Book Author(s)
Dennis Oliver
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
December 3, 2023
Company
Casemate Publishers
MSRP
$29.95

This is no 38 in the Tank Craft series which details tanks and also covers model kits and accessories to build the tanks covered in the book. This book covers the Panther German Army Tank on the Italian Front 1944 to 1945. The Panzerkampfwagen V Panther was a great tank and was better that most allied. It was very successful on most fronts except Italy where the terrain was a hindrance to the performance of this tank.

I found this book contains so much detailed information and pictures of the Panther and its variants. The Profile pictures are a particular favorite and has given me a few great ideas of the color schemes for when I build my many Kits.

The chapter on the different model builds and kits are of great interest and will provide a good resource when modeling this tank.

Book Author(s)
Christopher Buckley
Review Author
Allan Murrell
Published on
December 3, 2023
Company
Casemate Publishers
MSRP
$24.95

This is the 1st volume of a new Key Book Historic Commercial Aircraft Series – Soviet-Era Airliners, The Final Three Decades. This book covers the history of the demise of the great soviet airliner fleet from 1991 to today. The Soviet designed and manufactured Airlines have always been fascinating with me as I watch the changes and downfall happen during this period while working in the airline industry. The chapters are fascination and give way more details that I expected in such an apparently small book.

The chapters most aspects of the decline and changes in the Soviet Airlines and its way through the historic changes happening in the Soviet world. This book does excellent work showing the main airlines world-wide using these aircraft. It goes on to explain the aircraft they used and what western aircraft were used to replace them in many cases.

All the photographs are some of the best I have seen and are great reference material.

Book Author(s)
Tom Womack
Review Author
Jim Maas
Published on
December 3, 2023
Company
McFarland Books
MSRP
$39.95

Eighty-some years after the fact, we are still learning about the Second World War, in all its global aspects. One neglected area, handsomely remedied in English by this book, is the role to the Netherlands East Indies Naval Air Service during the Japanese onslaught into the area we now call Indonesia. This book is doubtless the ultimate study on the subject, at least in English. And what a far-flung topic it is; the numerous islands of the Netherlands East Indies covered an area wider than the Continental U.S. and nearly as deep.

Review Author
Rob Booth
Published on
December 3, 2023
Company
Brengun
Scale
1:72
MSRP
$6.50

Brengun Models is a scale model and detailing parts manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Their lines include limited production run multi-media kits and exquisitely detailed photo-etched, turned brass and white metal replacement parts for aircraft in the most commonly produced scales.

Brengun has produced a set of WWII German Antenna to fit any appropriate1/72 scale Luftwaffe aircraft kit. The package contains FuG-10, FuG-101 and FuG-227 arrays, as well as an FuBi-2.

Review Author
Rob Booth
Published on
December 3, 2023
Company
Brengun
Scale
1:72
MSRP
$9.00

Brengun Models is a scale model and detailing parts manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Their lines include limited production run multi-media kits and exquisitely detailed photo-etched, turned brass and white metal replacement parts for aircraft in the most commonly produced scales.

Brengun has produced a set of FuG-200 Antenna to fit any appropriate 1/72 scale Luftwaffe aircraft kit.