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Reggiane Fighters
in action

By George Punka

Color by Don Greer
Illustrated by Ernesto Cumpian
and Andrew Probert

     

 

Squadron/Signal Publications

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Aircraft Number 177
ISBN: 0-89747-430-9
Media: Soft cover, landscape format, 50 pages plus covers (incl. 2 page centrefold in full colour).
Price: US$8.46 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: 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.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended as a one-stop reference for anyone building a Reggiane fighter

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

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 text.

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 Re.2005.

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.

 

 

Conclusion

 

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.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.



"Reggiane Fighters in Action" is available online from Squadron.com


Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 19 August, 2001
Last updated 19 July, 2003

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