Albatros D.V/D.Va At War, Volume 2

Published: July 16th, 2012     
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Author: C. A. Owers
Reviewed by: Chad Richmond - IPMS# 10346
ISBN #: 978-1-906798-20-8
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 40 pages, archive photos, color profiles, detail drawings
Price: $24.00
Product / Stock #: Windsock Datafile 152

I though long ago that I had seen just about every picture of the World War I Albatros D.V and D.Va. Then Windsock comes along and publishes another Datafile that is jam packed with photos that I have not seen before and of aircraft markings that were new to me. This Datafile includes black and white photos taken during and after WWI and pictures of the two flyable aircraft built by The Vintage Aviator Ltd., as well as Albatros artifacts belonging to The Aero Conservancy ( here in the US. A narrative description of the process of building the two aircraft is included.

Datafile 152 picks up where Datafile 151 left off and continues the story of the Albatros in World War I in December, 1917. Much of the narrative deals with data on many airframes that were captured and tested by the British. The narrative also covers a lengthy treatise on the transition in painting the Albatros and the lozenge fabric coverings introduced later in production.

Seven pages of scale drawings by Martin Digmayer in 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd scale are provided to show every aspect of the Albatros airframe, including detailed engine and cockpit drawing. Seven color profiles are provided by Ronny Bar Aircraft Profiles.

I highly recommend Windsock Worldwide and Windsock Datafiles to all World War I modeling enthusiasts. Individual issues and subscriptions to both are available through Albatros Productions, as well as ROLL Models.

My thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

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