• Collection 3D Warships: H-39, H-44. Les Projets de Cuirassés Allemands

    The H-Class is a six-unit battleship class of the German Kriegsmarine, which was started under the Z-Plan in 1939, but was never completed. The design of the battleship H envisaged five main developments, but the first H-39 version prevailed.
    The other versions reached their peak with the H-44 in 1944.
    The booklet contains colored 3D animations/computer drawings throughout and a 10-page introduction in French. It contrasts the H-39 with other battleships such as the Bismarck, the Richelieu, the Prince of Wales, the Yamato, the North Carolina and the Iowa in condensed tables.

  • ShipCraft 27: British Sloops and Frigates of the Second World War

    This volume covers the majority of British wartime escort classes, from the inter-war ASW and minesweeping sloops that culminated in the superb Black Swan class, to the wartime designs that were originally known as ‘twin-screw corvettes’ but were eventually classed as frigates – the ‘River’ class, and their derivatives of the ‘Loch/Bay’ classes that were modified for prefabricated construction. Also included are the American-built destroyer escorts which became RN ‘Captains’ class frigates and the earlier ex-US Coast Guard cutters that were listed as sloops.
    With its unparalleled level of visual information – paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs – this book is simply the best reference for any modelmaker setting out to build any of these numerous escort types.

  • Warpaint No. 130: Ilyuschin Il-28

    The Ilyushin Il-28 (NATO reporting name ‚Beagle‘) was the Soviet Union’s first jet bomber to enter large-scale production. Licence-built in China as the Harbin H-5, as well as in the Czech Republic, total production in the USSR alone was 6,316 aircraft. The aircraft drew on captured wartime technology, as well as benefitting from the sale to the USSR of Rolls-Royce Nene jet en-gines, reproduced for soviet use as the RD-45. The Il-28 was widely export-ed, serving in the air arms of some 20 nations ranging from the Warsaw Pact to various Middle-Eastern and African air forces. The aircraft also saw limited use in Vietnam and with the Afghan forces in Afghanistan, while Finland had four examples delivered between 1961 and 1966 for target-towing duties, which remained in service until the 1980s.
    8 pages with colour profiles, A2 plan with b/w drawings in scale 1/72.