Wings of the Black Cross
S u m m a r y
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover; 36 pages plus
covers; high quality glossy presentation in portrait 8.5” x11” format;
8 colour profiles; 67 wartime black and white photos
USD$15.95 from Eagle
||Great photos of some rare
subjects; very attractive profiles by Tom Tullis; helpful captions.
Reviewed by Brett Green
Declaration of Interest - The reviewer is a published author of Eagle
Eagle Editions has launched a new series of Luftwaffe Reference books
called "Wings of the Black Cross".
Number One is presented inside a soft cover, with 36 glossy pages
The book wastes little space. It is packed with around 67 black and
white wartime photos, plus three colour photos on the cover and eight
colour profiles by Tom Tullis. Each page has four or five large photos.
Definition and detail of all of these photos is very good.
A good selection of subjects is covered, with about half the photos
depicting late model Fw 190s and Bf 109s, and the remainder capturing Ju
87 Stukas, Bf 110s, a Ju 88 and Ju188, a rare Ta 154A-1, various Arado Ar
96s and Me 262s, and a Mistel S 2 combination. Most of the photos have
been taken by servicemen of abandoned or wrecked aircraft. Most of these
are quite close to the subject, and offer the modeller a wealth of detail
on colour schemes and airframe characteristics.
The captions by Jerry Crandall are useful to modellers. Many include
observations about the colours and markings of the pictured aircraft.
Tom Tullis' artwork adds even more inspiration to the mix. The subjects
all appear in at least one photograph in the book, and I think we can
assume that we will see decals of some of these too!
Luftwaffe fans will find plenty of interest in this new series.
Eagle Editions for
the review sample.
Wings of the Black Cross is
available direct from
Eagle Editions website or specialist bookstores
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