Book Review: Pen & Sword's guide to British Trawlers and Drifters
When it comes to the Royal Navy during the two World Wars, all attention goes to warships, yet the most numerous vessels were converted fishing boats, and these varied types are described in this fourth volume dedicated to the drawings and plans of renowned draughtsman John Lambert.
Book Review: Schiffer's Sherman Tank Guide Vol.6
In what appears to be its final Legends of Warfare book devoted to the M4 Sherman (five preceding publications have tackled various sub-types), Schiffer has opted to examine recovery vehicles – sometimes known as wreckers – based on the tank.
Book Review: Pen & Sword's Images of War M1 Abrams
Known by its crews as ‘The Beast’, the M1 Abrams as been at the forefront of US armoured warfare for more than 40 years, and this superb photo montage tracks the type from development to battlefield.
Book Review: IBN Editore Reggiane Re.2005 Saguttario
Though its late-war introduction and limited production prevented great impact during World War Two, the Italian Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario (Saggitarius/archer) fighter aircraft is a fascinating subject – especially when studied via IBN Editore’s updated guide.
Book Review: Guideline Warpaint Ilyushin Il-28
There may not be many kit representations of the Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle, but as Guideline’s Warpaint title reveals, the type remained popular with users around the globe – even after its scheduled retirement.
Book Review: Crowood Modelling German World War 1 Aircraft
Modellers wanting to start building German World War One aircraft will find much on offer in this helpful ‘how-to’ guide’ from Crowood.
Book Review: Pen & Sword's Images of War The Hawker Hunter
While it’s great to see Pen & Sword’s Images of War collection expand to cover subjects outside of the two world wars, the format’s black-and-white images limit the appeal when a more modern type is featured – as here with the Hawker Hunter.
With new kits from Polish firms IBG Models and Arma Hobby drawing modellers’ attention to the type, the country’s PZL P.11 fighter is a popular subject and MMP books has capitalised with its Yellow Series publication.
LUFTWAFFE SHOOTING STAR
Available previously as two separate volumes, this revised and updated book on the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet rocket-propelled interceptor packs a wealth of information into its 406 pages.
Having charted a course through Sukhoi/Mikoyan designs, this volume brings everything bang up to date by analysing and describing Russia’s fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57, known in the West by its NATO nickname of Felon.