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Description & Publisher
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D
by Adam Jarski, Tadeusz Skwiot, Maciej Zywczyk
soft cover containing text, colour close-up
walkaround photos; black and white wartime photos,
colour artwork, plans and diagrams
USD$35.99 available online from Air Connection
useful and interesting from the point of view
of modellers; includes decals in 1/72, 1/48. 1/32
and 1/24 scales
Reviewed by Brett Green
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Established in 1991, AJ Press of Poland publishes books
apprpriate for both history buffs and modellers alike.
Modelmania series provides a wealth of information on specific
aircraft types. The latest in the series is Modelmania 7 -
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D.
This new title starts with development and historical
background, including a description of the variants. This
includes black and white contemporary photos of the aircraft
under development and in service. 15 pages of 1/48 scale plans
and scrap illustrations, including useful cross-sectional views
are then offered.
The operational record is covered next.
Pages 44 to 68 are packed with large, attractive profiles of
a wide variety of Doras. Most are single side profiles, but
there are a number of plan views plus a comprehensive stencil
guide over five pages. This is followed by colour walkaround
photos of museum examples, interspersed with helpful drawings
from the original maintenance manual of various specific aspects
of the aircraft.
The book is rounded out with a detailed description of
building Trumpeter's big 1/24 scale Dora, illustrated amply with
colour photos of the model under construction and completed. A
list of available kits in all scales is supplied on the inside
Text is in both English and Polish.
A comprehensive set of stencil decals is included. These are
in 1/72, 1/48, 1/32 and 1/24 scales. The decals are printed by
Techmod. Colours look good and registration is perfect.
If you do not have a lot of reference on the Focke-Wulf Fw
190 D-9, AJ Press's Modelmania title will be a very helpful
one-stop shop for modellers.
Connection for the review sample.