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88. Ansaldo A.I Balilla


Highly detailed coverage of the popular Italian WWI and post war Ballila fighter by Gregory Alegi with 109 rare photos and three view drawings.Includes three rear cover colour profiles- the ultimate modelling reference! for builders of 1:48 Techmod and 1:32 scale Aviattic kits! DATAFILE No.88 remains one of our most popular WWI fighter monographs and stocks are now heavily depleted...

OUR fourth Italian DATAFILE by noted historian Gregory Alegi covers the diminutive Ansaldo A.1 fighter biplane with its characteristic 'pinched-in' fuselage. The little Ballila enjoyed not only notable service in in its native country but also with Polish,Latvian,Russian and Mexican air forces,.Colourful examples from three of these countries can be found on this book's outer covers and yet again cover artist Danilo Renzulli excels.With over 100 rare archive images,detailed colours and markings notes and profiles with 1:48 and 1:72 scale plans by Ian Stair,this is another top reference package no modeller can afford to be without. In particular those building the 2024-released 1:48 scale kit from Techmod or the earlier 1:32 mixed medium kit from Aviattic ,will find Gregory's book an essential purchase. (Includes plenty of detail close-ups and a colour photo of genuine preserved uppersurface  camouflage.)

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