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PRUSSIAN KNIGHTS OF THE AIR

German publisher Luftfahrtverlag START has produced a stunning new book on a lesser-known World War One German fighter unit… and there are accompanying decals too!

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HEAVY TROOP CARRIER

Regarded by many modellers as the ‘gold standard’ for reference on Israeli armoured vehicles, Desert Eagle’s IDF Armor Series turns its attention to the Namer (male leopard) heavy infantry fighting vehicle (IFV).

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PACIFIC ANNIVERSARY

Occurring between June 3-7, 1942, it’s been 79 years since the Battle of Midway –a major turning point on World War Two’s Pacific front, and the subject of Pen & Sword’s Images of War volume.

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METICULOUS MOTORCYCLE-MAKING

ON THE SHELF BMW R75: Escaping from the Falaise Pocket By:...

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WORLD’S FIRST JET FIGHTER

Here’s the hotly anticipated second edition of Valiant Wings’ Airframe & Miniature guide to the Messerschmitt Me 262, which updates and expands on the firm’s inaugural publication.

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MODELLING LARGESSE

The fourth volume of Canfora Publishing’s 1/32 scale modelling guide series contains another fascinating array of aviation subjects, covering more than 100 years of flight – from a World War One Royal Aircraft Factory Fe.2b to a present-day Lockheed F-35A Lightning II.

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SHIMMERING DELTA

Convair’s B-58 Hustler isn’t popular with kit manufacturers, but those with Revell/Monogram, Italeri or Academy offerings will appreciate Schiffer’s new Legends of Warfare walk-round guide.

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RED-STAR IFS, BUTS AND MAYBES

Aircraft development is a fascinating subject, whether it’s how an existing design came to fruition or the concepts that failed to make it off the drawing board.

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HEBREW HAWKS

Of all the nations operating the General Dynamics/Lockheed F-16A/B, Israel is arguably the most secretive when it comes to how it employs the type, so photo-studies of this nation’s airframes, where they are known as the Netz (hawk) are few and far between.

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Wingspan Volume 4

Canfora Publishing’s latest instalment of its popular Wingspan series provides bucketloads of modelling inspiration, says CHRIS CLIFFORD