Crécy/Classic Publications | Heinkel He 162

Reviewed by Kevin Williams

Publisher: Crécy/Classic Publications
Author(s): Robert Forsyth & Eddie J. Creek
Publishing date: 2024
ISBN: 978-1-80035-299-5 (Hardcover)
Pages: 208

While I do own several Classic titles, I've never reviewed one before now, so here goes.

Classic Publications originally set the bar pretty high for very well researched and documented, somewhat esoteric German aircraft. Such is the case with this volume, and I wholeheartedly approve.

As with the majority of titles from this publisher, this is very much a supreme effort, using photos from many varied sources, and there are quite a fair good number of them in this magnificent volume. Printed on good quality semi-glossy stock, the photos are quite interesting, highlighting many areas of the air-frame, giving both modelers and aviation enthusiasts alike, a rather fascinating glimpse into this fascinating plane.

Numerous publications have been produced over the years dealing with this particular machine, and this just adds quite nicely to that body of work.

While I certainly should be used to it by now, flipping through the pages of a new (to me) Classic title, still makes me smile. The quality and variety of images, is truly very interesting, frequently revealing aspects of the various paint schemes that I had hitherto been unaware of.

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Lots of data is offered up here; from initial design concepts through final manufacturing methods. Perhaps suffering from a bit of the "too little, too late" concept, still quite an admirable late-war accomplishment for the Germans.

For those of us with a taste for larger scale aircraft models, the Revell kit (currently out of production), is really your best bet, and I'll be seeking one out shortly.

For those with a passion for the Volksjäger, I can highly recommend this volume. Buy a copy, you will not be disappointed.


On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this book as a solid 10, no question about it. Topping out at a very respectable 208 pages of fascinating He 162 stuff, it is highly recommended.

My review copy compliments of Casemate Publishers. Thanks a ton to Casemate, it's truly an outstanding reference book on the He 162 Volksjäger, really top-notch stuff.

© Kevin Williams 2024

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This review was published on Monday, March 04 2024; Last modified on Sunday, March 24 2024