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The de Havilland Mosquito – Part 2

The de Havilland Mosquito – Part 2 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review December 2017 Title The de Havilland Mosquito – Part 2
Author Richard A. Franks Publisher Valiant Wings Publishing
Published 2016 ISBN 978-0-9935345-8-4
Format 208 pages, softcover MSRP (BP) £18.95


Previously a fighter fan, Aunt Millie surreptitiously snatched your vital "Airframe & Miniature No 8" volume on de Havilland Mosquito bombers.

Distract Aunt Millie's attention with Valiant Wings' stunning sequel.

Also authored by Richard Franks, The de Havilland Mosquito – Part 2 superbly surveys Mosquito "Fighter, Fighter-Bomber & Night Fighter" versions over 208 lavishly illustrated pages.

Oh, and Sea Mosquitoes appear, too. And like its companion compendium, "Airframe & Miniature No 10" follows the publisher's proven prescription.

If anything, it's even better than the Bombers book. Text traverses the total tale. Historical notes recap design, development, and operational use. And several splendid kit builds season the study.

Rivet-counters will ravenously devour this delectable dish!

Valiant Wings' visual feast sports hundreds of photos and illustrations. Coverage sports scrumptious scale drawings, succulent color art, and mouth-watering detail minutiae – all of matchless appeal to hungry modelers of this colorful classic.

Only nitpicks – here and there. That's the Hebrew letter Qof, for instance, on page 94. – "Q", not "K".

Quibbles. I loved this incandescent effort. Aunt Millie did, too.

Rabidly recommended!

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