This is the first set of a new series on aircraft
units, in this case covering JG 52 Aces of the Eastern Front.
In it's 30 pages are 45 black and white photos together with several
pages of full page, color profiles that cover the four sets of markings
provided by Cartograf, which are Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3; 'Yellow 5'
of 9./JG 52, Coquelles, France, July 1940, Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2, W.Nr.
8165, flown by Oblt. Karl-Heinz Leesmann, Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 52,
Leeuwarden, Netherlands, June 1941, Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4; W.Nr. 19249,
'White 10', flown by Lt. Alfred Grislawski of 7./JG 52, Taman, Russia,
late April 1943 and Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10/U4; 'Yellow 11' of II./JG
52, M?nchen-Neubiberg, May 1945
This title is on the Fokker E.V/D.VII, and covers
the development and operational history these WWI fighters.
A set of Techmod decals in 1:72 and 1:48 scale are included. In the 48 glossy pages are 54 black and white photos.
This title is on the Spad S.A1-S.VII.C1 , and covers
the development and operational history these WWI fighters.A set of
Techmod decals in 1:72 and 1:48 scale are included. In the 53
glossy pages are 47 black and white photos.
This title is on the Spad S.IX -S.XXIV , and covers the development and operational history these WWI fighters. A set of Techmod decals in 1:72 and 1:48 scale are included. In the 53 glossy pages are 48 black and white photos.
LEGENDS OF AVIATION:
This title is the fifth in this now revamped series
and covers the development and use of the Albatros D.I to D.Va
In the 80 glossy pages are 101 black and white photos. 13 different
colour schemes are depicted. Complete English text.
This title is the sixth the series and covers the development and use of the Sopwith Camel In the 64 glossy pages are 59 black and white photos. There are 9 pages of scale plans and 9 different colour schemes are depicted. There are 2 editions, one coming with an additional set of decals. Complete English text.
This title is No.7 the series and covers the development
and use of the Pflaz WWI German fighter. 72 glossy pages
LEGENDS OF AVIATION in 3D:
This title is the 1st in a series covering aircraft by using detailed computer generated illustrations of just about every section of the aircraft and its accessories. This one in particular is on the Fokker Dr.I In the 144 glossy pages are 182 such rendered images as well as a set of 3D glasses. There are also 45 black and white photographs. Complete English text.
This 2nd in the series is the on the Fokker D.VII In the 168 glossy pages are approx. 100 pages of detailed computer generated illustrations of just about every section of the aircraft and its accessoriess, black and white photos, some line drawings, as well as a set of 3D glasses. There are Complete English text.
No 3 Covers the careers of Heinz Ewald, Walter Wolfrum and Werner Hohenberg. In the 28 glossy pages are 21 black and white photos and 5 colour schemes of these 3 pilots. Decals are included.
War Camera Books No 1 cover the Combat history of
the B-25 Mitchell in the US Army Air Force. In this hardcover 116 glossy pages book are 130 black and white
photos with 15 colour schemes on 12 colour plates A set of decals are
War Camera Books No 2 covers the Kriegsmarine's
Hipper class (Admiral Hipper and Blucher) and Prinz Eugen class (Prinz
Eugen, Seydlitz and Lutzow) heavy cruisers - also includes some information
regarding the construction, trials, operations, as well as refits and
camouflage used on the 3 ships that were used by the Kriegsmarine.
There are more than 140 b/w photos, 4 diagrams and data tables.
SMI Library Series:
SMI Library Series No 1 - Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K: An Insight into Camouflage and Markings. In the 90 glossy pages are 121 black and white photos with 8 aircraft depicted in the colour schemes and a decal sheet.
SMI Library Series No 2 - Jagdpanzer: German tracked tank destroyers 1943 - 1945. In the 52 glossy pages acovers the following vehicles: Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer, Flammpanzer 38(t) Hetzer, Jagdpanzer IV L/48, Jagdpanzer IV L/70 (A), Jagdpanzer IV L/70 (V), Jagdpanzer V Jagdpanther, Jagdpanzer VI Jagdtiger (Porsche) and Jagdpanzer VI Jagdtiger (Henschel) with black and white photos as well as 17 vehicles are depicted in the colour schemes and a decal sheet.
SMI Library Series No 3 - North American P-51D/K Mustang and Cavalier F-51D. In the 76 glossy pages are 121 black and white photos with 9 aircraft depicted in the colour schemes and a decal sheet.
SMI Library Series No 4 - Martin B-26 Marauder and
Douglas A-26 Invader.
In the 88 glossy pages are 122 black and white photos with 6 aircraft depicted in the colour schemes and a decal sheet.
SMI Library Series No 5 P-47 Thunderbolt with the USAAF – European Theatre of Operations Tomasz Szlagor
93 grayscale photos
12 colour photos
4 painting schemes
decals in 3 scales 1:32, 1:48, 1:72
Format (sizes): (205x275 mm)
SMI LibraryNo 6 B - 25 J "Mitchell". In Combat over Europe (MTO)
This unique photo album contains numerous B-25J „Mitchell” photographs showing this particular B-25 version participating in air campaign in the skies over southern Europe (MTO). You will find 140 photos including 36 in colour published on 80 pages. All images are captioned with author’s descriptions both in English and Polish. Many of the photographs presented here have never been published before. Another interesting feature of this album worth attention highlights participation of Polish fliers among bombing crews. Moreover this publication includes not only 4 outstanding B-25J colour profiles painted by Janusz Światłoń but also extremely rare decal sheet with individual markings for the following planes: B-25J-2 “MMR” – (Margaret Mary Rustin) – s/n 43-27751 – nr 50, B-25J-2 „Paper Doll” s/n 43-27473 – nr 73, B-25J-2 „My Naked Ass!” s/n 43-27704 – 7A.
• 80 pages
• 197 black and white photos
• 36 colour photos
• 4 color profiles of the 16 throws + nose arts
• Mate coated paper
• Soft cover binding
• Decal sheet
SMI LibraryNo 7 P-47 Thunderbolt with the USAAF in the MTO, Asia and Pacific
Tomasz Szlagor P-47 Thunderbot’s service outside western Europe, in three other major theaters of World War II – the Mediterranean, Asia and Pacific – although perhaps not as publicized, was no less colorful and varied, which makes it an excellent subject for a photo-story. During the long campaign in Italy, Thunderbolt was the best air interdiction aircraft the Allies had; pitted against German and Italian fighters, it proved more than a match. In the Pacific, Thunderbolt easily held its own against Japanese fighters over New Guinea, and later over Japan’s Home Islands. Armed with ‘fire bombs’, bazookas and other ordnance, it earned distinction as close air support aircraft during the invasion of Marianas. Also in China-Burma-India theater the P-47 excelled both as fighter and fighter-bomber, with the renowned Air Commandos, among other units. 96 pages, 130 black and white photos, 6 colour photos
SMI LibraryNo 8 B-17 Flying Fortress in Combat over Europe
The B-17 Flying Fortress epitomized the American airpower for most of the Second World War. It was by far the most effective weapon to carry out the strategic, daylight bombing campaign in Europe. The battles fought by B-17 crews during raids on such tough targets as Schweinfurt, Berlin or Ploesti were nothing short of epic. The combined effort of the two US Army Air Forces, 8th and 15th, stationed in England and Italy respectively, eventually denied the enemy the means to wage war and sealed the fate of the European Axis powers and their allies. 92 pages 130 black and white photos 11 colour photos
SMI LibraryNo 9 Grumman F6F Hellcat vol. I
Grumman F6F Hellcat was one of the best fighter aircraft of the World War Two era and the most effective fighter of the US Navy. There is no doubt that Hellcats won complete air superiority for the Americans over the vast areas of the Pacific, largely contributing to the victory over Japan. Volume One presents this legendary fighter in its first year of operational service – from the combat debut over Marcus Island and the Solomons in August 1943 until the end of the Marianas operation in late summer 1944. By then Hellcats participated, among others, in air strikes on Rabaul, Wake, Kwajalein and Truk, and supported the invasion of Tarawa in Gilbert Islands. The culmination of the Hellcats’ first year of service with the US Navy came about during the Marianas invasion in June 1944, when they took part in the First Battle of Philippine Sea. This largest aerial and naval battle in the Pacific to date broke the backbone of the Japanese Navy, and the Hellcats won such a tremendous victory in the air that the battle was aptly nicknamed the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot. Throughout the war the only foreign user of Hellcats was Great Britain, receiving first aircraft in March 1943. Until late 1944 the Royal Navy Hellcats operated mainly in northern European waters and in the Mediterranean, participating in several air strikes on German battleship Tirpitz moored in Norwegian fiords, supporting Allied landings in Normandy and southern France, and joining operations in the Aegean Sea.96 pages 135 photos 5 color photos
SMI Library No 10 Tomasz Szlagor -Curtiss P-40 Warhawk ( Tomahawk/Kittyhawk)
Curtiss P-40, known to Americans as Warhawk, and to their allies of the British Commonwealth as Tomahawk and Kittyhawk, fought on nearly all fronts of the Second World War, serving with the American, British, Australian, New Zealand, South African, Canadian, Free French, Chinese, Dutch and Soviet air forces. The American Warhawks were part of as many as nine US Army Air Forces stationed overseas: the 5th (Australia, New Guinea, Philippines); the 6th (Central America); the 7th (central Pacific); the 9th (Middle East, North Africa), the 10th (India, Burma), the 11th (Alaska, Aleutians), the 12th (North Africa, Italy); the 13th (the Solomons); and the 14th (China). During the first years of the war the P-40 helped the Allies stem the offensive of the Axis powers and fight them back at the last-ditch defensive positions, like Kunming in China, Port Moresby on New Guinea, Darwin in Australia or El Alamein in Egypt. Never a high-performance fighter, it nonetheless proved a potent weapon in capable hands. Often turned into a fighter-bomber in later years, it soldiered on until phased out in favor of more advanced designs. 88 pages 115 archival photos 6 color photos
SMI Library No 11 P-51/F-6 Mustangs with the USAAF – European Theater of Operation
The North American P-51 Mustang powered by the British-designed Rolls-Royce Merlin/Packard engine was, quite simply, the best long-range escort fighter of the World War Two era. Entering service in November 1943, it curtailed prohibitive losses suffered by the heavy bombers of the US Eight Army Air Force which carried out the strategic daylight bombing campaign against the Third Reich. In the European Theater of Operations the USAAF also deployed Mustangs, with great success, as free-ranging strafers, fighter-bombers, scouts and reconnaissance aircraft. Eventually, it was the P-51 that broke the backbone of the Luftwaffe. 88 pages, 131 archival photos, 14 color photos
SMI Library No 12 P-51/F-6 Mustangs with the USAAF – in the MTO, Asia and Pacific
North American P-51 Mustang, famed for its service in the US Army Air Force as a long-rage escort fighter over western Europe, was no less successful in the other three major combat areas of World War Two: the Mediterranean, the China-Burma-India and the Pacific Theaters of Operations
88 pages, 133 black and white photos, 7 colour photos
MONGRAPH SPECIAL EDITION
96002 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E. The Blitzkrieg Fighter
The latest addition to the ‘Monographs Special Edition’ series is devoted to the Messerschmitt Bf 109 E. This new book gives not only a thorough insight into the development, variants, technical features and camouflage of the ‘Emil’, but also an excellent overview of the aircraft’s service with the Luftwaffe. Packed with period photos, colour profiles and scale drawings, this title is a perfect guide for aviation modellers. 188 pages, 212 archive photos, colour profiles of 44 aircraft, 31 sheets of 1/48 and 1/72 scale drawings
96003 Messerschmitt Bf 109 Early Versions
The monograph devoted to the early versions of the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the most famous WW2 German fighter, discusses its origins and development with coverage of changes made in its first prototypes, A-D variants and their sub-variants. The combat use of the aircraft in the Spanish Civil War, Polish campaign and Phony War is thoroughly described with many first-hand accounts included. The book also features short chapters on Bf 109 Ds in Swiss service and camouflage and markings of early Bf 109s. 192 pages, 108 archival photographs, 103 renders, 18 painting schemes, 32 pages sheet of scale drawings
96004 Horten Ho 229
Aircraft described as flying wing have aroused interest of the designers since the early, pioneer years of aviation. This definition is used to describe aircraft with specific design solutions, allowing for resignation from conventional vertical and horizontal empennage and primarily from conventional fuselage. Virtually the whole airframe comprises only the wing, housing both the cockpit and powerplant. A sub-group of flying wings are tailless aircraft, differing from the traditional designs only in lack of horizontal empennage. 280 pages, 126 archival photographs, 300 renders, scale drawings 1/72, 1/48, 1/32 Hardcover
96006 Messerschmitt Bf - 110
Even if they failed to encounter the enemy, every one of their sorties amounted to a brush with death. There were many dangers for Luftwaffe night fighters to contend with; hazardous weather conditions, fog rolling out of nowhere, return fire from the British bombers, enemy night fighters at work over German airfields and simple fatigue could all lead to tragedy. One of the men who survived all of this was Ofw. Kurt Bundrock. Born on 2nd February 1917 in Berlin, Bundrock flew as Bordfunker (radio operator) with NJG 1’s ace Hptm. Reinhold Knacke (44 night victories). 240 pages, 360 pictures, 60 colour profiles, 3 double-sided A3 sheets with colour profiles, hardcover
96007 Yakovlev Yak-1 Vol. II
180 pages, 280 archival photos, 30 sheets of A4 model making plans , double B2 sheet with drawings sheets, Hardcover
96008 Messerschmitt Bf 109 F
The monograph devoted to the ‘F’ variants of the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the most famous WW2 German fighter, discusses its development, process of testing the prototypes and serial production. Each variant is specified and comprehensively described. Afterwards, the book features the combat debut of Bf 109 F on the Western Front and the missions of Jagdgeschwader 2 & 26 over English Channel, South East England and France, during which their ‘Friedrichs’ acted as fighters and fighter-bombers. 260 pages, 221 archives photos, 20 drawings sheets A4, scales: 1/72, 1/48, 1/24, 1/12, 10 color profiles (18 views), Hardcover
NAVAL ARCHIVES Series:
Naval Archives vol. 01: 80 pages, 100 photos, 7 anaglyph 3D - SMS Badena
Naval Archives vol. 02,
84 pages, 93 photos, 8
anaglyph, 2 renders 3D,
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