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Spotlight On: Grumman F4F Wildcat

Published: November 3, 2022
Book Author(s): Zbigniew Kolacha
Company: MMP Books

This book is the latest in a new reference series for aircraft modelers called "Spotlight On" and presents detailed illustrations of the famous American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service in 1940 with the US Navy.

The Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the US Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theatre during the early part of the Second World War.… more


Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Bubbletop - Camouflage and Decals

Published: September 4, 2022
Book Author(s): Arkadiusz Wrobel, Janusz Swiatlon
Company: Kagero Publishing

Kagero brings us another of their “Camouflage & Decals” series books, this time showcasing the Republic P-47D Bubbletop Thunderbolt. There is no text, other than a brief caption of each aircraft and the unit/pilot assigned.

The color profiles are mostly pretty exciting and colorful, with many featuring gorgeous nose art of the time. This makes the book a helpful resource for the… more

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F-6C Mustang "Expert Set"

Published: August 18, 2022
Company: Arma Hobby

The P-51 Mustang was an excellent fighter, but it also proved to be a universal photo-reconnaissance plane. Its performance: speed, ceiling, armament, and great range meant that it could efficiently reach a distant target, photograph it and safely return to the base. To become a long-range aerial spy, the Mustang, unlike, for example, the Spitfire, required only the installation of… more

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The Messerschmitt Bf-109 Early Series (V1 to E-9 including the T series)

Published: June 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Richard A. Franks.
Company: Valiant Wings Publishing

Valiant Wings Publishing's next title in the ever-popular Airframe & Miniature series is an updated, revised and expanded second edition of  The Messerschmitt Bf 109 (Early versions V1 to E-9 including T-series) – A Complete Guide to The Luftwaffe's Famous Fighter by Richard A. Franks.

From the Publisher: This fifth book in our much-acclaimed series has been out of print for a… more


Junkers Ju-88A-4

Published: June 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Sebastian Piechowiak
Company: Kagero Publishing

The first in a new Kagero series (Club 1/48), author and modeler Sebastian Piechowiak presents his build log of ICM’s 1/48 Junkers Ju-88A-4 model. With text in both Polish & English, he describes his build in a step-by-step fashion. Obviously an accomplished and talented artist, the close-up photos are greatly appreciated, showing off his techniques and results, particularly in the cockpit… more


McDonnell F-4B Phantom II

Published: June 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Przemyslaw Skulski & Janusz Swiatlon
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

This monograph is compilations of the 4-view colour profile, scale plans and photo details of the single variant of the McDonnel F-4B Phantom II Scale plans in 1/72 scale plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also photos of the details in B&W and color.

The book is primarily composed of ‘walk-around” type photos, with some inflight pictures as well. The scale plans are… more

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Eagles of the Luftwaffe: Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G

Published: May 5, 2022
Book Author(s): Dan Sharp
Company: Mortons Books

When it appeared in the skies over Europe in 1941, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A was the best fighter in the world. It was more than a match for the best Spitfires the RAF could field and began shooting them down in ever-increasing numbers. Only the introduction of the Spitfire IX with its two-stage supercharged Merlin overturned its supremacy. Alongside the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Fw 190 is the… more

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Luftwaffe Victory Markings 1939–45

Published: April 26, 2022
Book Author(s): Philippe Saintes
Company: Pen & Sword

This book provides an overview of the victory markings painted on the fins and rudders of the planes of the German day fighter and night fighter aircraft between 1939 and 1945. It demonstrates how these were applied in reality through the profiles of nineteen pilots, including some of the most emblematic pilots of the Luftwaffe: Hans Troitzsch, Johannes Gentzen, Frank Liesendahl, Wilhelm… more

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Waffen-SS Armour on the Eastern Front 1941–1945: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Published: April 23, 2022
Book Author(s): Ian Baxter
Company: Pen & Sword

Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union, codenamed Operation Barbarossa, was arguably the pivotal moment of the Second World War. Initially the onslaught was staggeringly successful with, as the superb contemporary images in this book show, Waffen-SS armored divisions leading the charge. But the Nazis had underestimated the Russians’ determination to defend their homeland and the logistical… more

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Tiger Ausf.E – Visual Modelers Guide (Multilingual)

Published: January 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Enrique Calderón
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

Steel Series Volume 4. A work entirely devoted to the iconic Sd.Kfz. 181 Tiger Ausf. E. Fun and easily referenced sourcebook where you can visually analyze and distinguish the main versions of the Tiger I, from the initial models to the final production variants. The introduction includes some historical notes about the design and development process of the vehicle. All of this with high-… more