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The de Havilland Mosquito

Part 1: Bomber & Photo-Reconnaissance

Valiant Wings Publishing
Airframe & Miniature No.8

S u m m a r y

Publisher and Title:

Airframe & Miniature No.8
The de Havilland Mosquito
Part 1: Bomber & Photo-Reconnaissance

ISBN: 978-0-9935345-1-5
Media:

192 page A4 softcover book.

Price: Available on-line from Valiant Wings Publishing for £18.95 plus shipping
and and stockists worldwide.
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: The book to have when it comes to glass nose Mosquitoes. The coverage of the airframe from al angles both interior and exterior is fantastic. Many period technical drawings provide authenticity to the information provided..
Disadvantages: None noted.
Conclusion:

A great quick reference book for this period with some very helpful material. Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Drover



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FirstRead

 

The de Havilland Mosquito is almost a staple in the stashes of many a model builder across the world. Even just considering the release of the HK Models B Mk IV in 1/32nd scale, this will book will be a must for builders looking to add additional details to this models. The excellent build article will also give them insight into its construction. Even the smaller scale modellers will certainly welcome this book into their library.

 

 

The book contains all of the information required if you are interested in the subject right through to those looking to super detailing information to enhance their builds. One thing I found quite interesting were the extensive various marks that were derived from this variant, the target tug TT Mk 39 probably being the most interesting and ugly looking of all.

 

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This book covers the Mosquito B Mk.IV in a plethora of detail.
The contents of the book are as follows

  1. 40+ pages of technical information

  2. 20+ pages of walk around images and technical diagrams

  3. 5+ pages of camouflage and markings

  4. 25+ pages of model builds and modelling information

  5. 200+ photographs including wartime images

  6. Colour side views and four views by Richard J. Caruana

  7. 3D isometric views of all bomber and PR variants by Wojciech Sankowski

  8. Specially commissioned extensive full builds by Libor Jekl and Steve A. Evans of the 1/72 scale Tamiya B Mk IV plus another converted to B Mk XVI, 1/48th scale Airfix PR Mk XVI and 1/32nd scale HK Models B Mk IV Series II kits

  9. Specially commissioned front cover artwork by Jerry Boucher

  10. A full set of fold-out 1/48th plans

 

 

Conclusion

 

This book is a real must for historians and Mosquito phones from all genres. The details provided across the entire airframe is second to none. The coverage is first class, extensive and complete for all variants of the glass nose Mosquito, many of which I’d never heard of.

The inclusion of the build articles and kit summaries across the various scales are an excellent inclusion into a book already jam packed with information.

Although minimal squadron information is provided in this book, it’s level of technical completeness puts it well and truly into the recommended category.

This is a very nice book to have.

Thanks to Valiant Wings Publishing for the sample.


Review Copyright 2016 by Mark Davies
This Page Created on 10 March, 2016
Last updated 18 November, 2016

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