Kagero have kept the pace with their own prolific standards and sent us the details of their December releases – we have some images to show you to give you an idea of what’s on the way..
December Releases from Kagero
Five new publications from Kagero will hit the market in mid-December 2012. They include the following books:
Two big decal sheets with 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 individual markings for 8 P-38 Lightnings. The decal sheet was printed by Cartograf. Each painting scheme is depicted on beautifully drawn 4-view colour profiles and described in the 20 page guidebook with English and Polish text. The selection contains the following aircraft:
- P-38G-13-LO, probable s/n 42-2197, 'Nulli Secundus' / 'X-Virgin', flown by Lt. Kenneth G. Ladd of 80th FS / 8th FG, Dobodura, New Guinea, winter of 1943/1944,
- P-38J-15-LO, s/n 42-104107, 'Jewboy', coded '47', flown by Lt. Philip M. Goldstein of 49th FS / 14th FG, Triolo, Italy, May 1944,
- P-38J-10-LO, s/n 42-67916, 'California Cutie', coded (KI)- 'S', flown by Lt. Richard O. Loehnert of 55th FS / 20th FG, RAF Kings Cliffe, England, June 1944,
- P-38J-15-LO, s/n 43-28444, 'Vivacious Virgin II', coded 'E6-T', flown by Lt. Ian B. Mackenzie of 402nd FS / 370th FG, Florennes/Juxaine, Belgium, winter of 1944/1945,
- P-38L-1-LO, s/n 44-23852, 'Beautiful Bitch', coded 'B7', flown by Lt. John J. Kane of 96th FS / 82nd FG, Vincenzo, Italy, March 1945,
- P-38L-5-LO, s/n 44-26176, 'Vagrant Virgin', coded 'A', flown by Lt. L. V. Bellusci of 36th FS / 8th FG, San Jose, Mindoro, late 1944/early 1945,
- P-38L-5-LO, s/n 44-26176, 'Vagrant Virgin', coded 'A', flown by Lt. Peter Macgowan of 36th FS / 8th FG, Ie Shima, September 1945,
- P-38L-5-LO, probable s/n 44-26568, 'Wicked Woman', coded 'W', flown by Lt. Richard C. Livingston of 36th FS / 8th FG, Ie Shima, August-September 1945.
The second title in the 'Units' series is devoted to the famous Jagdgeschwader 54. The 32 page book with English text includes a chronological overview of the unit’s history supplemented with 49 photos; tables of top scoring pilots, unit commanders, and planes; and colour profiles of 4 aircraft. A decal sheet printed by Cartograf contains 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 individual markings for the latter.
The selection includes the following planes:
The selection includes the following planes:
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2; 'White 9', flown by Oblt. Hans Philipp, Staffelkapitän of 4./JG 54, Mal. Owsischtschi airfield, 10 August 1941,
- Bücker Bü 131 D-2; W.Nr. 1683, coded 'KG+GB' of 2./JG 54, Krasnogvardeysk airfield, Russia, late March 1942,
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2; 'Blue 5' of 7./JG 54, probably Isotscha airfield in Smolensk area, Russia, winter of 1942-1943,
- Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5; W.Nr. 0150 1501, 'White 4', flown by Oblt. Walter Nowotny, Staffelkapitän of 1./JG 54, Russia, summer 1943.
Marek J. Murawski
The special edition of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 F monograph gives a great value for reasonable price. The 184 page, A4 size book contains 221 archive photos, colour profiles of 44 aircraft, 19 sheets of aircraft manual reprints with detailed views of the construction, 20 sheets of 1/48 and 1/72 scale drawings, and a folded A2 size sheet printed on both sides with 1/32 scale drawings.
A big decal sheet with 1:72, 1:48 and 1:35 individual and national markings for 11 Pz.Kpfw. IV tanks and 5 other vehicles built around the Panzer IV hull. The decal sheet was printed by Cartograf. Each painting scheme is depicted on beautifully drawn colour profile and described in the 20 page guidebook with English and Polish text. The selection contains the following vehicles:
- Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. F2 (G) coded 1233 of III./Pz.Rg.24, 24th Panzer Division, southern Russia, summer 1942,
- Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. F2 (G) coded B11 of Pz.Rgt.29, 12th Panzer Division, Ssinjawino, Russia, spring 1943,
- Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. G coded 623 of II./Pz.Rgt.15, 11th Panzer Division, the battle of Kursk, Russia, July 1943,
- Befehlswagen IV Ausf. G coded 055 of Stab/SS-Pz.Rgt.1, 1st SS Panzer Division LSSAH, tank commander: SS-Ostubaf. Joachim Peiper, Zhitomir area, Ukraine, November 1943,
- Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H/J coded 715 of the 7th company, II./Pz.Rgt. Hermann Göring, 1st Fallschirm-Panzer-Division Hermann Göring, Italy, spring 1944,
- Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H/J coded 511 of II./Pz.Rgt. Großdeutschland, tank commander: Oblt. Hans-Joachim Jung, the battle of Târgu Frumos, Romania, April-May 1944,
- Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H coded 813 and named ‘Germaine’ of II./Pz.Rgt.26, 26th Panzer Division, Lanuvio area, Italy, May 1944,
- Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H coded 531 of II./Pz.Rgt.16, 116th Panzer Division, Normandy, August 1944,
- Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. J coded 732 of II./SS-Pz.Rgt.3, 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf, Warsaw, early August 1944,
- Sturmpanzer IV coded 8 of Stu.Pz.Abt. 217, Aachen area, autumn 1944,
- Panzer IV/70 (A) coded 223 of II./Pz.Rgt. Großdeutschland attached to the Führer-Begleit-Brigade, Trier, Germany, January 1945,
- Sturmgeschütz IV coded 214 of an unknown unit, Eastern Front, winter of 1944-1945,
- Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. J coded 831 of II./ Pz.Rgt.31, 5th Panzer Division, Königsberg area, East Prussia, March 1945,
- Befehlswagen Panzer IV/70 (V) coded 101 of s.H.Pz.Jg.Abt. 655, Oldenburg, Germany, May 1945.
A4 size, 80 pages, 140 renders, double B2 size sheet with drawings (680×480 mm)
All of these books are available from Kagero’s Site directly or through a decent bookshop near you.