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Wings of the Black Cross

Number Four


by Mark Proulx


Eagle Editions



S u m m a r y

ISBN: 0-9721060-9-X
Media and Contents: Soft cover; 36 pages plus covers; high quality glossy presentation in portrait 8.5” x11” format; 8 Terry Higgins  colour profiles; 66 wartime photos including two in colour
Price: USD$17.95 plus postage and handling from Eagle Editions Website
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Interesting selection of photographs; excellent format for viewing detail; superb colour artwork.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

Wings of the Black Cross Number Four is available online from Squadron.com



Luftwaffe enthusiasts can never get enough when it comes to photographs of their beloved aircraft. The 36 pages of this latest publication from Eagle Editions will go a long way towards satisfying those needs.

It’s volume four of the series, and like those before it, contains a selection of black and white images as well as related artwork.

The former totals 66 with the majority printed two to a page. This allows for reader to glean as much detail as possible from the photos. Many will be familiar to the hardcore fan but every now and a then one is shown a different perspective of a recognizable subject.

The aircraft types featured are many and varied, the majority being fighters. This latter group includes the usual suspects such as the Fw 190, Me 262 and the Bf109, an example of the latter being a nice K-4 reputably from JG 52.

Other machines to get a multiple mention include the Ju 88 (bomber and night fighter versions), Do 335, Bf 110, and Ju 87.

One of the highlights of the book has to be the colour artwork. These eight profiles by Terry Higgins replicate some of the aircraft presented in the book and the standard is first class. Again it’s the fighters that predominate and these will provide plenty of inspiration for modelers.



Continuing on from earlier books in the series “Wings of the Black Cross” presents the reader with images not normally seem in main stream publications.

The photographs are generally of aircraft found at the end of the war, usually in a derelict or abandoned state. It’s these types of photographs that can reveal aspects of an aircraft not normally visible during wartime shots.

With two bonus colour photos on the rear cover, this volume will happily sit in the library of ardent Luftwaffe fans.


Thanks to Eagle Editions for the review sample.

Wings of the Black Cross is available direct from Eagle Editions website or specialist bookstores

Review Copyright © 2007 by Rob Baumgartner
This Page Created on 11 September, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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