Junkers Ju 87B...

...TopDrawings No.54, new from Kagero, via Casemate Books

Title:  TopDrawings 54, Junkers Ju 87B

Author: Maciej Noszczak

Publisher:  Kagero

ISBN:  978-83-65437-81-5

Number 54 in the TopDrawings series of books from Kagero, for the Junkers Ju 87 B, the famous Stuka.  With new kits of the Stuka in both 1/72 and 1/48 from Airfix in the last couple of years, this is clearly geared towards them.  After a brief background text on the first page, the rest of the 18 pages hold a series of 1/48 scale plans with variations on the 87 B, including the Trop variants used in North Africa.  The final section uses 1/72 drawings where shaded sections illustrate the differences between the variations of the type.  Added to this there are 4-pages of very good colour profiles, illustrating a mix of colours and markings.

Tucked within the pages are two 'extras', with a set of masks in both 1/72 and 1/48 for the Airfix kit and a larger fold out sheet with scale plans on one side and more colour artwork on the other.  This of course makes it ideal for modellers, especially those with any of the Airfix kits, and if you are looking for some alternative choices of colours and markings.

Distributed by Casemate Books, who kindly provided my review copy.