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Ju 87 in Foreign Service

Red • 2005
Autor(zy)Mirosław Wawrzyński
IlustratorJacek Jackiewicz
Data wydania2005-07-01
Nr katalogowy5107
KategoriaSold Out KategoriaWyprzedana
FormatB5, 104 stron (16 w kolorze)
Cena0.00 PLN Cena0.00 GBP
This is the story of the Foreign Service of the famous German dive-bomber JU 87 Stuka. Service history in Hungarian, Rumanian, Italian and other Air Forces.* Superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings, and rare b+w archive photographs. * Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts, aviation historians & scale aeromodellers.
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  • JP4 Mensile di Aeronautica e Spazio • 2009-03-27
  • SAFO vol. 29. NO 2 October 2005 • 2009-03-27
  • ARC by Steve Bamford • 2009-03-27
    This 104 page softcover book from Mushroom Model Magazine is specifically devoted to the Ju-87 as it served in Foreign Service. The Ju-87 was one of the best known bombers used by the Luftwaffe during WW2. But this ugly dive bomber with it's bent wings and fixed undercarriage was also used by a variety of German allies during the war and captured aircraft were flown by the Allies to a small degree. Significant numbers of this aircraft served with the Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Slovak air forces. This book covers in detail the operational history of the Ju-87 in these countries as well as this aircraft as it served with the ROA (Russian Liberation Army) which fought on the Axis side. Also covered in this book are captured JU-87's in British, US, Russian and Yugoslav colours. As I read this book I was impressed with the level of research that went into this book. This book includes exhaustive information about much of the operational history of these foreign service Ju-87's. As for images you get 101 black and white photos, 2 colour photos from WW2, 34 sideview colour profiles and 10 views of the top and bottom of these profiles. Modellers tend to be historians at heart and this book satisfies the yearning modeller have to get closer to the operational history of the aircraft we build as models. Modellers, aircraft enthusiasts, amateur historians of WW2 German aircraft and markings of minor air forces will find this book a great addition to their reference library. If you have an interest in German aircraft from WW2, then this book will appeal to you. I am quite pleased to add this book to my library.....it will prove to be a very helpful book in my reference library.
  • IPMSUSA.org • 2009-03-27
    Reviewed By Clarence Wentzel, #11478 This latest book from Mushroom Model Publications concentrates on covering the usage of the Junkers Ju-87 Stuka in air forces other then the German Luftwaffe. The softbound book contains 104 pages and includes a great number of black and white photos, two wartime color photos and twenty seven pages of color profiles. The book is organized so that each chapter covers a different air arm’s usage of the Stuka. The chapters include; Hungary – Magyar Kiralyi Honved Legiero, Italy – Regia Aeronautica, Romania – Aeronautica Regala Romana, Bulgaria – Vozdushni Voyska, Slovakia – Slovenske Vozdusne Zbrane and the VVS – KNOR or the Russian Liberation Army. This last group consisted of a number of Russian POWs who volunteered to fly for the Luftwaffe against the Russian Army. I had not been aware of this latter group and the history of the group was interesting, though brief. Details of aircraft supplied, campaigns, losses etc. are provided in easy to digest format. In addition to providing the photos and profiles that the modeler loves, the book provides an interesting history lesson. Germany’s allies were not always friendly with each other so Germany had to be careful that the weapons that were provided to one ally were not used against another. The book reviews some of these relationships. It also covers some of the personalities within the various foreign air arms. A number of them distinguished themselves while flying what was arguably an obsolete aircraft. As with most aircraft involved in the war, a number of Ju-87s were captured and used for evaluation purposes. This book covers a number of Ju-87s in British, US, Russian and Yugoslav hands. These provide some very colorful and unique marking opportunities for the modeler. Being a Small Air Forces fan, I was very pleased with the book. I am sure that most modelers and history fans will enjoy it also. Well recommended.
  • SAMI 10/05 • 2009-03-27
  • Hyperscale • 2009-03-27
    Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner Without fighter opposition, the Stuka proved to be a very effective weapon. Short for “Sturzkampfflugzeug”, its name is synonymous with the Blitzkrieg and during the early months of World War II, it wreaked havoc amongst the enemy troops. Many of Hitler’s Allies were impressed and placed orders with Germany for their own examples. This book from Mushroom Model Publications is about those acquisitions. The soft cover book contains over 100 black and white photographs within its 104 pages. Most are printed two per page and as an added bonus; two colour images have also been included. There is some lovely artwork presented with Jacek Jackiewicz doing a splendid job. Twenty seven different airframes are illustrated with many showing both upper and lower surface views. These allow the reader a clear picture of the placement of the various National markings. The book is set out in a logical fashion with the initial chapter being devoted to the first country to receive the Stuka. Hungary didn’t take full delivery of them straight away though, due to the former having a running battle with Romania. As the latter country was supplying Hitler with oil and other supplies, a diplomatic solution had to be reached first. Chapter two covers the types use by the Regia Aeronautica with the sub-sections describing the various areas of operation. Included is a fascinating piece written about Giuseppe Cenni, also known as “the little dancer”. After surviving near starvation as a POW, Cenni went on to fly the Ju 87 and pioneered the idea of skipping the aircraft’s bomb across the water at his naval targets. He scored well in over 100 combat missions and was awarded one of Italy’s highest hours, the Medaglia d’Oro al Valor Militare, when he failed to return from a mission in 1943. Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia were also recipients of the Stuka and further chapters relate their use of the aircraft. As with previous sections of the book, there is good photographic coverage to show the aircraft concerned. The contribution made by Russian pilots is not forgotten and the penultimate chapter is devoted to them. Many defecting Soviet airmen and ex-Soviet POWs found their way into combat units, some even receiving the Iron Cross. The final piece is for those aircraft captured and tested by other Nations during the war. America, Britain, the Soviet Union, and even Yugoslavia had examples to analyse and test during the war. The text is easy to read although there is the odd area where one would like further clarification; this generally relating to the political status of some of the units concerned. Interspersed throughout the book are tables that provide a variety of information. Depending on the country concerned, there is data on the variants of Stuka flown, crew composition, fate of aircraft, and even serial numbers. Conclusion For those wanting a different slant on the operational use of the Ju 87, this book is a start in the right direction. It provides a good overview of the different countries that used the type and is backed up with some really superb artwork. Recommended.
  • Internet Modeler • 2009-03-27
    Reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl The latest title from Mushroom Model Publications really fills an important niche in World War Two history. While the Stuka's Luftwaffe career has been well covered in various references, the operations of the Ju 87 outside of German forces has generally been relegated to small anecdotes in other texts. This book changes that, with the history of the Stuka in Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovakian, ROA, and Yugoslavian air forces, as well as captured examples with the RAF and USAAC. Interestingly, although there is a single color photograph of a Spanish Civil War Stuka, there is no mention of Spain as an operator of the Ju 87. The histories for each operator are well presented, with an easy to read text. Some of these are quite detailed, while others, understandably, have less to say. For instance, the Hungarian section is full of information and photos, while the chapter on the ROA is brief, with no photos at all. The coverage overall is fairly complete, though, and makes for an excellent read. Building on the text is the photo content, which is extensive. While some photos have been seen before, many are new and show some Stukas in some very interesting markings. To further accentuate this, a color profile section shows thirty Ju 87s from Hungary, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, RAF, USAAC, Spain, and Yugoslavia. While the majority of illustrations are side views, there are also several top and bottom views showing the different marking placements. My daughter found one Hungarian Stuka particularly striking, identifying it as being finished in "sort of goldenrod, with pine green" colors. I'll have to build that one, just to have a model finished in "sort of goldenrod." This is a great text from Mushroom, and one that should find its way into any Luftwaffe reference library. With the large number of good Stuka kits out there, this book will provide the modeler with many interesting non-Luftwaffe examples to diversify their collection with.
  • Modeling Madness • 2009-03-27
    by Scott Van Aken A subject that is often overlooked by many is the use of a specific aircraft by countries other than that of manufacture. During WWII, the Germans provided aircraft to a number of countries, both to help bolster the fighting strength on various fronts and also to generate some revenue to help pay for the war. The Ju-87 was one of those aircraft that saw some considerable use with non-German units and this new book by Mushroom Models Publications covers those countries in some detail. Basically, the book is divided into several sections. One is on the major users of the aircraft. This includes Hungary, Italy, and Romania. There were others that either used very few planes or only used them for a short period of time. This includes Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Russian Liberation Army (ROA). Others that used Ju-87s were Croatia, Japan, the USAAF, RAF, Yugoslavia and Soviet Union, the last four flying captured examples. As is so typical of these books, there are a number of pages of profiles and four views of various aircraft, all superbly drawn. A couple of period color photos is also included to add some spice to things. Overall, this is a really super edition and since it has so many interesting schemes, it is sure to delight both the modeler and the aircraft fan alike.
  • CyberModeler.com • 2009-03-27
    By Ray Mehlberger This new book by Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) is in their usual 6 ½” x 9 ¼” soft cover format. About every other month MMP releases a new book about either a particular aircraft or air unit. This latest book covers the operational history of the infamous Ju-87 “Stuka” dive-bomber in service with air arms other than the Luftwaffe. Significant numbers of Stukas served with the Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Slovak air forces. The use of the type by the “ROA”, the Russian Liberation Army which fought on the Axis side, is also detailed. Also illustrated are captured Stukas in British, U.S., Russian and Yugoslav colors. The book is illustrated with 101 black and white wartime photos. There are 27 pages of full color profiles, some are 4-views. These show the Stuka in the markings of the countries mentioned above. The book also has 7 data charts and a bibliography. Much has been written before about the Stuka in Luftwaffe service and there are also books about it’s anatomy. This book covers just it’s service with these other air forces and, for that reason, will be found of great appeal to modelers, aircraft enthusiasts, and students of WWII air operations. A must for those with an interest in minor air forces and the more obscure aspects of Eastern Front air operations. A definite essential reading for fans of German aircraft who are looking for novel color schemes.

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