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Ju 87 Stuka in the Italian Air Force

by Fabrizio Becchetti & Marco Gueli



La Bancarella Aeronautica


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Ju 87 Stuka in the Italian Air Force
Published by La Bancarella Aeronautica
Media: Soft cover, 72 pages plus cover, good quality glossy paper containing 47 B&W and 3 colour photos plus 16 coloured side profiles and line drawings from pilot's manual; all in A4 format.
Price: 23 Euros from La Bancarella Aeronautica website
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Interesting subject; lots of good photos
Disadvantages: Colour side profiles not quite as good as in some of this publishers other titles.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended to anyone interested in the Stuka and its uses; or in the Italian Air Force.

Reviewed by Glen Porter

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When Italy entered the Second World War they had no reasonable dive bomber aircraft. Fortunately, there German allies had an excellent candidate in the Ju 87 Stuka. The Italians were able to acquire some of these, mainly the B-2 and R-2 variants, which they put to good use.

This book covers these aircraft during their service with the Regia Aeronautica. The text is in Italian (to the left of each page) and English (to the right).

The only disappointment is that the colour profiles do not clearly show the demarcation beween camouflage colours although this may be due to the printing process. Other titles from this publisher have much clearer profiles.

Having said that, I stil think that this book will be a plus for your library, especially if you are interested in the Stuka or the Regia Aeronautica.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to La Bancarella Aeronautica for the review sample.

Review Copyright 2004 by Glen Porter
This Page Created on 01 July, 2004
Last updated 02 July, 2004

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