Avro Lancaster The Survivors Book Review
by Ray Mehlberger
|Date of Review||October 2010||Title||Avro Lancaster The Survivors|
|Author||Glenn White||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||124 pages, softbound||MSRP (BP)||£24.99 ($58.00 USD)|
Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) is based in the UK. Their books are printed in Sandomierz Poland by their associate Stratus Publications in the English language. Stratus also does books in the Polish language too.
This latest book in the MMP White Series is a survey of all surviving Avro Lancasters around the world. The author describes the operational career of each aircraft, and the sometimes tortuous routes by which they survived. The book describes and illustrates their current status and condition.
Photos of the aircraft in service and afterwards are joined by comprehensive walk-around type detail photos of their current state, showing all aspects of the airframes and highlighting the superb restoration work being down on them. There are 336 color photos and 27 black and white ones showing these Lancasters.
Seventeen Lancasters are represented, currently in Britain, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
The book is dedicated to all those who have worked so hard over the years to save and restore these magnificent warplanes, and also to those who flew and serviced the iconic “Lanc” during its long service career in WW2 and after.
Essential reading for all who love this amazing aircraft, especially those who cannot afford a round-the-world ticket to see them all. The book has great interior and exterior shots of these Lancasters. Which will be of enormous help to modelers of this aircraft.
The book is soft-cover and 124 pages long in 8 ¼” x 11 5/8” format.