Revolución Libertadora, Volume 2 - The 1955 Coup that Overthrew President Perón picks up where the previous book, Revolución Libertadora, Volume 1: The 1955 Coup D’état in Argentina, abruptly left off (see the previous review here for details). Author Antonio Luis Sapienza writes in the Introduction -
With a mid-engined configuration, sturdy tricycle landing gear, and nose-mounted 37 mm cannon, the Bell P-39 was a thoughtful and innovative design. However, the plane lacked the all-out performance of some other key fighters available to Allied fliers (e.g., Spitfire, Hellcat, Mustang), particularly at altitude. Largely rejected by British and American combat squadrons, the Airacobra was much better received in the Soviet Union, where the Red Air Force successfully deployed large quantities of the type against the Luftwaffe. This new entry in the Legends of Warfare series features detailed photographic coverage of all variants of the Airacobra, including prototypes, trainer versions, production models C through Q, and the P-400
This publication is broken down into chapters as follows:
With the release of the ICM OV-10A, the Bronco is brought into the modern age. And because of that it needs decals to keep up. Enter AOA. AOA Decals has produced some of the best researched Vietnam era aircraft markings and this sheet is no exception.
Inside of an 8.5 x 11 zip lock baggie are two pages of double sided, high quality paper printed in full color. There are instructions for 22 aircraft. TWENTY TWO!. Included are markings for the Navy’s VAL-4, the Black Ponies, and VS-41, the Shamrocks, along with VMO-2 and VMO-6 of the Marines. There are 15 markings for VAL-4, three for the Shamrocks, and two each for the VMOs. A little of something for everyone. Also included is a loadout chart for the weapons systems.
ICM continues to pump out interesting new kits and paint sets despite being in a brutal war that has lasted 487 days as I sit here typing this review up. The subject here is one in a growing line of 1/16 scale figure kits- Soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Highly praised by military experts around the world, the Ukrainian army is now considered to be among the best trained and skilled in the world thanks to its experience fighting modern combat.
What’s Inside the Box
The kit comes as the standard ICM kit does—with a colorful box top that slides off of an enclosed cardboard box with flap. Parts were packaged well and details were crisp with no flash to speak of.
Thanks to Casemate Publishers & IPMS/USA for the review copy!
Casemate Publishers presents ShipCraft 31, British Light Cruisers Leander, Amphion and Arethusa Classes by Les Brown from Seaforth Publishing. This heavily illustrated paperback is the ultimate single resource for building accurate models of WW2 British Light Cruisers with twin turret 6in main armaments – the Leander, Amphion and Arethusa classes. Class history, appearances of each ship over time, available model kits, model accessories, many photographs, camouflage examples, line drawings and color plates of finished models make a superb reference for these busy warships with many possibilities for modelers.