Airframe Album No 12-The Gloster Gladiator is coming!
Information supplied by Mark Peacock
Airframe Album No 12 - The Gloster Gladiator-A Detailed Guide To The RAF’s Last Biplane Fighter
by Richard A. Franks
The Airframe Album series of books is now five years old. Airframe Albums offer everything that modern modellers want when they are tackling a specific subject.
- Period diagrams
- Data from flight manuals
- Data from spare parts catalogues
- Fully detailed 3D isometric views of prototype and production machines
- Full colour profiles and concise camouflage and marking notes
For our twelfth aircraft subject we have rung the changes and gone with our first biplane subject.
Airframe Album No 12 - The Gloster Gladiator-A Detailed Guide To The RAF’s Last Biplane Fighter by Richard A. Franks
This book will be an essential companion for anyone tackling Gladiator kits in all scales and complexity from the old Pyro/Inpact 1/48th and Frog or Heller 1/72nd scale kits to newer offerings from the likes of Silver Wings (1/32nd), Roden (1/48th) or the new tool Airfix example (1/72nd).
Contents will include all the elements listed plus:
- A wealth of historical photographs and detail images of preserved examples
- Period detail images during production and service use
- Isometric views by Chris Sandham-Bailey of all prototype and production airframes
- Colour profiles and by Richard J. Caruana
- At least 100 pages in total
- Lists of all Gladiator accessories and decals produced in all scales
- Kit build of the Silver Wings 1/32nd example by Steve A. Evans
Airframe Album No 12 - The Gloster Gladiator-A Detailed Guide To The RAF’s Last Biplane Fighter by Richard A. Franks will retail at only £16.95 per copy + postage and packing.
The book will also be available from all good hobby stores and specialist bookshops . Publication is scheduled for late September. ISBN: 978-0-9957773-1-6.
Pre-orders can be made via the Valiant Wings website, www.valiant-wings.co.uk, by ‘phone on 01234 273434 (+44 1234 273434 if calling from outside the UK) or by writing to:
Valiant Wings Publishing
8 West Grove
Special pre-order offer!
Order before September 25th and save £2.00 on post and packing!
Win a superb Gladiator A3-size print in our pre-order prize draw! We have two different ones to give away, both created by Seweryn Fleischer including the specially commissioned cover image.
This article created on Saturday, September 09 2017; Last modified on Saturday, September 09 2017