Wings of the Black Cross #11
This volume, #11, like all others in the series consists of pages and pages of clear photos, printed nicely on semi-gloss paper between laminated stiff covers. Eagle Editions consistently puts out first-rate publications.
Most photos in the Wings of the Black Cross series are previously unpublished, and this issue carries on that tradition. The entire booklet is chock full, starting with the cover (photos are identified on the inside of the cover). Also, in keeping with the tradition of ever-evolving information, errata regarding previous volumes are also printed on the inside cover.
The contents consist of 2 black and white photos per page, each with detailed captions. It begins with photos of Henschel 123 aircraft in the Condor Legion and ends with photos of sabotaged airframes in Allied hands. There is no particular order (other than some semblance of chronological sequence). After the photo section are four pages of nicely colored side profiles of various aircraft (based on photos in the book). Both profiles and photos have descriptions geared toward modelers, with markings and color call outs.
Each of the books in this series are like opening someone’s really good photo album. There is a large variety of aircraft – from Hs 123 biplanes to Ar196 floatplanes and much more. Lots of diorama and markings information in between these covers! The color profiles at the end are icing on the cake and are extremely well painted by James Bentley.
I can highly recommend this to any Luftwaffe fan, or anyone looking for some inspiration for their next Luftwaffe build/diorama.
Thanks to Eagle Editions for the review copy, and to IPMS for allowing me to review it!