By L A Rogers
The Bristol Fighter is undeniably a classic of WWI air warfare, several examples still survive - and fly! - whilst in recent years the type has formed the subject of several high quality model kits. In this brand new study - a natural companion to our fourth DATAFILE published in 1987 - Les Rogers concentrates on the Bristol Fighter Squadrons that operated during WWI at home and abroad. Over 20 units are covered with descriptive notes and markings data supported by many archive photos - over 120 in total - together with a section on camouflage. The new book also includes a 1:48 scale three view for further modelling reference complemented with contemporary sketches and over a dozen airframe close-up details. Extra colour pages portray six colourful Bristol Fighters and a specially-created guide to unit markings with 12 semi-profiles depicting typical examples covering nine operational WWI units. With its evocative Brian Knight cover painting, this is an essential reference for all modellers of the Bristol Fighter and competitively priced at £10.50 from selected outlets worldwide or direct from the publishers at £12.50 (includes post and packing).

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No.116 - ALBATROS C.XII by P M Grosz - available late March 2006!

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The world's only WWI aeroplane modelling bi-monthly has just undergone a radical facelift - offering more reference material, more product reviews, more colour pages and now includes a dedicated marketplace section for WWI model manufacturers, publishers and dealers. The latest issue (Jan/Feb 2006) contains a wealth of high quality material: exclusive news from the WWI aviation scene, new books and journals; a survey of the latest, and best, WWI decals; plus rare Italian Pomilio fabric, a unique WWI relic, fully illustrated and described. Noted historian and aviation draftsman George Haddow begins an exclusive new plans series covering WWI Austro-Hungarian Naval aeroplanes with 1:72 scale plans, archive photos and new colour profiles; there's a review of Battleaxe's 1:32 Albatros D.III coupled with an exclusive easy-to-enter competition, and Colin Owers continues his popular USN colour series. Bob Karr initiates our Modelling Masterclass describing his beautiful 1:48 scratchbuilt Handley Page O/400, whilst our new review section, Kitbag, carries detailed reviews for over 17 kits, with an emphasis on Austro-Hungarian subjects - these supported by colour profiles for extra reference. All this and more in the all-new WINDSOCK International available now from selected outlets worldwide at £6.65 or direct from Albatros at £8.00 (including post and packing).

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