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Kyushu Q1W Tokai (Lorna) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9788366549838
Pub Date: 08 Sep 2022
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Scale Plans
This book contains 8, A3 size scale plans in 1/48, 1/72 scale of the Japanese aircraft Kyushu Q1W Tokai (Lorna).
Mitsubishi Babs: The world's first high-speed strategic reconnaissance aircraft Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9788366549739
Pub Date: 08 Sep 2022
Imprint: MMP Books
This book was written to redress this imbalance and tell the true story behind the development and operational deployment of the world’s first high-speed strategic reconnaissance aircraft, which began 6,000 miles further east and four years prior to the momentous events in Europe, under the guidance of the Imperial Japanese Army and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co Ltd. Faced with similar preconceptions, technical arguments, and a very rigid operational doctrine, the Mitsubishi Babs was developed during a brief golden aeronautical period (between the mid 1930s and early 1940s), when the Japanese aircraft industry flourished under constant military aircraft competitions and production orders. Free from prying eyes and shrouded within a self-imposed veil of secrecy, the Japanese developed numerous designs that were equal to and in some cases ahead of contemporary Western manufacturers.This book is the most comprehensive on the “Babs” yet published in English, with numerous photographs of the aircraft in service, several of which have never been published before, walkaround photographs of the preserved aircraft, illustrations from contemporary manuals, and color artwork.
Saab 35 Draken Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9788366549821
Pub Date: 08 Sep 2022
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Scale Plans
This book contains 8, A3 size scale plans in 1/48, 1/scale of the famous Saab 35 Draken.
Zitadelle Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9788366148369
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2022
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Connoisseur's Books
Seventy years after the battle of Kursk, which was probably the greatest tank battle of the Second World War and perhaps of all military history, comes this new publication. Characterized by hundreds of period photos, allowing the reader to relive those tragic and terrible events.The photos of men, weapons, and vehicles taken on the battlefield before, during, and after the engagements during the rare moments of rest are a true testament to military history. An exceptional photographic documentation, which will be useful to historians, military history students and modeling enthusiasts.Some photos are already known, but we have made every effort to include wherever possible new material as well, previously unpublished, coming from the principal public and private archives, to try to offer our readers a new editorial product.The course of operations was analyzed mainly from the point of view of the Das Reich division, taking the information directly from German war diaries and from Otto Weidinger's previous historical researches on the same division. In the text, however, there is no lack of references to other formations of the SS-Panzer-Korps, whose units always acted in collaboration during the course of the offensive
German Aircraft Instrument Panels Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9788366549685
Pub Date: 29 Jul 2022
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Inside
This book from the series “Inside” shows detailed drawings of the German aircraft instrument panels in great detail.Instrument panels of the following aircraft:Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4, Messerschmitt Me 262 A, Heinkel He 111 P-1, Henschel Hs 126 B, Dornier Do 17 Z, Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4, Fieseler Fi 156, Henschel HS 123, Focke Wulf Fw-190 A-3, Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6, Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-12, and Junkers Ju 87 B-1.
Grumman F4F Wildcat Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9788366549357
Pub Date: 29 Jul 2022
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Spotlight ON
40 color profiles of the Grumman F4F Wildcat versions. Specially commissioned profiles with high level details.
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 and Licence Build Versions Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9788366549920
Pub Date: 29 Jul 2022
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Polish Wings
The famous jest fighter Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 and its variants in the Polish Air Force are described in unparalleled detail. Includes many unpublished photos from the private collections. The color schemes and markings are described and illustrated in a series of specially commissioned color profiles.
NAA P-51B-10-NA Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9788366549807
Pub Date: 29 Jul 2022
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Single
This book compiles the 4-view color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the NAA P-51B-10-NA. Scale plans are in 1/72 scale, plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. It also includes photos of the details in B&W and color.
T-72M Single Vehicle No 05 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9788366549876
Pub Date: 29 Jul 2022
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Single Vehicle
This book compiles the color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the T-72M Soviet main battle tank. Scale plans are in 1/35 scale, plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. It also contains photos of the details in B&W.
39.M Csaba Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9788366673991
Pub Date: 10 Jul 2022
Imprint: Kagero
Series: In Combat
The 39.M Csaba - the Hungarian armoured reconnaissance vehicle of WWII - was a modern car for its time. The armament was mounted in a fully armoured turret, and the armour was riveted from 9 mm plates. The car was powered by a Ford engine manufactured in Cologne, Germany, which provided good speed. The vehicle had two steering positions, front and rear. Published by Kagero, this book includes 8 colour profiles, 8 A4 drawing sheets and over 100 archival photos.  
Douglas A-20G Havoc (DB-7) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9788366673953
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2022
Imprint: Kagero
Douglas DB-7 is a family of American bomber and night fighter aircraft manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company, used during World War II. This book presents a description of working on a model Douglas A-20G Havoc (DB-7). Complete with 80 colour photographs, 35 archival images, 24 renders, and free decals, this is the ideal guide for model-makers and enthusiasts. The author shows, step-by-step, each element of the modeling workshop.
Eurofighter Typhoon Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9788366673984
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2022
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Monographs
The Eurofighter program is the most important military and industrial collaboration project that has ever been carried out in the Old Continent. Originally born as an air superiority fighter, intended to counteract the numerical superiority of the Warsaw Pact air forces, after the end of the Cold War it has gradually become a true multi-purpose fighter, possibly the most advanced that exists nowadays, with the possible exception of the North American F-35 Lightning II. It is true that its entry into service was extended over time, there were many new technologies applied in which the European companies involved in its development had to start from scratch: electronic equipment, pilot equipment, etc. But this has been, within its difficulty, the least problematic. The really difficult thing has been that the four partners agreed to go overcoming the milestones that the program was presenting as the months and years passed. Spain has always shown itself to be a very reliable partner and its industry, led by EADS-CASA (now Airbus Defense & Space), has been able to respond effectively and decisively to the challenges that continually presented themselves. We can not say the same of Germany, where the Eurofighter issue became an internal domestic political argument, with ongoing debates in the Federal Parliament, but today these debates have already been largely overcome, although its operational availability rate is the most low of all users.  
Lawoczkin La-5 vol.II Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9788366673977
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2022
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Monographs
La-5 - Soviet single-engine single-seat fighter from World War II. The plane was developed in the S.A. design office. Lavochkin as a development version and successor of the LaGG-3, a wooden low wing with an in-line engine. It was one of the best fighter planes of the Soviet aviation and the first to compete on an equal footing with the German Messerschmitt Bf 109.  
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9788366673960
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2022
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Camouflage & Decals
The book presents color profiles of selected tanks fighting on the Eastern Front, both on the Soviet and German sides. The book with a decal sheet.   Republic P-47 Thunderbolt is a single-seat fighter and fighter-jet aircraft. Produced in 15,683 units, it was the most numerous of the US fighter aircraft.  
Camouflage & Markings of German Armor in Italy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9788360672358
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Imprint: Model Centrum Progres
Series: Armor Color Gallery
Compared to the fighting in Northwest Europe or the epic battles in the Soviet Union, the battles for the possession of the Italian peninsula seem to seem to pale in insignificance. The Allies regarded it as a side-show and the men that fought there were often referred to as the ‘D-Day Dodgers’. The Germans must have regarded it similarly judging by what forces they sent to Italy. Nevertheless, while the terrain in the Italian peninsula was often unsuitable for the offensive use of armour, it was entirely suitable for armour in a defensive role. As the Allied troops were soon to learn, often a lone tank (quite often a Tiger) or assault gun, strategically placed, could hold up an entire advance for hours, if not days in some cases. Moreover by the time the Allies had reached the Gustav Line around Cassino, German resistance had hardened. From here, the Liri valley offering what appeared to be an easy route northwards to Rome, was in fact the opposite and the strong defense put up by the German troops there proved a major stumbling block to Allied plans. This prompted the Allies to seek a way around this, one that involved landing troops at Anzio-Nettuno in January 1944. Here the Germans were quick to respond and soon contained the Allies to a narrow beachhead and one that they were unable to break out of until June that year. This deployment involved a wider range of armour than the Allies previously had to deal with. Not only was this it first time that Tigers had been employed on mainland Italy, but it was the first time the Elefant heavy tank destroyer went into action against the Allies.   The Sturmpanzer 43 or Brummbär, an infantry support self-propelled gun, also made its appearance on this occasion. As the Germans continued their retreat up the Italian peninsula, vehicles such as Sturmgeschütz IVs, Jagdpanzer IVs and Hetzers were added to their inventory. The Germans became more dependent on Italian armor, bringing into service some of the higher performance Semovente assault guns.   Concurrent with this was the deployment some of their obsolete types with police units in the rear areas, often in anti-partisan operations. These included the PzKpfw III Ausf. N with its 75 mm L/24 gun, the Italian AB41 armored car and P 26/40 tank, along with some Russian T-34/76 tanks. This proliferation of vehicle typesalso saw a move away from the overall Dunkelgelb finish that seemed to be predominant in the earlier engagements in Italy. This saw the use of Olivgrün, Rotbrun or both in a variety of patterns, something that had started to happen at Cassino. Italian armor taken into service usually retained its factory scheme of Dunkelgelb, Olivgrün and Rotbrun, but some units repainted them with a scheme of their own.
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa Vol. II Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9788366673939
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Monographs
Nakajima K-43 Hayabusa, code-named Oscar by the Allies, was the Imperial Japanese Army’s equivalent of the Zero fighter in service with the Imperial Navy. In combat units the machine replaced the aging Ki-27. Manufactured in large numbers, the fighter remained in frontline service until the end of the war. By the time its final version entered production, the development of its successor – the Ki-84 – had already started. The Ki-43 was a very maneuverable machine, but in many areas it was inferior to its adversaries. Despite its fragile design, poor armament and almost no armored protection, the Ki-43 was well-liked by the Japanese pilots and it became a symbol of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service. Hayabusa was the pinnacle of the Japanese fighter design development until the lessons learned in the Pacific laid the ground for new approaches to the construction of tactical aircraft.