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Airframe Extra No.9 The North African Campaign - Valiant Wings Publishing


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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 builds in 1/144, 1/72, 1/48 & !/32. These are from modellers; Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl. The book is A4 soft cover format, very well printed with clear text, good artwork and clear build photographs.

The ninthbook in this series covers the North African Campaign June 1940 to May 1943. The period of Italy's declaration of War through to the surrender of Axis forces in Tunisia 1943. All sides had specific camoflage for the desert and these lend to some interesting models. 




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






The six models featured in this volume are;


  • 1/72nd Heinkel He 111 (Hasegawa).
  • 1/72nd Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk Ia (Special Hobby).
  • 1/72nd Dewoitine D.520 (RS Models).
  • 1/144th Junkers Ju 52/3m (Eduard).
  • 1/48th Bf 110C-2/Trop (Eduard).
  • 1/32nd Hawker Hurricane Mk IId (Fly).


This is a great ninth book in the series from Valiant Wings. They are to be conratulated for producing this series of books with the modeller directly in mind. Highly Recommended.




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