Recently I have received in my hands the Profile book No 8. What a wonderful profiles they are. I found the Italian and Japanese camouflage plus markings as well the different Axis air forces profiles very interesting. Funny, but every latest release looks that it must be the top-ceiling of Claes skills. How very wrong could I be as he somehow surprise us all with this, his latest book, with even higher standards. I hope that before the year's end we would see another book release. Best regards.
I have to express my admiration - you have succeeded again. Your profiles are amazing, but we have been spoiled by the past. The setting up of states that participated in the axis powers was very informative and good - did not know that so many countries contributed to their effort. And the pages that showed the comparison of the various plans are the superb - I think that so many, like me, are surprised. Did not know that the IAR Vanator 80B was such a large airplane. It's a good blend of profiles, and your profile texts raises the level of the entire book. It gives a day-to-day picture, describing how the aircraft appeared on a special occasion or a special day and what happened to the pilot or its unit. Very good that you brought so many Japanese profiles, as I understand that there is very hard to find publications and stories about these types and their pilots. Many thanks for a wonderful book.
The book has arrived, and now I'm starting to read. At first sight...marvelous. I particularly like the small details, the weathering, etc. Your interpratation of camouflages accurate and extremely lifelike. The worn look of the Japanese aircrafts simply amazing! You are really a Master of art. Thank you again, and best wishes,
Had a look at your new book and I really enjoy to see that your skills improved with every new publication.The fine details and the shade of colours are excellent. Also the selection of aircrafts is interesting and thesubtitles includes many good researched information. It's a pleasure to leaf through this new example like their predecessor. Looking forward to your next example. Best regards
The book Axis fighter aircraft - Profile
book no. 8 have arrived (in perfect condition).
Jonas NP Lindström/Sweden
Yes, Claes did it again. Kudos Claes. The new book about Axis aircraft is really a jewel for the Aviation fans. Every profile is superb (I have to say that as always) and several Air Forces are treated. I really enjoy when look at the few known Spanish or ROA planes, but Italian, Japanese, Finnish, etc, look like they are ready for take off. Every fan of the Air war in WW2 would enjoy with every profile and the very very very complete history about each plane. Thanks for your work
This is an excellent addition to my collection. As in all Claes previous books, this one is well researched, and contains beautifully drawn profiles of the highest accuracy and detail. The book is printed on high quality paper which adds to the overall presentation. I consider myself a bit of an expert having researched aircraft of World War 2 for 35 years, Claes books are among the most prized in my library. I look forward to each publication, which I have no hesitation in ordering as soon as it is possible to do so.