Aircraft Profile Publications?

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  1. B-17engineer

    B-17engineer Active Member

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    Just found this on ebay.... after my dinner of pizza.....:lol:

    AIRCRAFT PROFILE 11 WW2 RAF HANDLEY PAGE HALIFAX BOMBER - eBay (item 390088359179 end time Sep-06-09 18:15:36 PDT)

    Does anyone have one of these and can tell me if it anything useful?

    That's the sellers description:

    "THIS IS A 20-PAGE SOFTBOUND BOOKLET FROM THE PROFILE PUBLICATIONS SERIES PUBLISHED IN THE SIXTIES CONTAINING B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 2-PAGES OF COLOR PROFILES / COLOR THREE VIEW SCALE DRAWINGS CENTERFOLD, TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS, DETAILS OF DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONAL USE. THIS IS A CLASSIC REFERENCE BOOK ON THE SUBJECT AIRCRAFT IT IS NOT A PLASTIC MODEL KIT. IT IS ALSO NOT ONE OF THE ILLEGAL AND POOR QUALITY SCANNED COPIES OF THIS HARD-TO-FIND BOOKLET NOW APPEARING ON EBAY. THIS IS A MINT CONDITION ORIGINAL ISSUE PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND UK BY PROFILE PUBLICATIONS LIMITED. IT DOES NOT HAVE HOLES PUNCHED IN IT."
     
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    I have a whole pile of those booklets. I find them somewhat useful, though can be a bit dated. For $5.00, why not.
     
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    don't bother...........look at the copyright date, I have 1/2 of the LW titles since this was suppose to be the cool and most update and accurate softbound series for it's time. now they are nearly worthless, the profiles are bogus from the word go......the text in many instances is from mythical and false non research information

    save your monies
     
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    That is your problem right there Erich, for they are LW books. Any book on the LW from that era are mostly garbage.
     
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    like I said there is so much to choose from now in the way of aviation works the profile pubs are a throw away
     
  7. B-17engineer

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    Oh which ones are good then?
     
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    #8 Timppa, Sep 6, 2009
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    I have a few of those, written by Shacklady, Mason etc.
    You should ignore the sweeping statements from Erich.
    Edit: the subject was Halifax, not a LW plane.
     
  9. Erich

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    fraind not man I have several BC a/c bogus profiles..............ignore sweeeping statements sorry you can do better than that. I go back to the date of the work they need massive updating or just plain be ignored

    there is more bang for your buck these fine days
     
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    Yes. They are good. Not the best, but very good :)
    In their publications is a lot good photographs and drawings.
     
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    So would it be better for modeling?
     
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    I would handle AJ press/Kagero over profiles pubs any day but even then there is some concern, will everyone get the profiels exactly down correctly would be the question......only if indeed they are a profile aviation artist of note and long years, plus most importantly a dedicated historian. I can only think of a very few. Jerry Crandall and Tom Tullis come to mind firstly, though Clave here on the stie has got some very nice materials on his site just as profiles
     
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    Okay thanks !
     
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