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Heinkel He 219 Uhu Volume II

Heinkel He 219 Uhu Volume II Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2013 Title Heinkel He 219 Uhu Volume II
Author Marek J. Murawski and Marek Rys Publisher Kagero
Published 2013 ISBN 978-83-62878-62-8
Format 110 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $24.95


Kagero is back with Volume II of their He 219 Uhu reference series and this is their 3D edition. No, you don't need 3D glasses for this edition (though they've produced a few titles that did use 3D glasses) but they've taken numerous engineering drawings, blueprints, etc., into a 3D model and rendered this aircraft in great detail and in full color.

The first 33 pages contain period photographs that were not included in Volume I, the rest of this title is a very impressive photo walk around of the aircraft using their digital model and in many cases you'd think these were photos of the full-scale machine. Given that the only surviving example is still in subassemblies at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, this title provides one of the few real insights into how the aircraft looks from radar set to landing gear, from engine mounts to gun mounts. Each of these titles based upon a digital model from Kagero is really impressive.

Just in time for both the Zoukei-Mura and Revell AG 1/32 He 219 kits, this book will really help the modeler with the look and feel of each part of the aircraft so you can replicate this in scale. 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!