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AJ Press
Fighting Units in Color No.5

56th Fighter Group
Part 1. Kings Cliffe Kindergarten – Halesworth Heyday

by Nigel Julian, Peter Randall
& Zbigniew Kolacha

 

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number, Description and ISBN:

Hussar Productions in cooperation with AJ-Press
Fighting Units in Color No.5
56th Fighter Group Part 1. Kings Cliffe Kindergarten – Halesworth Heyday
by Nigel Julian, Peter Randall and Zbigniew Kolacha

Contents & Media:

Soft cover; 75 pages; English and Polish text; decals for seven aircraft in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales.

Price:

USD$29.99 available online from AirConnection
Distributed worldwide by AirConnection Hobby Inc

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Historical coverage through text and photographs; high-quality illustrations; includes decals

Disadvantages:

 

Conclusion:

This is a very concise and complete reference for any modeler wanting to build a 56th Fighter Group P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt. Highly recommended


Reviewed byMick Evans


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FirstRead

 

This recent publication has been producted by Hussar Productions in cooperation with AJ-Press. It is presented in A4 size format and contains 75 pages of exceptional detail. 

The text is supplied entirely in English whereas some of their earlier publications contained both English and Polish.

 

 

The quality of paper, photographs and printing is excellent.  The publication contains many photographs with quite a few being printed in colour.  The period covered by the book is dedicated to the 56th Fighter Group flying P-47D Razorback Thunderbolts operating in the European Theatre of Operation. 

There are some excellent in theatre operational photographs of the P-47D Razorback aircraft along with many photographs of the pilots and crews. 

Included are 27 colour side profiles displaying many different schemes worn by the various pilot’s aircraft with seven being supplied as decals on a large sheet containing 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32.  The decals have been crisply printed onto a very thin carrier film. 

 

 

Some of the schemes supplied as decals include:

  • P-47D-2-RE 42-7975 UN-I El Flown by Lt Raymond D Petty of El Passo Tx.

  • P-47D-2-RE 42-75410 HV-Mbar “Ole Cock” Flown by Lt Donavon F Smith of Niles M.

  • P-47D-11-RE 42-75224 HV-Obar “Pengie II” flown by Maj Boleslaw M Gladych of Warsaw Poland.

  • P-47D-2-RE 42-22456 HV-N “Liberty Bell” flown by Lt Joseph R Curtis of Housten Tx.

  • P-47D-1-RE 42-7937 LM-Q “Triss” flown by Lt Anthony R Carcione of Bethlehem PA.

  • P-47C-5-RE 41-6330 LM-Z “My Comrade” flown by Col Hubert Zemke of Missoula MT.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is a very concise and complete reference for any modeler wanting to build a 56th Fighter Group P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt.

Highly recommended

Thanks to AJ Press for the sample.


Review Copyright 2015 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 7 December, 2015
Last updated 8 December, 2015

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