The Westland Whirlwind Book Review
|Date of Review||January 2022||Title||The Westland Whirlwind|
|Author||Richard A. Franks||Publisher||Valiant Wings Publishing|
|Format||98 pages, softbound||MSRP (BP)||£15.95|
Valiant Wings’ reissue efforts continue apace with the second edition of The Westland Whirlwind – 4th in the publisher’s acclaimed “Airframe Album” range.
Updates include new cover art, updated appendices, and Steve A. Evans’ superb build of Special Hobby’s 1:32-scale kit.
Subtitled “A Detailed Guide To The RAF’s Twin-engine Fighter”, coverage competently captures the total tale.
Technical notes on design, development, construction, and equipment, coverage segues to an informative section on Whirlwind evolution – “prototype, production and projected variants”.
Commentary then illumines camouflage & markings details. Detailed Whirlwind production notes follow. And four appendices – kits, accessories & decals, and references – nicely conclude contents.
Like the original, hundreds of images – period photos, scale drawings, tech-manual excerpts, evolution isometrics, and color profiles – enhance the effort.
Valiant Wings’ marvelous monograph offers all you need to model Westland’s unfortunate Whirlwind.
My sincere thanks to Valiant Wings Publishing for this review copy.