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|Title and Author
||JG 7 "Nowotny" by Marek J. Murawski,
published by Kagero
||Soft cover, 6.5" X 9.5", 78 pages;
fine quality, glossy paper
||English and Polish text; colour
profiles; reference photographs; fold-out section; colour chart
||Nothing particularly new in
Reviewed by Peter A. James
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This is number three in a new series of softback books from Poland, numbers
one & two being JG27 & JG26 respectively. Written in both Polish & English, the
book covers JG7ís operations with the Me262, so itís timing is perfect to
coincide with the new Tamiya kit.
The book is sized 6.5 X 9.5 inches & runs to 78 pages on fine quality, glossy
The story starts with a brief look at the Me262ís creation, before soon
moving on to the creation of JG7. There then follows a chronology of the units
operations & experiences, right through until the German surrender in May 1945.
These events are interspersed with brief quotes from both Allied & German
pilots, appropriate to the section being recounted. A novel idea is the dividing
of each page into two columns. The left one is in Polish & the right in English.
There are the odd errors in translation, but nothing serious, unless you are an
illustrations show nothing really new, but offer a good selection of aircraft
photographs & portraits to illustrate the story. Including the rear cover, there
are six colour side profiles of Me262ís, together with a fold out section
offering three more colour profiles. Also included is an advertising sheet for
Kagero books, which includes a paint shade card! As admitted by the publishers,
this is only an approximate guide, but it is well printed & offers FS numbers as
Summing up, this is a very readable publication on the history of this unit.
The addition of colour makes it of value to both the modeller & historian alike.
Whether the other two books are trying to cover too much compared with this one
I do not know, as I have not seen them. But this book has proved to be a
worthwhile addition to my library.
Review Copyright © 2001 by
Peter A. James
This Page Created on 08 June, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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