Fall of Iron is the first in the new series by Guideline License Publications and the team that brings you Military Modelcraft International in collaboration with Acrylicos Vallejo.
The publication examines some of the twin-engined medium bombers of World War Two and includes a selection of profiles by Richard Mason, as wellas a ground-breaking piece of research on the early B-25 Mitchell by Brian Derbyshire that offers an incisive look into the business of wartime mass production and the vast number of changes to the ensuing airframes brought about as a result of ongoing combat experience.
Other aircraft covered include the rarely discussed Tupolev SB-2, the Mitsubishi G4M Betty, BristolBlenheim, Savoia-Marchetti SM.79, Petylyakov Pe-2 and the Handley Page Hampden.
Many of these aircraft have been overlooked as also-rans by history and the scale modelling community but an examination of similar types designed for similar roles from various Axis and Allied air forces demonstrates just how much aircraft development kept pace during the conflict, and how despite their clear external differences aircraft designers all over the World were drawing the same conclusions as a result of experience gained in battle.
Comprehensive enough to inform but concise enough to be useful, Fall of Iron presents a picture of Wartime bomber development that will help the reader understand the essential role these unsung machines played and the sometimes remarkable use that was made of them.