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Junkers Ju 88 Volume I

Junkers Ju 88 Volume I Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2005 Title Junkers Ju 88 Volume I
Author Krzysztof Janowicz Publisher Kagero
Published 2005 ISBN 83-89088-57-6
Format 80 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. One such subject is the Junkers Ju 88 series. In Volume I, the author jumps straight into a bombing mission over the Balkans and into Ionian Sea, with the perspective told from both sides. With this introduction, the author takes your behind the history, development and operations of this versatile combat aircraft.

Step by step, the author begins the early developments of the Ju 88 series and into the more common versions that many people would recognize. The coverage includes:

  • Introduction
  • Development of the Design
  • Versions and Derivatives
  • Ju 88A-4 Technical Features

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In addition to the historical aspects of this title, presented in both Polish and English, there are numerous fold-out three view diagrams of the various early marks of the Ju 88 and many color profiles as well. In fact, a sheet of Techmod decals is also provided with the markings of selected color profiles in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale. These include:

  • Ju 88A-5, 1./KG 30, 4D+VH, Apr 1941
  • Ju 88A-4, 4./KG 54, B3+AM, 1943
  • Ju 88A-5, 1./KG 51, Red F, 1941

The aviation historian and modeler alike will want to add this to their reference libraries - especially considering the VERY reasonable retail price!