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Valiant Wings Airframe Extra - No.4 The Battle of Taranto

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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 Zamarbide, Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. The books are A4 soft cover format very well printed with clear text, good artwork and clear build photographs.

The forth book in this series covers probably one of the most famous Royal Navy Fleet Air raids of all time; The Battle of Taranto.


The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part from both sides.



The five models features in this volume are;
  • Azur 1/72 Martin Maryland.
  • Italeri 1/72 Cant Z.501 "Gabbiano".
  • Airifx 1/72 Fairey Swordfish.
  • MPM 1/48 Fairey Fulmar Mk.I.
  • Italeri 1/48 Fiat CR.42 Falco.


Also of interest to the modeller is a list of commonly used colours of this period with reference to commonly used Enamel and Acrylic paints.

This is a great third book in the series from Valiant Wings. Highly Recommended.


Special offer on the first four books:

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Sorry, but this book isn't about the Battle of Britain Airframe No. 3 as listed in the header !

Slight editorial error which has been corrected.

You were quick off the mark Mick, the title's been corrected now - the Battle of Britain book is reviewed here if you wanted to see that one...



Yes all done now.

Thanks Julien,

It's getting more interesting, volume after volume.

These are really good. I agree.
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