Julien Posted August 20, 2019 Share Posted August 20, 2019 Airframe Extra No.10 The Battle of Midway 1942 ISBN: 9781912932054 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. 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 tenth book in this series covers the Battle of Midway. This occurred only 6 months after the attack on Pearl Harbour, the plan by Japan to decimate the rest of the US Navy in the Pacific. Due in a large part to US Intelligence breaking Japanese code the US Navy knew where the battle was to take place. While the US Did loose 1 carrier the Japanese lost 4, and were not in a position to replace these. The battle is generally considered to be the turning point of the war in the Pacific. The colour artwork features many aircraft taking part from both sides. The six models featured in this volume are; 1/48th SB2U-3 Vinicator (Academy) 1/72nd B5N2 Kate (Airfix) 1/48th TBF/TBM-1 Avenger (Italeri) 1/72nd SBD-3 Dauntless (Hasegawa) 1/144th A6M2b Zero (Sweet) 1/72nd F4F-4 Wildcat (Airfix) Conclusion This is a great ninth book in the series from Valiant Wings. They are to be congratulated for producing this series of books with the modeller directly in mind. Highly Recommended. Review sample courtesy of 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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