The Fieseler Fi 156 Book Review
|Date of Review||May 2017||Title||The Fieseler Fi 156|
|Author||Richard A Franks||Publisher||Valiant Wings Publishing|
|Format||130 pages, softcover||MSRP (BP)||£17.95|
If you take one book on Nazi Germany's classic Storch to that symbolic desert isle, make it this one.
The Fieseler Fi 156 – 11th in Valiant Wings' outstanding "Airframe Album" range – recaps the "Luftwaffe's Versatile Storch" in dazzling detail.
Format follows the publisher's proven prescription. After a handy glossary and history, author Richard A. Franks expertly illumines the STOL legend:
- technical description
- prototype, production and projected variants
- camouflage & markings
The profusely illustrated, 130-page study sports hundreds of drawings, tech-manual excerpts, and color & B&W photos. Providing plenty of model-project inspiration, Richard J. Caruana's superb artwork survey the sumptuous sweep of international Storch schemes.
Modelers naturally enjoy ample attention. Kit builds correspondingly cover Heller/Smer's and Academy's 1:72 efforts – then Tamiya's superb 1:48 Storch. And four appendices – scale model kits, accessories, decals, and references – conclude contents.
Valiant Wings has earned brilliant repute for gems like this. Grab this terrific title.
My sincere thanks to Valiant Wings Publishing for this review copy.