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Windsock Worldwide


Vol.24, No.2



S u m m a r y

Publisher and Title: Windsock Vol.24, No.1           March / April 2008
Media: Soft cover, A4 format magazine
Price: 6.75 available online from Albatros Productions' website
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Variety of subject matter, knowledgeable contributors, welcome plans features and excellent artwork.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

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This latest issue of Windsock Worldwide coincides with an important anniversary.

Ninety years ago Manfred von Richthofen was killed in his triplane. He had been credited with 80 victories and was the highest scoring ace of the Great War. To mark the occasion we are treated to an expose of 127/17, a Fokker Dr.I that he scored 3 of those successes in.

Ronny Barr presents a double page spread of this aircraft, showing it in both its early and late colour schemes. This iconic machine is described by Greg VanWyngarden and comes with supporting period photographs.

The 13th instalment in George Haddow’s guide to WWI Austro-Hungarian Naval aeroplanes looks at the Lohner Type S. Along with a set of general arrangement drawings; the article provides three profiles from Bob Pearson and the usual array of accompanying black and white images.

Les Rogers continues his series on RE8 Squadrons during the 1914 to1918 period. This is part 4 and covers No.21 Squadron RFC/RAF, No.30 Squadron RFC/RAF and No.34 Squadron RFC/RAF. Profiles are once again courtesy of Bob Pearson.

Scratch builders have a new subject to sink their teeth into with the publication of another of Ian Stair’s lesser known line drawings. The Wight “converted” seaplane 275-hp Rolls-Royce Mk.II, makes an appearance by being presented in a detailed 1:72 scale plans feature.

Coinciding with the release of the CSM Grigorovich M.5, Harry Woodman supplies documentation on this interesting flying boat. He also makes a contribution with additional information on the HB D.I.

Lance Krieg gives us his thoughts on the Pfalz D.III with a build of the Eduard release of years past. Accompanying photographs reveal the modifications made to add a little bit of extra spice to an already excellent product.

Naturally there is the usual round up of reviews and these cover kits, books, figures and modelling accessories.

This is another absorbing edition and is highly recommended to all enthusiasts of WWI aviation.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Albatros Productions for the review sample

Review Copyright 2008 by Rob Baumgartner
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