Don't let the title fool you. This is not just paint scheme diagrams. It is the full RotW treatment of the V-2, its two development prototypes (the A3 and A5) and experimental offshoots (e.g. the A4b) with dimensioned data drawings and historical monographs. But since all V-2’s are, well, V-2’s, the only difference between all the rounds flown in development, operationally and in scientific investigation is their paint scheme. At 56 pages this book is nearly twice the size of the other RotW supplements, necessitating the slightly higher price.
Posted by Jim Botaitis on 31st Mar 2021
The information on the A1, A2, A3, and A5 rockets was an unexpected bonus.
Nice summary of the different schemes, including some of the US launches.
Great little book.
Posted by Morgan Girling on 12th Jan 2021
While different modelers research their subjects to differing degrees, one key reference is the visual - the appearance of the subject(s). If one wanted a single compendium of how to paint the V2 family, I can't recommend "The V-2 Modeler's Painting Guide" highly enough. It is well-researched, complete with a short historical background on each of the subjects, ranging from the Peenemunde prototypes through operational schemes and on to the Allies' variations - Project Backfire (UK), the range of White Sands test articles (US), and the Soviet R-1
My only reservation is that it covers most, but not all of the US articles, but a solid 4.5 stars nonetheless
Posted by Frank Crowley on 11th Jan 2021
This is an excellent companion to the book by Murray R. Barber titled "V2 The A4 Rocket".