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 Tom Tullis colour profiles; 62 wartime photos including two in
USD$17.95 plus postage and
handling from Eagle
||Helpfully captioned photos of
some rare subjects (including two views of Gunther Rall's Bf 109F-4
"Black 1"; good coverage of popular fighter types; logically arranged
by aircraft type; very attractive profiles by Tom Tullis.
Reviewed by Brett Green
Declaration of Interest - The reviewer is a published author of Eagle
The second of Eagle Editions "Wings of the Black Cross" is now
available. Number Two is presented inside a soft cover, with 36 glossy pages
With a layout consistent with the first excellent instalment, "Wings of
the Black Cross" Number Two is packed with 60 black and
white wartime photos, plus two colour photos on the rear cover and eight
colour profiles by Tom Tullis. Each page has two or three photos.
A good selection of subjects is covered, with about half the photos
depicting late model Fw 190s and Bf 109s. The Me 262, He 162, Me 163, Do
335, Bf 110, Fw 189, Ju 87G, Ar 234B and Ju 88/188 are also covered in
captioned photographs. I was pleased to see a good photo of a Ju 388 and
two pictures of an operational Ju 290A-7 wrapping up the main section of
Most of the photos of abandoned or wrecked aircraft.have been taken by
servicemen. Indeed, one of these servicemen (also pictured in one of the
photographs) is Master Sergeant Douglas Bell, father of well-known
aviation historian Dana Bell. Most of these photos
are quite close to the subject, and offer the modeller a wealth of detail
on camouflage schemes, markings and airframe characteristics.
Jerry Crandall's wealth of experience and knowledge is a great
resource, and have been tapped via the useful captions. Many of these
observations about the colours and markings of the pictured aircraft.
Tom Tullis' artwork is up to his usual superb standard. The seven subjects
(with Rall's "Black 8" being treated to two side profiles) all appear in
at least one photograph in the book. We will presumably see a decal tie-in
from EagleCals some time in the future.
Number Two of "Wings of the Black Cross" is a compact and helpful
reference source for modellers and Luftwaffe buffs.
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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