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The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu

The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review April 2015 Title The Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu
Author Richard A Franks Publisher Valiant Wings Publishing
Published 2015 ISBN 978-0-9575866-8-0
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.

Roundly recommended!

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