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Cant Z.1007

Ali D'Italia No. 18



Giancarlo Garello




S u m m a r y

ISBN: n/a
Media and Contents: Soft cover; 64 pages plus covers; high quality glossy presentation; 114 B&W photos; 2 colour photos on back cover; line drawings; 1/72 and 1/100 scale plans; 12 colour profiles; many detail drawings
Price: USD$22.80 available from Pacific Coast Models
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Comprehensive coverage of aircraft development, wartime history and technical details
Disadvantages: Finding a kit to use the reference on! (but see Editor's note below)
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Glen Porter

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Here is another Italian aircraft that has been ignored by the model world. As far as I know only two kits have ever been produced, both by the same company (Supermodel) in the mid 1970's. Perhaps this excellent reference book will encourage some company to release an up-to-date model - maybe one of the Eastern European manufacturers (Editor's note - a new 1/48 scale kit will be available soon from Alpha Flight. Click here to see a Preview).

The Cant Z.1007 is covered from the first flight in 1937 until the scrapping order of the last example in 1949. Today, nothing exists of the 581 examples produced.

A large tri-motor bomber, the Z.1007 was considered one of the most successful. Built in single fin and twin fin configurations, it was modified continually throughout its 10 year career. The sleek aircraft was considered quite fast for its size but its development was continually hampered by a lack of suitable home-grown engines.

The text is well wrottem in both Italian (to the left) and English. It covers all aspect of development, operations and technical with many diagrams in the technical section.

Good plans in 1/72 and 1/100 scale plus interesting colour profiles with a variety of schemes round out this book as a must-have for anyone interested in Italian bombers of WWII.

Highly Recommended.


Thanks to IBN for the review sample.

Review Copyright 2003 by Glen Porter
This Page Created on 11 May, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003

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