Released at the same time as its three-bladed ‘cousin’ (see Reviews, AMW 122 January 2021), this neat Brengun kit provides the same styrene parts on two runners, plus seven finely cast resin components for the four-bladed propeller and spinner.
It’s a welcome return for Kinetic’s 1/48 F-5A kit and while the styrene parts, presented on seven runners, are unchanged, this latest iteration provides markings for Dutch, Norwegian and Spanish airframes.
This re-boxing of Academy’s M3 Grant by Airfix provides the same styrene parts as previous iterations, which are presented on eight runners plus a separate one-piece lower hull and single-length vinyl tracks.
Arguably, Demag’s Sd.Kfz.10 was the most common half-track used by German forces during World War Two, and its popularity continues in kit form – Special Armour is the latest firm to offer this vehicle in 1/72 scale, with a re-box of the MK 72 product.
Dragon’s latest Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H offering is slightly misleading in that it depicts a late-production vehicle with Schürzen plates, so the titular Zimmerit is just for the glacis and front/rear-facing panels – the turret and rest of hull are plain.
The latest version of IBG’s Lancia 3Ro is effectively a two-for-one offering as it combines the basic chassis of the firm’s splendid truck kit with all-new parts for a flatbed-mounted 90/53 90mm anti-aircraft gun.
While the use of submarines during World War Two is typically associated with German forces, the Imperial Japanese Navy also operated this technology, and its Type B1 craft are the subject of this Kagero monograph
While the introduction to this well-researched volume on Lockheed’s twin-engined fighter describes it as addressing the type’s inception, operational and post-war service, the majority of pages are devoted to its use in combat.
MMP has been at the forefront of an increase in books covering the camouflage and markings used by various countries’ air forces, and its treatise on Russian liveries between 1909-22 has been completed by this fourth volume.
The Imperial Japanese Navy Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is widely considered one of the best World War Two tacticians, and those with an interest in this figure should consider this study of the last attack he planned before his death: Operation I-Go.
This second of what will be a five-volume collection on World War Two has been timed to coincide with the 80th anniversary of that global conflict and follows the author’s similar five-part tribute to World War One.
With many kits now adding resin and photo-etched metal extras as standard, skills that used to be associated with those interested in super-detailing their models are increasingly becoming mainstream, so Robin Carpenter’s book is well timed.
Hot on the tail of its new guide to the Hawker Hurricane, Valiant Wings has announced its Airframe & Miniature reference to the Merlin-engined Supermarine Spitfire is to be re-released as an expanded second edition.