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Fairey Firefly

Published: May 3, 2022
Book Author(s): Matthew Willis
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

The Fairey Firefly was one of the most successful two-seat fighter/strike/attack aircraft used in WWII and beyond. While the type did have some teething problems at the beginning it proved its value across multiple theatres and two wars. The first action for the type was in Europe against the German battleship Tirpitz and then onto the Pacific against the Japanese, Later marks provided… more

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The Forgotten American Volunteer Group

Published: April 17, 2022
Book Author(s): Dan Hagedorn
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

Everyone has heard of the AVG also know as the Flying Tigers and their exploits in WWII, but did you know that there was another AVG that served in Colombia in 1932? This book is their story.

In the early 1930s there was a border skirmish between Colombia and Peru when the latter invaded a very remote section of Columbia. So remote in fact that it was only accessible by floatplane or… more

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Soviet Heavy fighters 1926-1949

Published: March 2, 2022
Book Author(s): Dariusz Paduch
Company: Kagero Publishing

This book comprises twenty-two segments each covering a different aircraft design. The heavy fighter concept was one that was tried out by many different nations. In theory these aircraft were to perform a variety of missions such as ground attack, bomber protection/escort as well as reconnaissance without the aid of single engine fighters. More often than not it was found that the heavy… more

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PZL P.11c

Published: February 19, 2022
Book Author(s): Grzegorz Szymanowski, Witold Szewczyk, Robert Wasik, Rafal Z. Lebioda, Vitor Costa, Andrzej Marchwicki & Wojciech Buba
Company: Kagero Publishing

This book covers the Polish PZL P.11c and is laid out in seven chapters. The book has text laid out in two columns per page, one on English and one in Polish.

The first chapter covers the development and history of the first Allied aircraft to down a German plane in WWII. Included in this section are several color profiles as well as information about the various fighter squadrons and… more

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Topdrawings #118 Nakajima B6N Tenzan

Published: January 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas & Artur Juszczak
Company: Kagero Publishing

This is volume 118 in the Topdrawing series. This is a thin book with brief text in both English and Polish. The book contains very nice 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale drawings. There are also ten color profiles of various B6Ns.

The drawings contain useful information on the various ordinance carried and its layout as well as engine and propeller information.

This is the first of… more

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RAF Second World War Fighters in Profile #1

Published: December 6, 2021
Book Author(s): Chris Sandham-Bailey
Company: Tempest Books

This is a large volume with good basic historical and use information about each design covered with multiple color profiles. Some of the profiles are rendered in 3-view. Also, the readers are provided by the author with 4-view scaled drawings with cross sections. Some drawings are in 1/72 and some are in 1/48. Fifteen different aircraft are covered in the book. These being: Gloster Gladiator… more

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Mitsubishi A5M Claude

Published: October 7, 2021
Book Author(s): Dariusz Paduch
Company: Kagero Publishing

This is volume 75 in the monograph series. The book follows the usual monograph format. Included along with 1/48 drawings bound into the volume is a separate 2-sided page of 1/32 drawings.

The first 16 pages of the book discuss the A5M’s predecessors such as the Nakajima A1N2, Mitsubishi 1MF10 and its immediate predecessor; the Ka-14. The bulk of the book is dedicated to production and… more

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SAAB J 21R

Published: September 9, 2021
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas & Teodor LIVIU Morosanu
Company: MMP Books

This is volume thirty-two in the Single series. This is a thin book with no text other than photo captions. The book contains very nice 1/72 and 1/48 scale drawings, B&W photos of various details and pages from the manuals showing different systems. There are also two color photos of cockpit details.

This book covers the jet… more

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NAA P-51 Mustang and Derivatives

Published: September 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Kev Darling
Company: Guideline Publications

This is volume five in the special series. Warpaint books are well known to the modeler and historian alike and this book follows the same pattern as others in the series. The book is divided into 15 different chapters. Beginning with design and a look under the skin the first two chapters cover the development of the Mustang from prototype to P-51H as well as a look at structure and various… more

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Fiat G.55 Centauro

Published: July 22, 2021
Book Author(s): Eduardo Manuel & Gil Martinez
Company: Kagero Publishing

This book covers the Fiat G.55 from WWII to its post war service. At first glance the book is reminiscent of the Ali d’Italia series being roughly the same size and length but with the entire printed portion in English.

The first 62 pages of this book covers the development and use in combat of the G.55 by both the regia Aeronautica, ANR and the Luftwaffe. An interesting story of the… more