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PZL P.24A-G

PZL P.24A-G Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2004 Title PZL P.24A-G
Author Andrzej Glass Publisher Kagero
Published 2004 ISBN 83-89088-33-9
Format 110 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $24.95

Review

Kagero has been turning out some very interesting and well-researched monographs on many subjects which have not been previously adequately covered. One such subject is the PZL P.24 series. In this title, the author starts the clock with PZL's first aircraft, the P.1, and the subsequent developments that lead to the better-known P.11 series. The history gets interesting here as the P.11 used a license-built Bristol engine that precluded PZL from exporting the aircraft. This lead to the integration of the Gnome Rhone radial onto what would become the P.24.

The coverage includes:

  • Development of Design
  • The PZL P.24 Fighter Plane
  • The PZL P.24A and P.24C in Turkey
  • The PZL P.24B in Bulgaria
  • The PZL P.24F, P.24G and P.24H in Greece
  • A Technical Description of the PZL P.24
  • Painting

In addition to the historical aspects of this title, presented in both Polish and English. There are numerous fold-out three view diagrams of the various marks of the P.24 and many color profiles as well.

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A sheet of Techmod decals is also provided with the markings from selected color profiles in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale. These include:

  • P.24/III Super bis, SP-BFL, Third PZL Prototype
  • P.24A, 2016, Turkish AF
  • P.24B, 22, Bulgarian AF
  • P.24B, 1, Bulgarian AF, 'Simeon Knyaz Tzrnovski"
  • P.24E, 24, Romanian AF
  • P.24G, Delta 109, Hellenic AF
  • P.24G, Delta 116, Hellenic AF
  • P.24G, Delta 129, Hellenic AF

The aviation historian and modeler alike will want to add this to their reference libraries - especially considering the VERY reasonable retail price!

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