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Hawker Hurricane Mk1: Wingleader Photo Archive Number 3

Hawker Hurricane Mk1: Wingleader Photo Archive Number 3

ISBN: 9781906592738

Author: Mark Postlethwaite

Publisher: Red Kite

Format: Paperback

Price: AUD $39.95
RRP: AUD $49.95

In RAF Service – NW Europe – 1935 to the Battle of Britain

An introduction to the NEW Wingleader Photo Archive Series.

For quite a few years, Simon Parry and Mark Postlethwaite have been building up a huge library of original WWII aviation photos, partly as a hobby but mainly to help provide photos for the books that they publish. With over 30,000 now in the collection, they realised that they had more than enough to produce a series of photo books on individual aircraft types and sub-types. They set out to make the series as ideally suited to modellers and artists as possible, so large photos, using A4 landscape format, and minimal text except for extended captions. Effectively their aim is to produce a 21st Century version of the Profile Publications series of books from the 1960s, using the latest technology to reproduce their wartime photos to the highest standard possible.

This series is unique in that it will be able to provide large format ORIGINAL photos up to full A4 landscape format width, which is at least 50% larger than any standard book can deliver. Combined with the specialist knowledge of a team of historians and contributors, each book should provide unbeatable and accurate references for any modelling or painting project.

"We chose the Hurricane MkI for the third book to compliment the hugely popular Spitfire MkI that we published recently. This book follows the Spitfire book's format taking a roughly chronological look at the first few years of the Hurricane in RAF service. It is limited to Hurricane MkIs in RAF service in NW Europe and covers pre-war, The Munich Crisis, The Phoney War, The Battle of France and of course the Battle of Britain. Because of the sheer amount of material we had, we went to 88 pages with this one."

This book contains approx 150 original wartime/pre-war photos and 6 in-depth profiles with side-views plus and top and underside views.

Book Title: Hawker Hurricane Mk1: Wingleader Photo Archive Number 3
Publisher: Red Kite
Title Release: October 2020
ISBN: 9781906592738
Author: Mark Postlethwaite
Format: Paperback
About the Author: Mark Postlethwaite is one of the world's leading aviation artists, with his work hanging in major collections and museums worldwide. He has been a professional aviation artist for over 25 years and during his career has flown in a variety of front line military aircraft including the Harrier, Hawk and Tucano, as well as vintage types such as the BE2c and the FE2b down in New Zealand. He has also contributed to several TV documentaries and even won the top prize on the old TV game show $64,000 Question with Bob Monkhouse answering questions on the Battle of Britain. Mark has produced over 150 cover paintings for Osprey Publishing over the years and in his early career was published by Air Vice Marshal J E 'Johnnie' Johnson's fine art business. He has a broad knowledge of WWII aviation with a particular focus and passion for RAF Bomber Command.

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