The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu Book Review
|Date of Review||April 2015||Title||The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu|
|Author||Richard A Franks||Publisher||Valiant Wings Publishing|
|Format||114 pages, softcover||MSRP (BP)||£16.95|
The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu – sixth installment in Valiant Wings' outstanding "Airframe Album" series – recaps the "Luftwaffe's 'Flying Eye'" in dazzling detail.
Format follows the publisher's proven prescription. After a handy glossary and history, author Richard A. Franks scrutinizes Fw 189:
- technical description
- prototype, production and projected variants
- camouflage & markings
The profusely illustrated, 114-page monograph sports hundreds of drawings, tech-manual excerpts and color & B&W photos. Richard J. Caruana's coruscating color plates survey the sumptuous swath of Uhu livery.
Modelers naturally enjoy ample attention. Kit builds respectively review Condor's 1:72 and Great Wall's 1:48 efforts. HpH's pending 1:32 resin model snags a special preview. And three appendices – scale model kits, accessories & decals, and selected bibliography – conclude contents.
Valiant Wings produce some of the world's finest aircraft monographs. And this title further confirms their excellence.
My sincere thanks to Valiant Wings Publishing for this review copy.