no.3 of the Profile
& Scale series
details the Lavochkin La-5 family of fighters as never seen before. One
hundred La-5 examples are faithfully documented in full-colour profile.
Moreover, the work contains many pages of original, never
previously published 1:48 scale line drawings of the entire La-5
family. These line drawings
are the culmination of nearly 25 years' dedicated work on the La-5, and
should present the most complete, accurate and
illuminating scale work regarding the aircraft at the present time.
The book presents many production, development and detail facts about the La-5 family, some never before illustrated. A guide is included to explain the curious Gor'ki "Type" naming system, as well as diagrams and text detailing Gor'ki camouflage. The scale drawings and profiles are complimented by more than 45 photographs, some never before published. It is fervently hoped that at long last many hitherto confused or inaccurate details of the La-5 family of fighters will be clarified and rectified.
Many of the colour profiles represent examples which will be familiar to students of the La-5, albeit completed to the utmost standard of accuracy. However, several profiles will doubtless be new even to experienced readers, and it is hoped these will delight both the casual reader and the serious student, equally.
This new Profile & Scale series is designed for the modeller
hobbyist as a graphical resource for the subject aircraft. The books
are divided into two main sections, with the first containing 100
fully rendered colour profiles, each illustrating a
specific historical example in exacting detail. The accompanying
explanatory text and photographs help to clarify any points of interest
This colour artwork is complimented in the following section by dozens of superb scale line drawings which demonstrate the exact shape and dimensions of the machine to a degree never seen previously. These scale drawings cover all of the main variants and developments of the type, including detail views of important modifications and features.
The Profile & Scale series books are a treasure-trove for hobbyist and historian, alike. Those wishing to complete their own modelling project or artwork with the utmost accuracy and historical fidelity will find no better resource with which to do so. "