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The Spanish Civil War
Prelude to World War II

Valiant Wings Publishing
Airframe Extra No.5

S u m m a r y

Publisher and Title:

Airframe Extra 5
The Spanish Civil War, Prelude to World War II

ISBN: 978-0-9935345-2-2
Media:

Magazine style book comprising of 82 pages plus gloss front and back cover.

Price: Available online from Valiant Wings Publishing for £9.95 plus shipping
and and stockists worldwide.
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: The benefit of both excellent written historical covereage, extensive profiles of the aircraft involved and excellent build articles from respected modellers.
Disadvantages: None noted.
Conclusion:

A great quick reference book for this period with some very helpful material. Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Drover



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FirstRead

 

The fifth release in the Airframe Extra series by Valiant Wings covers the Spanish Civil war in details. This release is covered in 88 pages within an A4 style magazine. The books covers the aerial protagonists from this period in historical prose, period photographs of subjects, colour profiles and 1/48th and 1/72nd builds by well know modellers Steve Evans and Libor Jekl.

 

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The contents of the book are as follows:

  • Covers aerial operations by both Republican and Nationalist forces between 17th July 1936 and 1st April 1939.

  • Historical narrative by Patrick Branly

  • Numerous period images

  • 50 colour profiles by Richard Caruana

  • Specially commissioned kit builds:

      • 1/48th Fonderie Miniatures Dewoitine D.510 (Republican) and Roden 1/48th Heinkel He-51B.1 (Nationalist/Condor Legion) by Steve A. Evan

      • 1/72 Azur Polikarpov I-15 (Republican) and Special Hobby Junkers Ju-87A-1 (nationalist/Condor Legion) by Libor Jekl

      • 1/72 RS Models Dornier Do-17E (Nationalist/Condor Legion) by Steve Evans

 

 

Conclusion

 

I really like this series of books. The combination of excellent historical information, period photos and builds of contemporary kits by respected builders makes this a very helpful publication. This is a great ‘go to’ book for initial information on the subject and if you’re looking to build a subject from this period then the profiles and informative build articles will certainly help. A very handy book to have on the shelves.

Recommended.

Thanks to Valiant Wings Publishing for the sample.


Review Copyright 2016 by Mick Drover
This Page Created on 25 November, 2016
Last updated 25 November, 2016

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