Fighters over France 1940 - Book With Decals

Published: January 23rd, 2012     
Author: Maciej Goralczyk, Mariusz Lukasik, Andrzej Sadio, and Janusz Swiation
Reviewed by: Hub Plott - IPMS# 31328
ISBN #: 978-83-61220-76-3
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 34 pages, color profiles of sides, top and bottom of 16 aircraft
Price: $21.69
Product / Stock #: Top Colors 17 (15017)
Product provided by: Kagero Publishing

This is essentially a book of lovely color aircraft profiles! There are 16 aircraft covered by this book: three D. 520s, two Hawk 75s, 4 MS 406s, one Bf-110C, and six Bf-109Es that were engaged in the Battle of France in 1940. The profiles are beautifully drawn and each is accompanied by a short caption in both English and Polish detailing a short history of the pilot and aircraft depicted.

Accompanying the book are decal sheets in 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 for all of the aircraft illustrated within. The profiles serve as the placement guide for the decals. The decals themselves are absolutely gorgeous! They are well printed, in register, with vibrant colors. The sheet illustrated with this review is the 1/32 sheet, but all markings are on the sheet for each scale. The decals are printed by Cartograf, so you know they are good. I will need to dig the old Medallion 1/48 resin Hawk 75 out of the stash and buy an AZ MS 406 to put these to good use.

The book will appeal to the aviation historian, aircraft buff, and modeler alike. If you are interested in airplanes of the Battle of France, then this book/decal combo will allow you to add some very colorful and beautifully marked aircraft to your collection. I can recommend the book and decals to anyone who has an interest in the subject. My thanks to Kagero for this review sample and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

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