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October 20, 2010

Magazine review: Small Air Forces Observer Vol. 34 #2 (134)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:06 am
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The latest issue of SAFO is in, and like ever issue, I’ve read it from cover to cover.  While its production values are not up to the standards of the latest Society magazines, (i.e. The Journal or RT), its content is fantastic.  Every issue has article covering little known air forces and aviation history.

This issue has part two of an article on the air war between Slovakia and Hungary in March of 1939. Avia B-534 and S-328 vs. CR.32bis.  Who can resist that?  There is also a story about a replica B-339 (export F2A Buffalo) that has just been unveiled in a museum in the Netherlands.  Have you read about that anywhere else?  There is also the second part of an article on T-6s in the Congo in the late 1960s. 

As always, the issue also contains the usual review of the content of magazines of small air force interest and new kits, books and decals that have been recently released.  Some of the items reviewed are items I not seen or read about anywhere else.

I’d love to see this magazine get a technical upgrade like the one the IPMS/USA Journal got a few years back.  However, even in its current, black and white, home produced version, it is still one of the magazines that I look forward to.


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