Color by Don Greer
Illustrated by Ernesto Cumpian
and Andrew Probert
S u m m a r y
||Aircraft Number 177
||Soft cover, landscape format, 50
pages plus covers (incl. 2 page centrefold in full colour).
||US$8.46 from Squadron.com
||Compact and useful format for
modellers; fills a gap in reference for these significant fighters; covers
all Reggiane fighters including Hungarian variants and service; 100
photos; 10 colour profiles; attractive cover art - front and back; good
narrative text and helpful, detailed captions.
||Highly Recommended as a one-stop
reference for anyone building a Reggiane fighter
The latest in the long line of Squadron "In Action" books focuses on the
entire range of WWII Reggiane fighters in Italian and Hungarian service. The
Hungarian connection explains the involvement of the author, George Punka, a
respected researcher in the fields of Hungarian and Luftwaffe aviation.
The new Reggiane title features 50 pages packed with 100 photos, 10 colour
profiles, very attractive cover artwork by Don Greer and concise but informative
The book is structured to follow a logical chronological sequence from a
brief description of the origins of the design (heavily based on Seversky
SEV-1XP - which eventually entered service under the more familiar label of
P-35) through the Reggiane Re.2000, the Hungarian Heja II, Re.2001 and the
The impression is that there is slightly more text than usual. The text is
very readable and describes technical and operational aspects of each variant.
The timing of this book is particularly good. Classic Airframes' is due to
release their Re.2001 in the coming months, and the new "In Action" title will
be an essential source of reference.
It is pleasing to see this new title, as reference material on Reggiane
fighters is quite scarce.
This is a very useful and inexpensive reference for any modeller
planning to build a Reggiane Re.2000, Re.2001 or Re 2001.
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Fighters in Action" is available online from
Review Copyright © 2001 by Brett
This Page Created on 19 August, 2001
Last updated 19 July, 2003
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