Authors: Bartlomiej Belcarz and Tomasz J. Kopanski
Published: Published Stratus available in UK from Mushroom Model Publications www.mmpbooks.biz
Polish Wings Series
56 pages profusely illustrated throughout, mainly black and white images plus colour all-aspect profiles of types featured
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This Polish Wings series is now rapidly growing into a major reference source for all those interested in aviation history. 9 titles are now listed and this new release from Stratus (www.mmpbooks.biz) is an excellent addition to that stable.
The three types featured are interesting because they chart the progress made in Polish fighter aircraft design ranging from around 1933 to 1939. Progress was considerable from the WWI vintage PWS A (Avia BH.33) biplane to the better known and more effective PZL P.7a high-wing monoplane.
The number of period photographs is extraordinary for what many might consider less well known types as are the individual aircraft records identifying the fate of each aircraft.
A real highlight for me are the schemes applied to the PWS 10 when in Spain around 1937 (see images above) Very tempting for a scale modelling project!
For scale modellers?
Yes, definitely. From the all colour, all-aspect colour profiles to the unique images it contains this book will be attractive to all those interested in wartime aviation. And of course because scale models exist of most of the aircraft featured.