Book Author(s)
Krzysztof Janowicz
Review Author
Hub Plott
Published on
July 27, 2022
Company
Kagero Publishing
MSRP
$33.95

This volume covers the Fw-190D and Ta-152 variants. It is presented in the familiar fashion of this publisher, with a column on each page in Polish and English. Captions and drawing explanations are also in both languages.

Text and photos make up the first seventy-five pages of this volume. These pages cover both technical development, changes between variants, and operational use. A serial list of all productions as well as some of the most successful pilots are also covered. There is a wealth of scale drawing both in the book as well as a couple of extra loose ones. The four pages of diagrams showing all the changes from the basic A9 version into the Ds and Ta-152s are quite illuminating. The color profiles are beautifully done as is always the case with this publisher.

To top everything off a lovely sheet of decals printed by Techmod are also included. This sheet has markings in 1/48 and 1/72 scale totaling eight sets of markings for:

Review Author
Andy Taylor
Published on
July 27, 2022
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
MSRP
$11.25

A new, welcome release from prolific AMMO by Mig Jimenez, is this four-color acrylic paint set labelled for World War II Japanese Infantry. The paint comes in 17ml plastic bottles, complete with a stirring ball, in a clear plastic clamshell box. Also included is a color two-sided label with a very well painted World War II Japanese soldier with color callouts for the paints provided. While the paints can be procured individually, the four major colors are included (and most likely cheaper than buying them individually). The following paints are included:

Book Author(s)
Eric H. Larson
Review Author
Bob LaBouy
Published on
July 25, 2022
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$75.00

Publisher’s Notes

“A comprehensive, accurate, and academically-supported reference of all of the major military and paramilitary camouflage patterns that have been in use around the world from the end of World War Two to today. This book will be a one-stop, generalized reference illustrating as many patterns as have been researched into the present time period. It will surpass all previous efforts. In addition to color tiles illustrating camouflage patterns it will include photographs of the designs actually being worn by military and paramilitary personnel, something few other references have done in suitable combination.”

Book Author(s)
Scott Lowther
Review Author
Bob LaBouy
Published on
July 25, 2022
Company
Mortons Books
MSRP
$49.99

Contents

  • Chapter 1 - B-47 Evolution, Pg. 5
  • Chapter 2 – B-47 Development and Projects, Pg. 7
  • Chapter 3 – B-52 Evolution, Pg. 45
  • Chapter 4 – B-52 Development, Pg. 100
  • Chapter 5 – B-52 Projects, Pg. 165
  • Chapter 6 – B-52 with Nuclear Propulsion, Pg. 188
  • Chapter 7 – B-52 Miscellaneous Designs, Pg. 212
  • Chapter 8 – B-52 as a Carrie, Pg. 225
  • Chapter 9 – B-52 Re-Engining Studies, Pg. 236
  • Chapter 10 – B-47 and B-52 Derived Transports, Pg. 314
  • General data tables, Pg. 323
  • References, Pg. 376
  • Index, Pg. 382

Publishers Overview

“The famous B-52 Stratofortress has been in service with the USAF for more than 65 years and its iconic shape is known and recognized all over the world. Yet the B-52 and its predecessor, the B-47 Stratojet, started out looking very different indeed.

Book Author(s)
Andy Evans
Review Author
Blaine Singleton
Published on
July 21, 2022
Company
Phoenix Scale Publications
MSRP
$26.99

The Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, Real to Replica Blue Series by Phoenix Publications.

The book is a paper back, has 96 pages and is full of great photos of the Hawkeye. The history of the E-2 Hawkeye is quite extensively covered from the original idea to the variants that have been built, to today’s serving aircraft. Included in the book is a section devoted to the international service of the Hawkeye and a detailed walkaround as highlights of the book.

The last section of the book covers building the Kenetic E-2C 1/48 scale model and shows three different nationality versions, the United States, French and Mexican Navy builds.

This is my kind of book, filled with lots of glossy colored images of the airplane and not a whole lot of writing. All the photos are high quality and a joy to look at. I recommend anyone who is wishing to build a model of the Hawkeye consider buying this book.

The book is divided into 10 sections