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|Publisher and Title:
||Albatros Productions Windsock
Worldwide Vol.23, No.3, May/June 2007
||Soft cover, A4 format magazine
available online from Albatros Productions' website
||Excellent format, knowledgeable
contributors, variety of subjects, inspiring artwork.
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
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Those of us that enjoy World War I aviation always look
forward to this regular publication. It’s the third of six installments
due for this year and as expected, a wide variety of subjects is
Dave Roberts leads off with another look at Fokker streaked camouflage
finishes. His analysis is fascinating and the reader can’t help but gain
a better understanding of the practice.
The seventh chapter in George Haddow’s guide to Austro-Hungarian Naval
aircraft features the Mickl-Oeffag Type H. The article centers on A11
which was made famous by the ace Gottfried Banfield. He flew 74
operational sorties in this machine, including one where he had to fly
home with a shot-through control column!
The plans feature focuses on the SAB C.1. Colin Owers gives us the
lowdown on this unusual aircraft and supplies seven images as well as
detailed 1:48 scale general arrangement drawings.
“The Beast” is tackled by Francois Portier as he explains his approach
to building Roden’s ambitious Staaken R.IV. The comments are
complimented by step by step photos as well as an attractive colour
profile by Ronny Bar.
For those wanting alternate colour schemes for the new Roden BE2C, Bob
Pearson steps up with three attractive proposals. His work is excellent
and should inspire many modelers to try for something a little
The usual comprehensive round up of kit reviews follows along with a
similar treatment for books and accessories.
This 32 page magazine continues to be an excellent
resource for the early aviation aficionado. The A4 format allows for the
large reproduction of photographs and also provides plenty of space for
the regular plans feature.
With a stable core of informed contributors, this magazine is a great
resource to all modellers of First World War aircraft.
Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2007 by Rob Baumgartner
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