Book Author(s)
Graham Bandy
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
January 22, 2023
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$49.95

The book covers a detailed account of the cap badges used by the British Armed forces from their creation until the present.  The book consists of a Foreword, Introduction, Order of Precedence, and A Short Story of the Badge in the British Army, How to use the Book, 31 Chapters, and where to go next. This last part is divided into Abbreviations used, 10 Appendices and the Bibliography.

Book Author(s)
Mike Heideman and Rock Roszak
Review Author
Doug Hamilton
Published on
January 22, 2023
Company
Detail & Scale, Inc.
MSRP
$23.99

Built by Grumman Aircraft, the A-6 Intruder is legendary in Naval Aviation circles. Flown by the US Navy and Marine Corps as both a land based and carrier-based deep penetration attack aircraft the A6 could carry more bomb weight than a WW II B-17 bomber!! This book is a companion to the Detail and Scale book on A-6s that was released in 1987. As the title implies, this volume covers colors and markings of the US Navy Intruder carried during its operational lifetime.

Book Author(s)
Dennis Oliver
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
January 22, 2023
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$28.95

This is volume 36 from the TankCraft series. The contents consist of an Introduction and nine sections. The introduction is a small history of the Panzer III, as well as the number shipped to North Africa and their unit numbers. The next section introduces us to the initial operations of the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK). We are presented with the Order of Battle of the DAK as of March/April, 1941.The section ends with a map showing the area of operations of the DAK, as well as month by month events starting in January, 1941 and ending in November, 1942. The book follows with 20 profiles of vehicles used by the unit and their camouflage.

Book Author(s)
David Doyle
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
January 22, 2023
Company
David Doyle Books
MSRP
$24.99

David Doyle's book on the M911 and M1070 HET is one of the latest entries in the 'Legends of Warfare' series with entries in Ground, Naval, and Aviation. The Legends of Warfare series has expanded rapidly since its 2017 debut in the market with now over 100 titles released. This hard cover series covers a wide variety of monographs at a good price point.

Book Author(s)
David Francois
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
January 22, 2023
Company
Helion & Company
MSRP
$29.95

Helion is a UK based company that produces books on many aspects of Military History from the Late Medieval period through to the present day. Helion was established in 1996, and since then they have published almost 1,200 books, with 100 or more new titles coming out every year, for readers around the world.

David Francois, from France, earned his PhD in Contemporary History at the University of Burgundy and specialized in studying militant communism, its military history and relationship between politics and violence in contemporary history. In 2009, he co-authored the Guide des archives de l’Internationale communiste published by the French National Archives and the Maison des sciences de l’Homme in Dijon. He is regularly contributing articles for various French military history magazines and regular contributor to the French history website L’autre côté de la colline.

Book Author(s)
Malcolm Lowe
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
January 21, 2023
Company
Key Publishing Ltd
MSRP
$24.95

This is Volume 15 of the Historic Military Aircraft Series from the Publishers of FlyPast Magazine. The book is divided into 10 chapters with an introduction and glossary at the end of the book. The Introduction deals mainly with a short story of the Junkers Company. This include the pioneering work of the company into development of the all metal airplane, the inter-war success and finally how the company was seized and became completely owned by the NAZI Party. The company was fully amalgamated, finally in 1936. Chapter one touches on the development of the JU-88. The early idea was that the JU-88 would be that of an offensive aircraft, but the early vision of the designers wa changed due to an airplane crash in which the supporter of the fast offensive aircraft was killed in a plane crash. The person most influential in the many changes of the JU-88 was Ernst Udet. He was a firm believer of the tactical air force for close support.

Book Author(s)
Igor Donchik and Daniele Guglielmi Illustrator: Igor Donchik
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
January 21, 2023
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
MSRP
$34.99

Since their founding in 2013, their mission has been to share the knowledge accumulated by Mig Jimenez, the founder of AMMO by Mig Jimenez, and the experience of AMMO's entire team of modelers, with the modeling community around the world. At AMMO by Mig Jimenez, they have a unique identity as the Weathering brand in the modeling sector, thanks to the fact that they are a company founded entirely by modelers. That passion for the hobby is reflected in all their products which always try to provide the best solutions for modelers. With 90% of their products manufactured in Spain, with high quality control and complying with all European standards, they offer the quality and safety that modelers demand for their projects. Additional books in this series include: Waffen SS Colors; Eastern Front – Russian Vehicles 1935-1945; and Sherman – The American Miracle.

Review Author
Dave Morrissette
Published on
January 16, 2023
Company
Twobobs Aviation Graphics
Scale
1:48
MSRP
$15.00

For those of us aircraft builders, Two Bobs Aviation Graphics is no stranger to the decal scene. Specializing in modern era planes of all types, they have supplied great decals for a long time now. This new set, “F-15 Grim Reapers- End of an Era” continues that tradition with a set dedicated to the 493rd Fighter Squadron located at RAF Lakenheath and known as the Grim Reapers. They are converting to F-35’s and went about commemorating the retirement of the F-15C’s with a special scheme and nose art capturing their last deployment to Poland. As a bonus, there are three additional schemes from their 2019 deployment that feature nose art. Included in the set are marking for:

Review Author
Dave Morrissette
Published on
January 16, 2023
Company
UMM-USA
Scale
n/a
MSRP
$6.95

UMM-USA is known for many things and one of them is tools. Tools specifically found or designed by owner John Vojtech. If you look at just the web page for the chisels, there are 26 different varieties or sets. You can find them here:

http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/index.php?cPath=21_224

The two we are reviewing here are the 2.0mm elliptical chisel (Umm 38) and 3.5mm flat double beveled chisel (UMM16). They both have great handles which provide a very sturdy grip.