Tuesday, June 11

Furious Five - no not the rubbish movie with Vin Diesel - 5 of Kagero's cracking June releases..

Kagero has sent the latest spiel showing off their new books set to keep your bank accounts ticking over – the wrong way – this month. From thunderbolts over Asia, to Mitchells in the Med to Japanese battleships and the Dreadnaught – they seem to have it all covered in these releases…

 
KAGERO PUBLISHING’s releases June 2013

Five new publications were prepared by Kagero Publishing for June 2013. The following books will be available after 20th June:

SMI LIBRARY 06 B-25J "Mitchell" in Combat over Europe (MTO)
Marek Katarzyński
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 235 archive 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 publication are colour profiles of 4 outstanding B-25Js painted by Janusz Światłoń. Cartograf supplied the book with a large decal sheet with individual markings for 3 planes:

- B-25J-2-NC (s/n 43-27751) coded '50' (previously Roman ‘III’) and named MMR of 447th BS / 321st BG,

- B-25J-2-NC (s/n 43-27473) coded '73' and named Paper Doll of 447th BS / 321st BG,
- B-25J-2-NC (s/n 43-27704) coded '7A' and named My Naked Ass of 487th BS / 340th BG.

A4 size, 80 pages, 199 b/w & 36 colour photos, colour profiles of 4 aircraft, decal sheet printed by Cartograf.
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SMI LIBRARY 07 P-47 Thunderbolt with the USAAF in the MTO, Asia and Pacific
Tomasz Szlagor
 
P-47 Thunderbolt’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. The book includes not only 138 archive photos, but also colour profiles of 4 aircraft and a big decal sheet with individual markings for the following planes:

- P-47D-28-RA (s/n 42-29091) coded ‘42’ and named Passionate Patsy, flown by Lt. Ralph Barnes of 310th FS / 58th FG,
- P-47D-30-RE (s/n 44-20866) coded ‘53’ and named Schmaltzie/Mercedes, flown by Lt. Frank ‘Duffy’ Middleton of 65th FS / 57th FG,
- P-47N-1-RE (s/n 44-87996) coded ‘08’ and named Cheek Baby, flown by Lt. Durwood B. Williams of 333rd FS / 318th FG.
A4 size, 96 pages, 132 b/w & 6 colour photos, colour profiles of 4 aircraft, decal sheet printed by Cartograf.
 
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MINITOPCOLORS  36 Pz.Kpfw. III family
Marek Jaszczołt, Sławomir Zajączkowski
A big decal sheet with 1:72, 1:48 and 1:35 individual and national markings for 8 Pz.Kpfw. III tanks and 8 Sturmgeschütz assault guns built on the chassis of the Pz.Kpfw. III. The decal sheet was printed by Cartograf. 
Each painting scheme is depicted on a beautifully drawn colour profile and described in the 20 page guidebook with English and Polish text. The selection contains the following vehicles:
 





- Pz.Kpfw. III (Funk) Ausf. J named “Strolch II” from Versuchskommando (F.L.) Tropen, North Africa, September 1942,
- Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F/8 coded “A” and named “Henni” from an unidentified unit, late 1942,
- Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J coded “100” from 1./Pz.Abt.18, Vielikiye Luki area, winter of 1942-1943,
- Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G coded “02” from Pz.Komp. (Fkl.) 314, Battle of Kursk, Russia, July 1943,
- Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N coded “R14” from staff of Pz.Rgt.25 from 7th Panzer Division, Battle of Kursk, Russia, July 1943,
- Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. M coded “24” from staff of Pz.Rgt. Groβdeutschland, Eastern Front, summer 1943,
- Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F/8 coded “35” from III./Pz.Rgt. HG of Fallschirm-Panzer-Division 1. Hermann Göring, Sicily, July-August 1943,
- Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J/L coded “234” from 2./Pz.Rgt.33 Prinz Eugen of 9th Panzer Division, Bryansk area, August 1943,
- Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G coded “943” from 9./Pz.Rgt.24, northern Italy, September 1943,
- Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G coded “10” from Stug.Abt.237 attached to the 18th Panzergrenadier Division, vehicle of the 1. Battery CO, Hptm. Bodo Spranz, Yelnya, Russia, October 1943,
- Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N coded “301” of the CO of Panzer-Sicherungs-Kompanie 3, Oblt. Karl-Friedrich Bohn; Slovenia-Croatia, October-November 1943,
- Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G from StuG.Abt.270 attached to Ski.Jag.Brig.1, Germany, winter of 1943-44,
- Panzerbeobachtungswagen III Ausf. F/G coded “2701” from an unidentified unit, Eastern Front, 1944,
- Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N coded “211” from Pz.Abt.208, northern Italy, August 1944,
- Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F/8 coded “001” from Pz.Jg.Abt.61, 11th Panzer Division, France, September 1944,
- Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G coded “223” and named “Elsa/Nelly” from Pz.Jg.Abt.346, 346th Infantry Division, Holland, May 1945.


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SUPER DRAWINGS IN 3D  21 - The Battleship HMS Dreadnought
Stefan Dramiński
The text part of this book describes technical specifications of the ship and detailed history of her construction and service. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing HMS Dreadnought's appearance in 1907, at the beginning of her career. Elements that are shown in detail include armament, boats, rig, etc. Additionally, numerous illustrations present the ship with her torpedo nets rigged. Blueprints in 1:700, 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. The publication is a great reference for building a detailed model of HMS Dreadnought.
A4 size, 68 pages, 118 renders, double B2 size sheet with drawings (695×485 mm).

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SUPER DRAWINGS IN 3D 22 - The Japanese destroyer Akizuki
Mariusz Motyka, Łukasz Stach
 
The book is primarily focused on the development history, technical data and design features as well as the battle record of the Akizuki class destroyers, including their combat trail and the fate that awaited them.
A4 size, 64 pages, 106 renders, double A2 size sheet with drawings (600×400 mm).

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All books are available from the Kagero site but they are now available from their distributors Casemate Publishing and MMD Squadron as well as other retailers in various countries.