Kagero | Albatros D.I-D.Va

Reviewed by Kevin Williams

Publisher: Kagero
Author: Tomasz Kowalski
Publishing date: 2010
ISBN: 978-83-61220-73-2
Number 5 in the Legends of Aviation series

This is the fifth volume in the "Legends of Aviation" series from Kagero, wherein they take a look at iconic aircraft of WWI, with several fighter families covered so far and this particular title obviously covering the fighter aircraft of the Albatros Werke GmbH.

With the relative paucity of WWI aviation references in general, any book is welcome in my library, as long as it lives up to a certain minimum standard, and this series certainly does that. Covered are the Albatros fighters from the D.I through the D.Va.

Typical Quality to be Found Throughout

As can be seen above, there are also some nice drawings included that illustrate not only specific schemes, but various airframe details as well.

Book Rear Cover

To me, the high point of these volumes, in general, is a tossup between the great photographs, and the splendid decal sheets (where applicable), the latter being selections of specific airframes depicted within the books themselves. This particular volume does not contain decals, though earlier volumes (One through Four specifically), do have them included.

For me to loudly proclaim that these books are a desirable addition to the aviation library, is nothing more than an honest appraisal of what I feel is the good value these books bring to the table, with or without decals.

Even if you have just a passing interest in the Albatros fighters, or WWI aviation in general, you can’t go wrong with the purchase of this book. You may even just become a fan.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this book as a 10, no question about it. At roughly 70 pages, a fair amount of data is packed into this somewhat diminutive book.

Other references of possible interest

Albatros Productions: Albatros D.III

Albatros Productions: Albatros D.I/D.II

© Kevin Williams 2016

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This review was published on Friday, March 18 2016; Last modified on Friday, March 03 2017