Sunday, November 24

All we want for Christmas is..Kagero Latest titles for December…

Kagero go exclusively Axis on us with their newest books – from both the land and sea they give us titles on the deadliest these axis powers could offer…

Kagero December 2013 Titles

Kagero Publishing is proud to announce five new books which will be ready for shipping after the 25th November 2013. Kagero are also going to start a contest for all modellers who use decals included in our publications. The competition will start in January 2014 and as a prize they are going to give away dozens of prizes, so if you’re going to start building a kit soon, please consider using our decals. More details will soon be announced. 

Kagero is also having a Christmas sale in their webshop currently. The discount prices can be viewed after logging in to one’s account in our shop.

Leszek Wieliczko - Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate
• 92 pages
• 8 painting schemes
14 artworks
format (sizes): (210x295 mm)
 matte coated paper
 soft cover binding
The monograph on the Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate, WW2 Japanese fighter plane, discusses its origins and development (including subsequent modifications and variants: Ki-106, Ki-113, Ki-116, Ki-84R, Ki-84P and Ki-84N), camouflage and markings and operational history since its combat debut over China in Summer of 1944 till the end of the WW2. Each version is specified and described. The author uncoveres the fates of Ki-84s captured by the Americans and presents an evaluation of the aircraft. The book includes a comprehensive technical description, technical data, a glossary of some Japanese terms and names and lists of the IJAAF units equipped with Ki-84s and the IJAAF ranks.

Marek J. Murawski, Jakub Plewka 
• 188 pages
• 9 painting schemes
• 228 archive photos
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. 

Łukasz Gładysiak, Adam Rejmak, Krzysztof Mucha
17 Archive photos
108 pages
71 colour photos
8 painting schemes
39 renders

Self-propelled tank destroyers constituted an essential component of the Third Reich’s armoured arm. Vehicles, which were especially useful in defensive warfare, in which the German army found itself after losing strategic initiative on the Eastern Front in the summer 1943 and following the Allied landing in Italy and France, with time began to effectively compete in armoured sub-units with classic tanks. One of the largest vehicles of that type was Sd.Kfz. 173 Jagdpanther, based on the chassis of the famous Panther tank..

Waldemar Góralski
• 88 pages
• 160 renders
• Double sheet B2 with the plans (680×480 mm)
• Gloss coated paper
• Format (sizes): A4 (210x297 mm)
• Booklet binding
The Japanese destroyers truly made their mark during the war in the Pacific. Fast, heavily armed and manned by well-trained crews, they took part in some of the most memorable surface and air-sea battles of the Pacific War, but also in hundreds of lesser known actions. Those workhorses of the Imperial Navy were employed in a wide variety of roles – from direct action against enemy fleet to escort duties and even pure transport tasks. Commander Hara Tameichi rightly observes that it was the destroyers that bore the brunt of the fighting at sea, and very few among them were as good as the Kagero class warships.

Author: Waldemar Góralski,
Publication contains: 90 pages, 176 renders, double sheet A2 with the plans, 18 anaglyphs 3D
Format: A4 (210x297 mm)
Booklet binding
Gloss coated paper
Following the defeat in the World War I, the Treaty of Versailles limited the tonnage of the German Navy to 144 thousand tons. Moreover, the treaty stipulated that new warships could only be built to replace the decommissioned ones. In 1921 a new law was enacted which brought about the creation of the Reichsmarine. The few warships that Germany was allowed to keep were modernized and new ones were being built to replace the obsolete ones. Construction of light cruisers was a priority and the first of those, built to replace the Niobe launched in the 19th century, was the Emden.  In 1927, during the disarmament conference in Geneva, Germany demanded equal right as far as the expansion of the navy was concerned. Those demands were rejected, therefore, the Reichsmarine drew up the “expansion plan”. It stipulated construction of new warships within the coming years, including submarines, which were forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles…

These books area all available from November the 25th at the Kagero Webstore but also available from their distributors Casemate Publishing and MMD Squadron, as well as from other retailers around the world.