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Curtiss Hawk H-75 in French Service

Mushroom Model Publications

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Publication Details:

Mushroom Model Publications Orange Series No.5112
Curtiss Hawk H-75 in French Service
by Lionel Persyn

Media and Contents:

144 pages; soft cover in A5 format


GBP£14.99 available online from Mushroom Model Publications' website

Review Type:



Ample photographs; colour profiles




A very concise and complete reference for any modeler wanting to build a French Curtiss Hawk H-75.


Reviewed by Mick Evans

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The Curtiss Hawk H-75 was the export version of the P-36 and was ordered in some quantity by the French Armee de l Air in 1938 to supplement the slow delivery of modern fighters from French manufacturers.  When the German forces attacked in May 1940 the Hawks proved to be among the most effective fighters available to the French and saw considerable action.  The H-75 saw action with the Vichy forces against the British and Americans in North Africa and some examples ended up as Luftwaffe trainers.

This new publication from MMP Publications is the latest in their orange book series and describes the design, development and operational use of the Curtiss Hawk H-75 in French Service.  

The book contains 144 pages of exceptional detail illustrated with photographs, including rare wartime colour photographs and 44 colour profiles covering all the marking schemes used by these aircraft in their 10 year service.  The most striking colour schemes being those worn by the aircraft in service with the Vichy French Forces with their red and yellow striped nose of fin. 

The quality of paper, photographs and printing is excellent.  These will be of great benefit to the super detailers as there are some very close photographs of the aircraft and cockpit. 

In summary, this is a very concise and complete reference for any modeler wanting to build a French Curtiss Hawk H-75.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Mushroom Model Publictions  for the sample.

All Mushroom Model Publications books are available direct from the publishers, who now accept credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Switch)  

North American distributors are MMD, Australian distributors are Platypus Publications. In Europe, the books are available from any good bookshop (via our UK distributors, Orca). Contact MMP direct in case of difficulties. 

Thanks to Roger at Mushroom Model Magazine  for the sample.

Review Copyright 2010 by Mick Evans
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Last updated 16 June, 2010

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