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Osprey Combat Aircraft #82

A-26 Invader Units
of World War 2

Osprey Publishing

S u m m a r y :

Title and ISBN:

Osprey Publishing

A-26 Invader Units of World War 2

OSPREY Combat Aircraft #82

by Jim Roeder

ISBN: 978 1 84603 431 2

Contents & Media:

Soft-cover format; 48 pages; black and white photographs; full-colour plates.

Price:

£14.99 plus postage available online from Osprey Publishing, and from specialist book and hobby shops.

Also available from Osprey as an ePub (ePub or PDF), both £13.43

 

Review Type:

First Read.

Advantages:

well written and with a good selection photos and colour profiles, all in a sturdy package.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusion:

This will be a useful addition to the modelling library of those of you interested in the USAF. Recommended.


Reviewed by Graham Carter

FirstRead

 

This title, published in 2010, it is a welcome volume on this important late-war USAF bomber. Modellers will be familiar with the presentation of this series, and this volume consists of 96 semi-gloss pages case-bound in a stiffer glossy card cover with an illustration of 41-39274 “Sugar Baby” from 668th BS on it.

here are now 144 editions in this Osprey series, which started with the Ju 87 in 1997!

 

 

The book follows the established pattern of descriptive chapters illustrated with well-chosen pictures with good captions, with a central section of colour profiles of significant airframes. In this case there are 30 side views of both solid nose and clear nose variants, along with 13 nose-art only drawings. There are also five contemporary colour images from around St. Trond in 1945.

The contents are:-

  • Chapter 1 - Preparing the Invader

  • Chapter 2 - Combat Evaluation

  • Chapter 3 - Into Action

  • Chapter 4 - Invaders to the Fore

  • Chapter 5 - More Units Convert

  • Chapter 6 Pacific invaders

  • Appendices

  • Colour Plates Commentary

  • Index.

The Colour Plates Commentary is particularly useful with its description of each aircraft covered by the colour profile.

 

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These books are a useful addition to both the war historian and modeller’s bookshelves and this one is recommended to those who may have missed it the first time around.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This will be a useful addition to the modelling library of those of you interested in the USAF.

Thanks to Osprey Publishing for the sample.


Review Copyright 2022 by Graham Carter
This Page Created on 13 January, 2022
Last updated 13 January, 2022

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