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  1. Airframe Detail Number 7 – Henschel Hs.123 Valiant Wings Publishing The rugged Hs.123 was intended to be little more than a stopgap design until the more advanced Stuka was ready, but after initial issues with the wings departing the airframe in mid-flight it was found to be a capable dive bomber that was nimble and relatively quick for a biplane. The lack of rigging and all metal construction gave it a streamlined shape that was deceptively slick with the exception of the spatted undercarriage that was also to appear on its successor. Although production ceased
  2. Supermarine Spitfire Volume 1 – Airframe & Miniature 12 ISBN 978-0-9957773-5-4 Valiant Wings Publishing There can't be many people that don't know what a Spitfire is, and even fewer that partake in our hobby in any way shape or form, so let's just say that the Spitfire played a major part in the defence of the British Isles during the Battle of Britain and beyond, receiving more and better upgrades to performance and capability throughout the war, with a service life that lasted well beyond May 1945. It's a testament to the simple brilliance of the origin
  3. Airframe Detail Number 6 – Ta.154 Moskito Valiant Wings Publishing Kurt Tank was a gifted engineer and created a number of successful designs for the German war effort during WWII, with the Moskito being one of his less successful due in part to circumstances beyond his control. The original design was intended to use the least strategic materials as possible, and the fuselage and wings were instead constructed mainly from laminated wood that was bonded by a phenolic resin for strength. The prototype was flown in competition with two other designs and achieved a
  4. Bristol Beaufighter – Airframe Album 14 A Detailed Guide to Bristol's Hard-Hitting Twin Valiant Wings Publishing Based upon the Beaufort bomber, the whittled-down heavy fighter became an excellent nightfighter, ground-attack and maritime strike in European and South Pacific theatres, with many variants and improvements along the way. Entering service in time for the Battle of Britain, it quickly fell into the nightfighter role, with its ability to carry heavy armament and equipment without unduly affecting its performance endearing it to the pilots and
  5. The Dornier Do.335 Pfeil A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe's Fastest Piston Engined Fighter – Updated and Expanded Valiant Wings Publishing Valiant Wings have now re-released this book, which was originally released in 2016 and was originally reviewed here, and rather than just sit on their laurels they have improved it by adding more pages of photos during the first section of the book, and by adding a detailed build by Steve A Evans of the Zoukei Mura Do.335 kit in 1:32, which hadn't made it in time to be included in the previous edition.
  6. Boulton Paul Defiant – Airframe Detail No.5 ISBN: 978-0-9957773-6-1 Valiant Wings Publishing During the 30s the British Air Ministry were obsessed with turrets, and insisted on plonking them in any design that was proposed, even including the Spitfire for one brief moment. They felt that the division of labour between two crew members gave a better chance of the aircraft attacking unescorted bombers, but this turned out to be incorrect thinking, as the Defiant found to its cost when it entered combat. The additional weight of a turret and extra crewman affe
  7. The Heinkel He.162 – Airframe Album 13 A detailed Guide to the Luftwaffe's VolksJäger (9780995777347) Valiant Wings Publishing The He.162 VolksJäger was an emergency project that was instigated in a desperate attempt to reduce the devastation that was being caused by the Allied bombing offensive, using few strategic materials that were becoming increasingly scarce, and that was also supposed to be easy to fly. A number of companies submitted their design with the Heinkel option gaining the contract, using laminated wood extensively in the aircraft's skin and
  8. The Hawker Sea Fury – Airframe Album 2 (Second Edition) Valiant Wings (9780995777330) The Sea Fury has a number of poignant distinctions, as it was both the fastest piston-engined production aircraft, and the last prop-driven aircraft to serve with the Royal Navy. Powered by the huge and powerful Centaurus engine, it had a top speed of 460mph, and carried a heavy armament of 4 x 20mm Hispano cannons, with hard-points under the wings for 12 x 3" rockets. It saw surprisingly long service, into the 60s with foreign air forces that weren't quite ready or able to begi
  9. Airframe Extra No.9 The North African Campaign ISBN: 9780995777323 Valiant Wings Publishing Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. This volume contains period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds; this one has bui
  10. Airframe & Miniature 5 Early Series (to E-9 including T) and 11 Bf.109 Late Series (F-K & Z) A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe's Famous Fighter Valiant Wings Publishing There won't be many folks that have an interest in WWII aviation that would say "Bf.what now?", and a great many of us have a fondness for this aircraft, despite what it represented at the time. They are just pieces of metal and rubber, afterall. The Bf.109, a product of the Messerschmitt works was a pre-war design that went on to serve valiantly (excuse pun) to the end of the war, and went throu
  11. The Gloster Gladiator – Airframe Album 12 Valiant Wings Publishing The tagline "A detailed guide to the RAF's last biplane fighter" is a perfect summation of the Glad, which soldiered on long past its sell-by date due to the pressures of a war that it wasn't really designed to cope with. It was always going to be a stop-gap aircraft, and was the winner of the competition for which the original Supermarine Type 224 was submitted. Developed from Gloster's experience with previous biplane fighters, the Gladiator bore more than a passing resemblance to how I would im
  12. Airframe Extra No.8 Air War Over Italy Valiant Wings Publishing Continuing with their series of Airframe Extra Books, the latest title Number 8 deals with The Air War Over Italy, in the period Sept 1943 to May 1945. The conflict in Italy is often overlooked when compared to the D-Day landings and conflict in France & Germany. In fact veterans of the campaign were referred to as D-Day dodgers. The war in Italy though was often hard and brutal and this reviewer in particular has been told so as my Granddad fought in the dessert and up through Italy. Like other t
  13. Fieseler Fi.156 A Detailed Guide to the Luftwaffe's Versatile Storch Valiant Wings Publishing The Storch was a lightweight short-takeoff and landing liaison aircraft that was also used for spotting on occasions. Around 3,000 airframes were produced by the Germans, and a number of countries build licensed examples before, during and after the war. A number even fell into Allied hands and were used by notable figures for quick and easy transport between locations, with the long suspension travel allowing it to land in quite rough fields.
  14. Airframe Extra No.7 The Suez Crisis Valiant Wings Publishing Continuing with their series of Airframe Extra Books, the latest title Number 7 deals with the first major Post War Conflict to involve the European Powers. It has since been seen by history as the start of then end for the empires. This book is 74 pages in an A4 softcover format. Following the other books of the series it breaks down to sections on History, 47 profiles of aircraft from The RAF, FAA France & Israel; and 7 models of aircraft from the period. The colo
  15. Good news for any of you folks that quite like a good read, plenty of pictures, and some interesting information. Valiant Wings are starting the year with a FREE postage event between the Tuesday 17th January and Saturday the 21st January. If you have been meaning to pick up some extra books from their range, or have never heard of them and fancy a browse, now is your chance. Have a squint, tee up some books, and hit the shop on the 17th, hoping that you don't go overdrawn before you salary comes in! Click on the logo below to engage in browsing.
  16. The Dornier Do.335 Pfeil A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe's Fastest Piston Engined Fighter Valiant Wings Publishing The Do.335 was The Nazi's last attempt to squeeze more power from the piston-engine by installing one at each end of the fuselage driving two props without the need for draggy engine pods on the wings. It was a large fighter, but incredibly fast, earning the name Arrow (German: Pfeil). Fortunately for the Allies it came too late to see much service, so could not change the course of the war, but it was a worrying prospect for Allied piston-eng
  17. Airframe Extra No.6 The Continuation War Valiant Wings Publishing Continuing with their series of Airframe Extra Books, the latest title Number 6 is a Continuation, "The Continuation War". This was the period of conflict from 1941 to 1944 Between Finland and The Soviet Union, following the Winter War. Germany supplied material and military support to Finland as it considered this to be an extension of its efforts on the Eastern front. This book is 82 pages in an A4 softcover format. Following the other books of the series it breaks down to sections on History, 55
  18. The Me.163 Komet A Detailed Guide To The Luftwaffe's Rocket-Powered Interceptor Valiant Wings Airframe Album 10 Eric Brown famously (and naughtily) flew the diminutive and ground-breaking rocket fighter under power after WWII ended, and described it as something of a wild ride. It was a point-defence fighter, taking off on a disposable trolley and climbing at an incredible rate for the day into the bomber streams that were then devastating the remains of the Third Reich, with the intention of cutting them to ribbons. Due to the difficulties in building any m
  19. No.5 The Spanish Civil War Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. This volume contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds this one in 1/72 & 1/48. These are from modellers; Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. T
  20. The De Havilland Mosquito Part 1: Bomber & Photo Reconnaissance Valiant Wings Publishing ISBN 978-0-9935345-1-5 This book is Number 8 in the Airframe & Miniature series, penned by that dynamo of aviation literature, Richard A Franks. There can't be many people that don't know at least a little about the much beloved Mossie, but even those with a fair knowledge can always learn more. I think I probably fall in that category, having had a love of the Mosquito since boyhood when I was lucky enough to see one flying overhead from Hawarden on many occasions. The Mosquito bega
  21. Valiant Wings Airframe Extra No.4 The Battle of Taranto. Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. Each will contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds in all three major scales (1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd) from modellers; Dani Zama
  22. Valiant Wings Airframe Extra No.3 The Battle of Britain. Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. Each will contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds in all three major scales (1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd) from modellers; Dani Zama
  23. Valiant Wings Airframe Extra No.2 The Korean War Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. Each will contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds in all three major scales (1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd) from modellers; Dani Zamarbide, S
  24. Valiant Wings Airframe Extra No.1 D-Day to VE Day. Many modellers these days seem to like building subjects based on a theme, which can often be historical events. This series of books from Valiant Wings will look at specific areas, and events in the history of aerial warfare with this in mind. Each title will cover the history and details details of these event. Each will contain period photographs, and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. More importantly to the modeller each will contain kit builds in all three major scales (1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd) from modellers; Dani Zamarbide,
  25. De Havilland Hornet & Sea Hornet A Detailed Guide To The RAF & FAA's Last Twin-Engine Fighter Richard A Franks - Valiant Wings Publishing The Hornet and Sea Hornet were the skinny younger cousins of the highly successful Mosquito, but suffered as poor relations to the up-and-coming jet engine aircraft of the late war and early post WWII era. Nevertheless it was liked by its pilots due to its easy handling and crisp control response, which instilled confidence in its abilities. Given the impending jet revolution however, it lasted from first flight in 1944 to 1956 when the last airf
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