Saturday, April 16

Book Preview: de Havilland Mosquito - Part 1: Bomber and Photo-reconnaissance from Valiant Wings

Now pretty well established, Valiant Wings Publishing have quite a reputation, so when they announce not one but TWO books on the de Havilland Mosquito multi-role aircraft of WWII, well we are looking forward to it. Let’s see what they have planned for their latest all-in-one book in this series.
Airframe & Miniature No.8: de Havilland Mosquito - Part 1: Bomber and Photo-reconnaissance
by Richard A. Franks.
Expected to be around 176 pages, softcover A4 format
ISBN 978-0-9935345-1-5
Price: £18.95/ US$28/ EUR 25/ AU$39 – Product Link
Valiant Wings Publishing’s eighth title in the well-established Airframe & Miniature series will be de Havilland Mosquito - Part 1: Bomber and Photo-reconnaissance by Richard A. Franks.

 The models on this pages are some of the very excellent work of Steve Evans - he has published them on the Valiant Wings Facebook page
The modelling map in relation to the Mosquito has changed dramatically in recent years and much more reference material is now available. The time is therefore right to bring out new titles that comprehensively bring modellers and enthusiasts up to date with the type. A second volume covering fighters and fighter-bomber versions is planned for later release.
This eighth book in our much acclaimed series will contain at least 176 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and Mosquito enthusiast should be without.

This book will contain:
•         40+ pages of technical information
•         20+ pages of walk-around images and technical diagrams
•         5+ pages of camouflage and markings
•         25+ pages of model builds and modelling information
•         200+ photographs including wartime images
•         Colour side views and four-views by Richard J. Caruana
•         3D isometric views of all bomber and PR variants by Wojciech Sankowski
•         Specially commissioned extensive full kit builds by Libor Jekl and Steve A. Evans of the 1/72nd scale Tamiya B Mk IV plus another converted to B Mk XVI, 1/48th scale Airfix PR Mk XVI and 1/32nd scale HK Models B Mk IV Series II kits.
•         Specially commissioned front cover artwork by Jerry Boucher
•         A set of 1/48 fold-out scale plans
The de Havilland Mosquito - Part 1: Bomber and Photo-reconnaissance by Richard A. Franks is also available from all good specialist bookshops and certain hobby retailers. Publication is planned for early June. 
ISBN is 978-0-9935345-1-5. RRP will be only be £18.95 per copy + postage and packing. Pre-orders via the Valiant Wings website,, by ‘phone on 01234 273434 (+44 1234 273434 if calling from outside the UK) or by writing to:
Valiant Wings Publishing
8 West Grove
MK40 4BT

Pre-order specials! – order your copy before June 2nd, save £2.00 on postage and get a chance to win a superb 1/32 scale HK Models B Mk IV Mosquito kit worth £149.99 RRP in our pre-order prize draw!

Check out the Valiant Wings Publishing for more information on this new book and all of their other titles…