Model Art Profile #14 - Mitsubishi Ki-15 & C5M "Babs", "Kamikaze" and "Asakaze"

Published by Model Art, June. 2019, p/b Pages: 130
Size: 18X26 cm

Comments: A brand new release from Model Art on very overlooked subject. This is actually the first ever Japanese publication dedicated to the Mitsubishi Ki-15 & C5M "Babs" and the civilian "Kamikaze" and "Asakaze". It starts with 17 b/w photos of the military IJAAF and IJNAF "Babs", then two chapters on the development on the type and the engine, followed by 14 pages of the reccord "Kamikaze" flight with manga illustrations and photos. The next 10-page chapter, with 30 photos, is entitled "the Wings of Newspaper Company" and offers a nice photos combilation of newspaper aircraft. 14 pages are saved for the IJAAF units that operated the type, their camo and tail markings followed by 13 pages on the IJNAF units and operational history. The next 11 pages feature line illustrations in-scale of the various types and the maintenance manual of the "Babs". Finally 27 pages feature various "Babs" Fine Molds models including a special on the blue color of the "Kamikaze". The book ends with a presentation of various "Kamikaze" memorabilia.
A publication that has been very nicely put together and is most helpful to modelers. ALL PHOTO CAPTIONS ARE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.


Price: 23.00 $US (Postage Not Included)