Mark Peacock has sent word that Valiant Wings are publishing a second edition of their detailed study of the Westland Whirlwind to accompany Special Hobby's spectacular 1:32 kit. I've been referring to the original edition while building the kit and have found it to be an excellent source of details, so this revised edition will be very welcome for all fans of the aircraft.

Airframe Album No 4 is coming back!

I am delighted to announce the second edition of our fourth title in the Airframe Album series from Valiant Wings Publishing. This series of books offers everything that modern modellers want when they are tackling a specific subject and includes:

• Period diagrams

• Data from flight manuals

• Data from spare parts catalogues

• Walkaround images of preserved examples

• Fully detailed 3D isometric views of prototype and production machines 

• Full colour profiles and concise camouflage and marking notes

Airframe Album No 4 - The Westland Whirlwind- A Detailed Guide to The RAF’s Twin-engine Fighter by Richard A. Franks (Second Edition)

This second edition is perfectly timed for the release of the new 1/32 scale Special Hobby kit

Contents will include all the elements listed plus:

• A wealth of historical and modern photographs 

• Detailed study of the structure, equipment and armament used

• Isometric views by Wojciech Sankowski of all prototype and production airframes

• Colour profiles and camouflage detail by Richard J. Caruana

• 96 pages in total

• Updated lists of all Whirlwind  kits, accessories and decals produced in all scales

• Specially commissioned build of the new  Special Hobby Hobby (1/32) kit by Steve Evans

• Bonus one-off of 1/48 scale plans as part of the text pages

Airframe Album No 4  - The Westland Whirlwind - A Detailed Guide to The RAF’s Twin-engine Fighter by Richard A. Franks will retail at only £19.95 per copy + postage and packing, and will be available from all good hobby stores, and specialist bookshops. Publication is scheduled for Early August. ISBN is 978-1-912932-22-1

Pre-orders can be made via the Valiant Wings website,, by ‘phone on 01234 273434 (+44 1234 273434 if calling from outside the UK) or by writing to:

Valiant Wings Publishing

8 West Grove


MK40 4BT


1/ £1.00 off cover price

2/ £2.00 off P&P for all individual pre-ordered copies both UK and worldwide before August 2nd

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