118.HANSA BRANDENBURG D.I
RETURN OF THE STAR-STRUTTER!
Just located in a New Year stock take, was a small number of Harry Woodman's DATAFILE 118 on the Hansa Brandenburg D.I fighter. Published on 30 July 2005, this evergreen title has long thought to have been completely sold out but now we can restock our shop with limited numbers. 36 pages-including covers-with over 64 archive and museum photos (some in colour) are supported by detailed plans in the two most popular modelling scales with four colour profiles on the rear cover. The front cover painting is a water colour by the author himself.
STOP PRESS 21 JANUARY 2024!
During a recent stock take we have discovered a small cache of Harry Woodman's classic WINDSOCK DATAFILE 118 covering the Austro-Hungarian Hansa Brandenburg D.I fighter of 1917. Unavailable for many years, this 36 page monograph contains over 64 crisp detail photos and portraits as well as five in full colour of the Prague D.I 26.68 as preserved in the National Technical Museum. Harry describes the genesis,design and service career of this unusual type which is a popular modelling subject with several kits having been produced over the years.Detailed captions support the many archive photos-many supplied by George Haddow-and there are some excellent large-area images of engine and interior; armament fit and data plaques.Marty Digmayer contributes sharp general arrangement drawings in the 1:48 and 1:72 scales and a section on camouflage and markings is complemented by colour profiles on the rear covers showcasing three Phonix-built D.I examples: 28.15; 28.33 and 28.58.There are also tables of statistics, production orders,and a glossary.
The radical D.I achieved a measure of success when flown by many of the Dual Monarchy's top pilots with some of them becoming aces on the type, mainly flying the Phonix-built version. Dubbed the 'Flying Coffin' at the time,the fighter had something of a poor reputation and accidents were commonplace. Nevertheless it played an important part in the Eastern Front theatre and Harry has done it proud in his splendid study.