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Panavia Tornado Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9788366673175
Pub Date: 01 Apr 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: In Combat
Panavia Tornado - a twin-engine fighter-bomber and a heavy, two-seater fighter plane with variable wing geometry produced in cooperation with Great Britain, Germany and Italy. There are three main versions of the Tornado aircraft: the Tornado IDS (Interdictor / Strike) attack version, the Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant) interceptor version and the Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconaissance) electronic combat version.  
Vought F4U Corsair Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9788366673243
Pub Date: 01 Apr 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Kit Build
In February 1938, the United States Navy opened a competition for a new fighter. Its maximum speed and operational ceiling were to exceed all the machines that the American aviation had at the time. Among others, the Chance Vought company entered the competition. The Corsair was designed by a team of engineers led by Rex Beisel, the company's chief constructor. The prototype XF4U-1 was flown on May 29, 1940. The Corsair was powered by an eighteen-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp, the largest and the most powerful radial engine ever installed in a single-seat front fighter.  
Israeli Vipers Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9788895011202
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2021
Imprint: RN Publishing
Series: Israel Air Force
This second title of our a new series dedicated to the most important aircraft operated by the Israel Air Force illustrates a fighter that flew in Israel from 1980 until 2016, taking part to some of the most famous action carried out by the Chel Ha’Avir. The book, which collect also unpublished photos, and information, is divided into several chapters, dedicated to the introduction in service of the aircraft, its use in peace and wartime operations with all the first line squadrons, memories of the pilots, and its participation to several real operations and international exercises. Besides 23 colour profiles, the book offers more than 500 photos, many of great interest, rare and unpublished, coming from private archives, that show all the aircraft operated. The book has been prepared by Amos Dor, a well known Israeli author, and comes after years of researches.
Arado Ar 234 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9788366673021
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Top Drawings
As the first functional jet engines became available, the RLM published a requirement for a reconnaissance aircraft capable of long-range patrols over Britain, all the way up to Scapa Flow. The task to build the machine was given to Arado, who put Rüdiger Kosin in charge of the design team. The initial E370 project was gradually tweaked and modified until it evolved into its final form as a single-seat aircraft powered by two jet engines in underwing pods, designated Ar 234. In order to maximize the aircraft’s range, Arado’s design team embarked on a radical weight-shedding crusade. Among the components eliminated from the design was the conventional landing gear, which was replaced with a jettisonable three-wheel trolley used for take-offs and retractable skids mounted under the fuselage for landings. These design features were incorporated into the first A series prototypes, powered by Junkers Jumo 004A engines.   The B-2 was a bomber version, with a maximum bombload of 1,500 kg and the B-2/N a night fighter version. The C-3 was the multi-purpose version, armed with two 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons beneath the nose.
Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9788366673137
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Kit Build
Designed and initially produced by McDonnell Douglas, the Super Hornet first flew in 1995. It is used by the United States Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force. The Boeing F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet are twin-engine, carrier-capable variants based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet.   The Super Hornet is a new aircraft at about 20% larger and 3,200 kg heavier empty weight than the original Hornet. It carries 33% more internal fuel, increasing mission range by 41% and endurance by 50% over the "Legacy" Hornet. To aid safe flight operations and prevent confusion in radio calls, the Super Hornet is informally referred to as the "Rhino" to distinguish it from earlier Hornets. It is designed to be equipped with an aerial refueling system (ARS) or "buddy store" for the refueling of other aircraft.
Duks in Royal Serbian Air Force Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9788366673113
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Famous Airplanes
In mid-1909, Meller's factory made the first aircraft, according to the brothers Wright model of Flyer A. It was constructed by experienced factory engineer Jevgrafov (Н.П. Евграфов). He was already engaged on the project and construction of the Duks airship "Jastreb" (Ястреб), so that he was familiar with all the structural elements of aircraft. The test flights were not performed because the factory couldn't provide the appropriate engine. The aircraft was nevertheless shown at an aviation exhibit at the end of 1909, together with the aircraft of famous manufacturers from Europe.   Meller realized on time that Russia could not long fall behind the advanced European countries in the aeronautics development, especially the military one. His plan was that the Duks factory should soon start producing aircraft in larger series, initially under license. The problem was that he should choose the right model of the many that broke records every day in those years.   During 1910, Henry Farman "HF III" aircraft became extremely popular in France, despite their structural imperfection. They were made in two versions, for training and for competition. They had a series of record flights and they often won prizes on many aeronautical competitions. They served as models to many constructors even beyond the borders of France. It was this very aircraft that Meller chose for serial production.
SMS Torpedoboot A-III Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9788366673120
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Super Drawings in 3D
In the year 1894, Germany built the last small torpedo boat in the 19th century. Then there was an over 20-year hiatus. Only in 1915, due to the emergence of a new theater of military operations, the construction of a series of 25 small A I torpedo boats had begun. Their construction was entrusted to the Vulcan AG shipyard in Hamburg, some of them dismantled and sent by rail to Hoboken shipyard in Antwerp, where they were finally assembled and put into operation for the fleet. The situation that arose in 1914 after the seizure of the Belgian coast by the German army forced the local naval command to send appropriate forces to the new maritime theater. Already at the beginning, it turned out that the specificity of this reservoir (numerous shallows and many mine barriers) almost precludes the use of standard torpedo boats and destroyers. They were simply too big and their draft was too great, which put them in a huge danger of hitting mines. The newly designed Type A I units were to be better adapted to operate off the coast of Flanders. Their full displacement was 137 tons, and the length of the hull was 41.58 m. Driven by a steam engine with a capacity of 1200 HP, it reached the speed of 19–20 knots. The armament consisted of a 50mm or 52mm cannon and two 450mm torpedo tubes.
The Battleship USS California Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9788366673090
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Top Drawings
The American battleship USS “California” has almost thirty years of extraordinary history. Built in 1921, it was one of the most powerful battleships of the US Navy in the interwar period. It was characterised by an interesting and harmonious silhouette, which changed significantly several times. During the war, despite its age, the ship was still modern and heavily armed.   The USS “California”, known among naval enthusiasts and often chosen by modellers, became the subject of another study by Witold Koszela, who in a series of precise drawings recreated the silhouette of this battleship from the Second World War.   On 24 A4 pages and 2 folded sheets we can find a historical description, technical data and professional drawings showing the ship in the years 1944–1945, as well as drawings of superstructures, armaments and details, together with sectional views and color charts.
The German Night Fighter Heinkel He 219 Uhu Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9788366673106
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Top Drawings
At the end of the 1930s, the Luftwaffe command announced a need for a high-speed reconnaissance aircraft capable of performing bombing tasks. Heinkel introduced the P1055 concept designed by Rudolf Lusser. The plane was to have a range of 4,000 km and a maximum speed of 750 km/h. Soon the demand was changed and it was now to be a heavy fighter. The project was adjusted, but its fate was uncertain in the face of the volatile decisions of the RLM. At the same time, General der Nachtjagd Josef Kammhuber was looking for an aircraft that could be used as a modern night fighter. Ultimately, the P1055 design was modified and the He 219 V1 prototype was flown in this form in November 1942. Then it was significantly modified and the next prototypes were completed and the first samples of the He 219A-0 trial series (which also included some prototypes), equipped with FuG 212 and FuG 202 radar. Later, the newer FuG 220 were installed.
The Soviet Fighter Yakovlev Yak-3 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9788366673038
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Top Drawings
Yakovlev Yak-3 is considered one of the best World War 2 fighters, invariably praised by those who flew it in combat for its remarkable performance. The Germans also treated it with respect, which is perhaps best illustrated by Generalleutnant Walter Schwabedissen’s remark: The Yak-3 was a tough nut to crack for our pilots. It outperformed our machines in speed, maneuverability and rate of climb.   The emergence of  the Yak-3 was a compromise between the need to improve the Yak-1’s characteristics, and the limitations of Soviet aircraft industry with its outdated technologies. The basic design concept took those shortcomings into account, which allowed a rapid launch of mass production of this inexpensive fighter. This in turn provided frontline units with timely deliveries of new equipment to recoup combat losses.   The key to Yak-3’s success was not due to the use of a new powerplant (in those days hard to come by in the USSR), but rather the superior performance of the M-105PF engine, which resulted in a five percent increase in power output. In combination with some serious weight shedding, the Yak-3 had a significantly better performance than the Yak-1. At altitudes up to 5,000m (which is where most of the air combat over Eastern Front took place), Yak-3 outperformed both the Bf-109 and Fw-190 in rate of climb and maneuverability. Unlike the Yak-1, the new fighter could also stay with the enemy in a dive.
Dewoitine D.520 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9788366148987
Pub Date: 28 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Top Drawings
In 1936 the D-513 fighter designed by Emil Dewoitine made its first flight. It was supposed to be the successor of the slightly outdated D-500 and D-510 models, and built according to modern trends: with a closed cabin and a retractable undercarriage. Unfortunately, the tests turned out to be very disappointing. At the same time, as a result of the nationalization of the aviation industry, Dewoitine's industries were absorbed by the SNCAM. Dewoitine, however, did not give up on the project and, in cooperation with his engineers, developed a new model - the D-520.  
The fighter/bomber Horten Ho 229 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9788366148970
Pub Date: 28 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Top Drawings
Horten Ho 229 is the first ever “flying wing” jet. The machine was built at the very end of World War II in the German Gotha factory. Today, the best-known structure of this type is the American strategic bomber Northrop B-2 Spirit, but the two planes are separated by a difference of 44 years of technological development.   It was a very unusual structure, not only due to the shape of the airframe, but also the materials it was made of – it was largely plywood and wood, not only duralumin and steel. The plane was powered by two Junkers Jumo 004B jet engines.   The Horten Ho 229 was flown in January 1945. It was armed with two powerful 30mm MK 108 cannons, and the performance exceeded all Allied planes at that time. Nevertheless, the Ho 229 was planned to be used as a bomber.
The Fletcher-Class Destroyer USS Stevens (DD-479) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9788366148994
Pub Date: 28 Jan 2021
Imprint: Kagero
Series: Super Drawings in 3D
The USS Stevens (DD-479) was one of the 175 Fletcher-class destroyers, and was considered one of the finest world War II warships of that type. What set it apart from most of the standard Fletcher-class destroyers was its aircraft-carrying capability. In May 1940 six of the Fletcher-class destroyers were selected for conversion into aircraft-carrying ships. The upgrades included installation of the Mk VI pneumatic aircraft catapult for embarked OS2U Kingfisher float planes.  
Henschel Hs 126 B-1 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9788366549166
Pub Date: 13 Jan 2021
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Single
This book is a compilation of the 4-view color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the Henschel Hs 126B-1. Illustrated are plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also included are photos of the details in B&W and color.
McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) F-15 Eagle Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9788365958914
Pub Date: 13 Jan 2021
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Spotlight ON
40 color profiles of the famous F-15 Eagle, a US Cold-War era jet aircraft. US and foreign users are shown in variety of camouflages.
Mil Mi-24D/V Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9788366549180
Pub Date: 13 Jan 2021
Imprint: MMP Books
Series: Scale Plans
Scale plans in 1/48 scale of the Mil Mi-24D/V.A3 size pages in A4 pb.12 A3 size scale plans.