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WINGS OF EMPIRE: THE FORGOTTEN WARS OF THE R.A.F., 1919-1938

Published: September 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Barry Renfrew
Company: The History Press

Historical Background

At the end of World War I, the British Empire had to expand to take over some of the territories in the Middle East and Africa, most of which had been under the control of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Turkey had sided with the Central Powers, and the British took the regions almost by default. The big question, in both the Middle East and Africa, was how to… more

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Henschel HS-126 Details

Published: September 8, 2021
Company: Brengun

The Product

This product consists of a small metal photo-etch stamping which includes detail parts for a 1/72 scale model of a Henschel HS-126, along with some resin parts, including a bomb, smoke generator, and a few other components for the cockpit interior. When I requested this item for review, I assumed that it was the new Brengun 1/72 scale model of the HS-126, but it actually… more

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Yakolev UT-3 (3rd Version)

Published: July 25, 2021
Company: Croco Models

History

The Yakovlev UT-3 was designed as a training aircraft to offer instruction to pilots of multi-engined aircraft, gunners, bombardiers, and radio operators. Construction was mainly of wood, with fabric covering and some steel tubing. Imported French Renault 6Q engines were used on the prototypes, but production models probably had a Voronezh MV-6, a Russian copy of the French… more

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Latvian Insignia - 1/72 and 1/48 scales

Published: July 14, 2021
Company: Croco Models

Historical Background

Latvia, a small Baltic republic, developed an air force in the twenties, and adopted a striking insignia of a red swastika ( no relation to the German version) on a white circular background. Aircraft operated with this insignia in place up until the outbreak of World War II, Many of their aircraft were imported from Britain, including Hawker Hinds, Bristol… more

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Images of War: US Naval Aviation, 1898-1945 "The Pioneering Years to the Second World War"

Published: July 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Leo Marriott
Company: Pen and Sword Aviation

Background

This book, part of Pen and Sword’s “Images of War” series, traces the development of naval aviation in the United States from the late 1890’s through the end of World War II. Starting with balloon development, which became a military issue during the American War Between the States, the Navy’s leaders became interested in this field towards the end of the 19th century.… more

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J8A Gloster Gladiator

Published: July 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas & Karolina Holda
Company: MMP Books

Background

The Gloster Gladiator was the last biplane fighter to be used in large numbers by the Royal Air Force before the arrival of monoplane fighters, such as the Hurricane and Spitfire. In addition, Gladiators served the Royal Navy as the Sea Gladiator, and were exported to other countries, including Latvia, Lithuania, China, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Iraq, Erie,… more

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Ronny Bar Profiles: British Two Seaters of the Great War

Published: June 15, 2021
Book Author(s): Ronny Bar
Company: Casemate UK

Historical Background

Most of the information published on the subject of World War I aviation deals with the development of single seat fighter types, and it is refreshing to see a book dealing exclusively with the less publicized two seaters. At the beginning of the war, airplanes were seen primarily as a means of observing the enemy to see what they were doing, or were capable of… more

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Scale Plans No. 69, RWD-14 Czapla. 1/72, 1/48, 1/32

Published: June 4, 2021
Book Author(s): Dariusz Karnas
Company: MMP Books

Historical Background

The RWD-14 Czapla was a light, two seat observation aircraft designed during the middle thirties by the RWD Design Team for the Polish military forces. It was intended to replace the Lublin R-XIII. Due to its extended development time, and relatively low performance, it was viewed as a stopgap measure until the LWS-3 Mewa became available. Just over 65 RWD-14’… more

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Club 1/72 Aircraft Drawings: The Best of Mariusz Lukasik

Published: May 21, 2021
Book Author(s): Mariusz Lukasik
Company: Kagero Publishing

The Book

This book is aimed at serious modelers, primarily those who build in 1/72 scale, and provides excellent drawings in scale of 14 aircraft, including the following:

Henschel HS-123, Arado AR-196, Messerschmitt Bf-109A-D, Messerschmitt Bf-109E and EB, Messerschmitt Bf-109T, Messerschmitt Bf-109F, Messerschmitt ME-262, Dornier Do-17/Do-215, Curtiss P-40, North American P… more

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Unusual C-47's

Published: May 1, 2021
Company: Iliad Design

Background

Since the Douglas DC-3 and C-47 was produced in larger numbers than any other transport aircraft, it stands to reason that the plane is well represented in the modeling world. Although the plane has been produced in a number of scales, the majority of the kits are in 1/72 scale. Starting with the old Airfix kit in the sixties, the more recent issues by Italeri and ESCI… more