For quite a few years, Simon Parry and Mark Postlethwaite have been building up a huge library of original WWII aviation photos, partly as a hobby but mainly to help provide photos for the books that they publish. With over 30,000 now in the collection, they realised that they had more than enough to produce a series of photo books on individual aircraft types and sub-types. They set out to make the series as ideally suited to modellers and artists as possible, so large photos, using A4 landscape format, and minimal text except for extended captions. Effectively their aim is to produce a 21st Century version of the Profile Publications series of books from the 1960s, using the latest technology to reproduce their wartime photos to the highest standard possible.
This series is unique in that it will be able to provide large format ORIGINAL photos up to full A4 landscape format width, which is at least 50% larger than any standard book can deliver. Combined with the specialist knowledge of a team of historians and contributors, each book should provide unbeatable and accurate references for any modelling or painting project.
"We chose the Hurricane MkI for the third book to compliment the hugely popular Spitfire MkI that we published recently. This book follows the Spitfire book's format taking a roughly chronological look at the first few years of the Hurricane in RAF service. It is limited to Hurricane MkIs in RAF service in NW Europe and covers pre-war, The Munich Crisis, The Phoney War, The Battle of France and of course the Battle of Britain. Because of the sheer amount of material we had, we went to 88 pages with this one."