Air War Over Italy

3rd September 1943 to May 2nd, 1945 by Patrick Branly

A typically, well-presented book from Valiant Wings is this account of the air war over Italy as part of the Airframe Extra series of books; this is number 8. Aviation modellers are often drawn to a particular theme or group of aircraft and this theatre of war brought together some interesting machines from both sides. Backed up by a good solid historical account of the action on the ground from the Salerno landings to the Axis surrender in May 1945, the main thrust of this book is obviously the aircraft in both real and kit form.  Backed up by no less than 72 profiles by Richard J Caruana the majority of the book is taken up by six build features by Steve A Evans and Libor Jekl. These are a Ju 88A-4, P-39 Airacobra, C.205 Veltro, Spitfire IXc, G.55 Series I and a Baltimore V both in 1/48 and 1/72 scales.

Packed with detail, great historical reference and some great builds, there is a little something for everyone here. Thanks to Mark Peacock at Valiant Wings Publishing for our review copy.


First published in MM4710


ISBN: 978-0-9935345-9-1

Price: £9.95

Pages: 82

Format: Softback – A4

Publisher: Valiant Wings Publishing