the narrow, softcover book, one is immediately presented with several pages of scale plans (in 1/72 and 1/48). No introductory history or anything like that, just right into the plans. This is followed by about 15 pages of photos, interspersed with snippets from the original aircraft manual. While there is no body of text, each photo has a generous caption. The wartime photos show several aircraft on different fronts, and not only show some great details, but give a sense of the conditions in which these aircraft operated. There are also several pages of drawings from the technical manual (augmented by photos) showing many of the cockpit details. The last several pages consist of color photos of the Hs 126’s engine (from a museum), a color rendition of the instrument panel, and some nicely-done color profiles. These profiles are all the same aircraft, a winter-whitewashed aircraft operating in Russa, ca 1941/42.

Book Author(s)
John Fairley
Review Author
Dick Montgomery
Published on
February 1, 2021
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$42.95

Jacket Information

Barely a decade passed from the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight to aircraft becoming lethal instruments of war. The Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service took off in the very early days of The Great War and captured the public’s imagination and admiration.

Sydney and Richard Carline happened to be both pilots and artists as was Frenchman Henri Farre. Their works inspired celebrated painters like Sir John Lavery who took to the skies in an airship in the First World War. Feeding on the demand for works depicting this new dimension of warfighting, a new genre of art was born which has remained popular ever since.

Book Author(s)
Alan Ranger
Review Author
Phillip Cavender
Published on
January 27, 2021
Company
Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books
MSRP
$25.00

Camera On 22 Krupp Protze Lorry, is number 22 in the “Camera On” series published by MMPBooks/Stratus. The author, Alan Ranger, has written several books in this series with subjects such as “Sd. Kfz.7 Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 7T Vol.2”, “German Horse Power”, and “The Einheits-Diesel WW2 German Trucks” and numerous others relating to WWII.

Book Author(s)
Robert Jackson and Lynn Ritger
Review Author
James Kelley
Published on
January 27, 2021
Company
Helion & Company
MSRP
$26.95

Robert Jackson is the author of over eighty books on military, aviation, naval and scientific subjects. He was defense and science correspondent for a major British newspaper publishing group. Among the other books he has compiled for Pen & Sword are Bf-109 in the FlightCraft series and for TankCraft he has written extensively on the T-34, the Panzer I and II, the Centurion and Chieftain Main Battle Tanks as well as the Russian T54/55. 200 color and b/w illustrations