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Heinkel He 219 Uhu Volume I

Heinkel He 219 Uhu Volume I Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2013 Title Heinkel He 219 Uhu Volume I
Author Marek J. Murawski and Marek Rys Publisher Kagero
Published 2012 ISBN 978-83-62878-41-3
Format 94 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $24.95


Kagero has been turning out some very interesting and well-researched monographs on many subjects which have not been previously adequately covered. More recently, they've been making use of 3D modeling technology which take the quality of illustrations to a whole new level.

Just in time for the recent release of the Revell AG 1/32 He 219 Uhu, soon to be followed by Zoukei-Mura's 1/32 He 219 kit, Kagero has released the first volume of their He 219 research. Step by step, the authors walk through the early development of the He 219 Uhu series and into its production phase. Volume II will no-doubt pick up the story with operational history and future developments. The coverage in this volume includes:

  • Introduction
  • Design and Development
  • Prototypes
  • First Combat Action and More Testing
  • Serial Production

There are numerous four view diagrams of the various marks of the He 219 Uhu followed by a comprehensive set of 3D rendered drawings of different areas and components of the cockpit. In addition to the four-view drawings of the aircraft in the book, Kagero also has a fold-out four-view sheet in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale for your reference. These drawings are augmented with a photo walk around of the He 219 on display at the Udvar-Hazy Annex of the National Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport. Coverage of this title concludes with eight color profiles of early prototype examples.

This is another great monograph series to come from Kagero and now these are published in all-English.

This title is highly recommended!

My sincere thanks to Kagero for this review sample!