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The Blohm and Voss Bv 141 Second Edition

The Blohm and Voss Bv 141 Second Edition Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review August 2021 Title The Blohm and Voss Bv 141 Second Edition
Author Richard A. Franks Publisher Valiant Wings Publishing
Published 2021 ISBN 978-1-912932-19-1
Format 66 pages, softbound MSRP (BP) £14.95


Valiant Wings reissues its very first “Airframe Detail” title – The Blohm & Voss Bv 141 – A Technical Guide – with updated profile art and appendices.

As before, this compact, second edition spans just 66 pages – and divides into three parts.

The first provides an excellent historical summary with copious technical minutiae. The second meticulously probes Bv 141 camouflage & markings. And the third showcases a 1:48 HobbyBoss Bv 141 kit build.

The richly illustrated account sports dozens of photos and tech-manual excerpts. Color profiles sample schemes for the aircraft’s modest, 20-plane pre-production run. And two appendices – one outlining kits, decals and accessories; the other recapping references – conclude contents.

The exotic tactical reconnaissance aircraft has long remained an enthralling subject with WWII Luftwaffe enthusiasts. And Valiant Wings’ original title proved very popular, quickly selling out.

So don’t miss it again. If you’re tackling HobbyBoss’ 1:48-scale kit – or battling Airfix’s ancient, 1:72-scale effort – this is the only reference you need.

Roundly recommended!

My sincere thanks to Valiant Wings Publishing for this review copy.