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Dornier DO 335 Pfeil Top Wings

Published: May 22, 2022
Book Author(s): Rys Marek
Company: Kagero Publishing

Historical Background

The DO-335 was designed as a heavy fighter for the Luftwaffe, and featured a pair of DB-603 engines, one mounted in the nose, and the other mounted aft of the center of gravity, with its propeller located behind the tail surfaces of the aircraft. This push-pull arrangement eliminated the drag usually associated with a second engine, and allowed much higher… more

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Nakajima B5N Kate

Published: May 22, 2022
Book Author(s): DARIUSZ PADUCH
Company: Kagero Publishing

Historical Background

This book tells the story of the development and operational career of the Nakajima B5N Japanese Navy torpedo bomber, known as the Kate to the Americans, who developed a sophisticated identification system which avoided the linguistic problems associated with adapting the Japanese language to American use. In general, fighters had boys’ names, while bombers and… more

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Crafter’s Square Metallic Marker

Published: April 13, 2022
Company: Crafter’s Square Metallic Marker

History

I found this in a local Dollar Tree Store, and thought that it would certainly be useful for any scale modeler. Other similar type stores did not stock the product. It is a small fine point non-toxic felt marker with silver colored ink, and I have found it much more efficient than using a paintbrush to paint fine line on parts of models. It is very efficient in painting the… more

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Air Power and the Arab World, 1909-1955. Vol. 5: The Road to War, 1936-1939

Published: April 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Dr. David Nicolle & Air Vice Marshal Gabr Ali Gabr
Company: Helion & Company

Historical Background

This book is part of a series explaining the historical developments of military and civil aviation in the Arab World. This includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Iran. After the end of World War I, these regions were in the process of moving from European colonial rule to… more

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Lend-Lease and Soviet Aviation in the Second World War

Published: March 2, 2022
Book Author(s): Vladimir Kotelnikov
Company: Helion & Company

Historical Background

This is one of the first historical accounts of the Lend-Lease program designed to aid the Soviet Union in its war against Nazi Germany. The backgrounds are rather confused, because in the late thirties, the Soviets and the Nazis, along with the Italian Fascists, seemed to be working together to dominate nearly all of Eastern Europe. In 1939, The Germans invaded… more

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I-16 Rata, The Fighter That Saved the USSR

Published: January 1, 2022
Book Author(s): Oleg Pototskiy
Company: Kagero Publishing

Background

This book provides a very complete history of the development of the Polikarpov I-16 fighter series. It actually goes further than that, as it also explains the political and economic conditions in the Soviet Union after the 1917 Revolution, when the Tsarist Russian government was replaced by Trotsky’s Communist regime in the twenties and thirties. The author goes into… more

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Italian Aviation Series: HU-16A Albatross

Published: December 19, 2021
Book Author(s): Federico Anselmino
Translator: Claudio Col

Company: Casemate Publishers

Background

This book tells the story of the Grumman SA-16A Amphibian as used by the Italian Air Force after World War II. It is NOT a study of all users of the type, as the Wayne Mutza book on the Albatross, published by Shiffer in 1996, was. This book gives a very brief account of the service life of the plane, and then shifts to Italian service exclusively. It therefore fills a gap… more

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Single No. 35. NAA Mustang III (P-51B-5-NA) W/Cdr Stanislaw Skalski.

Published: December 14, 2021
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas, Zbigniew Kolacha
Company: MMP Books

Historical Background

The MMP/Casemate Single series of publications has developed into a very useful tool for modelers to add authentic details to their models. The books usually take one type of aircraft, and in this case, one particular airplane, and provides extensive detail, including accurate view drawings in two scales, photos of the actual aircraft in service, copies of… more

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Junkers JU-188/388

Published: December 10, 2021
Book Author(s): Oleg Pomoshnikov
Company: Kagero Publishing

Historical Background

This book provides the modeler with highly accurate 1/72 and 1/48 scale drawings of the Luftwaffe’s Junkers JU-188 and JU-388 series of medium bombers. At the beginning of the book, a very brief description of the aircraft is given, along with some information of the basic changes made when the JU-388 evolved. Of course, the JU-388 did not enter large scale… more

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Red Star Versus Rising Sun, Vol. 1: The Conquest of Manchuria

Published: November 2, 2021
Book Author(s): Adrien Fontanellaz
Company: Helion & Company

This book provides an explanation of the conflict between Russia (later the Soviet Union) and Imperial Japan over the territory of Manchuria. This conflict was a result of the arrival of the Europeans in Asia in the late 19th Century, and the result of this contact in Japan. The Chinese were more or less dominated by the western Powers, while the Japanese attempted to modernize to the point… more