Valiant Wings Publishing is pleased to announce that our next title in the well-established Airframe & Miniature series will be Airframe & Miniature No 20 covering the Avro Lancaster in wartime service. The sheer weight of material available on the type means that we can only do it justice by producing the title in two volumes. The first to be published will be AM20: The Avro Lancaster (including the Manchester) Part 1 - Wartime Service - A Complete Guide to the RAF's Legendary Heavy Bomber by Richard A. Franks. This covers the Avro Manchester and Lancaster B Mks I, II, III & VI in RAF (inc. RCAF/RAAF) service

The Avro Lancaster Part 2 will cover postwar variants, use by foreign air forces, civilian types, both
Lancaster and Lancastrian, and trials and test-bed machines. This volume will published later this year. Full details of its contents will be announced in due course.
The Lancaster has been a popular aircraft type with modellers and has recently been the subject of
several new toolings in all scales, especially in 1/32nd and 1/48th. Our latest book will go some way towards unpicking the different variants and detail differences that apply to the type. It will contain at least 272 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and RAF Bomber Command enthusiast should be without.

They each contain:
 60+ pages of technical information
 60+ pages of walk-around images and technical diagrams
 8+ pages of camouflage and markings
 25+ pages of model builds and modelling information
 200+ photographs including wartime images
 Colour side views and four-views by Richard J. Caruana
 3D isometric views of all variants by Juraj Jankovic
 Specially commissioned extensive full kit builds by Steve A. Evans
 Specially commissioned front cover artwork by Jerry Boucher
 Bonus set of scale plans

ISBN: 978-1-912932-17-7. RRP will only be 28.95 per copy plus postage and packing. Pre-orders
can be made via the Valiant Wings website,
, by phone on 07305 062637
(+44 7305 062637 if calling from outside the UK)