Following a book covering British and American jet aircraft in the decade after World War Two, this photographic study of several European countries’ efforts (plus a few outside of this continent) is a worthy successor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Modellers wanting to start building German World War One aircraft will find much on offer in this helpful ‘how-to’ guide’ from Crowood.
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.