Top Drawings #131 Fiat G.55 Centauro
This is #131 of the Top Drawings series describing the G.55. The book consists of a total of 16 plan views and 5 profiles of the aircraft. The book is written in English and Polish. The first page of the book has a small history of the aircraft in both languages. You will find a single page drawing for a 1/32 scale aircraft, 3 for 1/72 scale, and 11 for 1/48 scale. There are two drawings in which 1/48 and 1/24 are combined and one in which 1/72 and 1/48 are combined as well. The large 1/32 scale drawing is a single sheet added to the book. This drawing is provided in a two-sided single page. The backside of the drawing has profiles of the aircraft for the single seat fighter as well as the trainer version.
The book does not limit itself to just one side profile. You will find both the port and starboard side, as well as the bottom and top side views, drawings of the armament, and types of external equipment such as bombs and torpedoes. A cross section of the wing and differences between types are provided as well.
This book, although small, is loaded with information about the aircraft that will be useful to a modeler that would like to build a different aircraft than the one provided by the manufacturer. I enjoyed the book as I learned that the type "B" was manufactured after the war and that both Argentina and Egypt flew this aircraft.
I would like to thank Casemate for the opportunity to review this book.