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Blohm & Voss Bv 141
A Technical Guide

by Richard A. Franks

Valiant Wings Publishing
Airframe Detail No.1
Second Edition

S u m m a r y

Publisher and Title:

Blohm und Voss Bv 141
A Technical Guide
Valiant Wings Pubishing
Airframe Detail No.1
Second Edition
by Richard A. Franks

ISBN: 978-1-912932-19-1
Media: The 66 semi-gloss pages are enclosed within a glossy cardboard cover with a couple of black and white images on front and back.
Price:


GBP£14.95 plus shipping available online from Valiant Wings

GBP£14.95 plus shipping available online from Hannants

and stockists worldwide.

Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Excellent quality printing and images; easy to read; useful colour schemes.
Disadvantages: None noted.
Conclusion:

The extent of useful coverage in photos, drawings and notes will make this a vital reference for the Luftwaffe modeller or any aviation enthusiast interested in oddities. Recommended.


Reviewed by Graham Carter



 

FirstRead

 

This is a revised and updated Second Edition of a 2014 book about this peculiar German reconnaissance aircraft that, while it was never a huge success and only produced in minuscule numbers, holds a certain fascination for the enthusiast due to its odd appearance that marked one of aviation’s dead-ends.

 

 

I have not seen the first edition so cannot comment on the exact differences except to point out that the model build in this edition is of the relatively recent Hobby Boss 1/48 rendition from Steve A Evans, which was not around in 2014.

 

 

The only readily available kit would be the Airfix one in 1/72 from several decades ago but still around in new boxings. A 1/144 resin version accompanied the Anigrand Ju 352.

 

 

The 66 semi-gloss pages are enclosed within a glossy cardboard cover with a couple of black and white images on front and back.

 

 

Inside you will find five sections:

  1. An introduction which traces the background and development of the aircraft with a selection fo photos to show the prototypes and later variants,

  2. Technical Description which covers the airframe interior and exterior with a mass of annotated technical drawings and contemporary photos, all in B&W. The will be very useful to the modeller and fills some 38 pages,

  3. Camouflage and Markings covering in colour side profiles ( by Richard Caruana) , notes and photos of a range of versions from the prototype through to service users, such as there were,

  4. Building the Bv141, a detailed guide by Steve A Evans of the Hobby Boss 1/48 kit, which as usual is beautifully done with useful step-by-step photos and notes, and finally,

  5. a single page of kits, accessories and references, of necessity fairly short as this is not one of the most kitted aircraft on the planet!

 

 

The whole volume is produced up to the usual Valiant high standard with excellent printing, useful sized images and drawings and valuable notes.

 

 

Conclusion

 

The extent of useful coverage in photos, drawings and notes will make this a vital reference for the Luftwaffe modeller or any aviation enthusiast interested in oddities. Recommended.s.

Thanks to Valiant Wings Publishing for the sample.


Review Copyright 2021 by Graham Carter
This Page Created on 8 November, 2021
Last updated 8 November, 2021

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