Wednesday, March 24, 2010

First review of Desert Prelude

The first review of Desert Prelude has arrived!
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Arawasi International Extra 1 (2009)

Arawasi International Extra 1 is a 50-page compilation of the five first numbers of the Arawasi magazine stating in 2007. This is an excellent magazine, which primarily concentrates on the IJAAF, filled with hard to get material (at least in English and to me) on Japanese aviation. In my particular interested there are articles about the Kawasaki K-10 'Perry', the attack by the 10th I F Chutai' attack on Kai Tak airfield on 8 December 1941 (see: ) and the Nanking Nationalist Air Force. I will for certainly buy more magazines from this publisher!

Rating 4/5

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Air War over Spain (2009)

Books about the air war during the Spanish Civil War are always welcome. Thus is this book by Rafael A. Permuy Lópes a nice addition in my library. The book covers aviators, aircraft and air units of the Nationalist and Republican Air Forces during 1936-1939. It includes many to me new images and profiles but unfortunately (in my opinion) it gives too much of an overview, i.e. no details on pilots (or very limited) and/or combats. Recommended to anyone new to the subject.

Rating 3/5

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Friday, March 5, 2010

Desert Prelude: Early clashes (2010)

Mine and Ludovico Slongo's latest book "Desert Prelude: Early clashes" is now available from the publisher MMP at:
It will be available from amazon in a week or so.

Hawker Fury & Nimrod (2006)

Another book written by Alex Crawford. This time about the Hawker Fury & Nimrod in MMP's Orange Series. Again well-written and full with interesting information and images. The use of the Fury during the SCW and WWI is well covered and for anyone interested in British 30's fighters this is a must. Recommended.

Rating 4/5

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Hawker Hart Family (2008)

A book in MMP's Orange Series written by the expert on British 30's biplanes, Alex Crawford. As all his works, it is well-written and full of interesting and new images. The book covers the Hawker Hart, Osprey, Demon, Audax, Hardy, Hartbeeste, Hind and Hector with their service in various Air Forces prior and during the Second World War. As a Swede, I was particularly interested in the service of the Hart (Swedish Harts in combat: and Osprey in Sweden and this chapter is well written even if it's a little short (probably due to space limitations). The book has 172 pages with the story of the use etc and these pages are followed 84 pages with on various survivors and restoration projects for a total of 256 pages. Recommended!

Rating 4/5

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