The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka A Complete Guide to the Luftwaffe's Dive Bomber
By Matt Bittner
Author: Richard A Franks
Publisher: Valiant Wings Publishing
The latest in the Aiframe & Miniature line from Valiant Wings Publishing is on the Ju-87 Stuka. Like all Valiant Wings books this is the be-all/end-all title on the subject matter, especially for modelers. It will also interest historians interested in the aircraft-type, but since the Airframe & Miniature titles are aimed more towards the modeler, if you want to build any Stuka model then you must pick this one up.
The book is broken out thusly:
- Evolution - Prototypes & Ju-87A Series
- Evolution - Ju-87B & R Series
- Evolution - Ju-87D & G Series
- Evolution - Ju-87C, E, F, H and Ju 187
- Camouflage & Markings and Colour Profiles
- Ju-87 Kits
- Building a Selection
- Building a Collection
- In Detail
- Ju-87 Kits
- Ju-87 Accessories & Masks
- Ju-87 Decals
While the rest of the book is a treasure-trove of information, I always enjoy reading in detail the modeling section. Inevitably the modelers Valiant Wing Publishing has building models give great insight to the kits being reviewed, as well as providing excellent in-general modeling information. The only thing I think they could expand on would be to show a build in 1/144. The Eduard kit is very nicely done and I think would be worthy of treatment in this title.
This book is very highly recommended. My thanks to Valiant Wings Publishing for the book to review.