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|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
||USD$22.80 available from
Pacific Coast Models
||Comprehensive coverage of aircraft
development, wartime history and technical details
||Finding a kit to use the reference
on! (but see Editor's note below)
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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.
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.
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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