Allied Rotorcraft of the WW2 Period Book Review
By Ray Mehlberger
|Date of Review||May 2010||Title||Allied Rotorcraft of the WW2 Period|
|Author||Ryzard Witkowski||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||120 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$25.00|
Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) is based in the UK. Their books are printed by Stratus in Sandomierz, Poland in the English language. MMP now has a U.S. distributor for their books, located in Pennsylvania by the name of Casemate. This new book is about Allied rotorcraft and helicopters of the WWII period.
Although the Germans had a technological lead in helicopter design during WWII, nonetheless the Allied nations built and tested a surprising number of rotorcraft during the war, and had begun to use production helicopters in service by 1945.
This book describes the development of autogyros, helicopters and other rotary-wing aircraft in America, Britain, the USSR and France, leading up to and during the war years.
The book is illustrated with 70 black and white photos, one color photo on the cover, 55 color and 5 black and white photos of rotorcraft and helicopters that survive in various museums today.
There are 21 line drawings of various aircraft, to no particular scale. Two of these are 3-views and one is a 4-view. In the back of the book there are 15 color profile illustrations of various aircraft used by the 4 Allies mentioned above.
The book is 128 pages long and in MMP’s usual 6 ½” x 9” page format in soft cover.
The book will be of significant interest to aircraft historians and enthusiasts and also modelers.