Book Author(s)
Scott Cuong Tran & Nick Tran
Review Author
Orlando Reyes
Published on
October 17, 2022
Company
Key Publishing Ltd
MSRP
$29.95

The book contains seven chapters with an introduction, epilogue and end notes. In the introduction you are exposed to the reasons of the Red Flag from its inception in 1975. The photos in the book are those taken between 2018 & 2020. The next section of the introduction provides the reader with the best location for the pictures. All the pictures provided in the book are in color and are of excellent quality. Red Flag operations are located at Nellis Air Force Base. Chapter One deals with the support aircrafts used by The Red Flag organization. The support aircraft includes the EC-130H; Boeing E-3B Sentry; the KC-135 Stratotanker and the HH-60G Pave Hawk. Some of these aircraft are not stationed at Nellis Air Force and they come from all over the states. The second chapter takes you into "strategic Interdiction." This chapter deals mostly with the use of US bombers such as the B-52 and B-1 and gives us a sample of their use in interdiction operations.

Book Author(s)
David Doyle
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
October 17, 2022
Company
Schiffer Publishing
MSRP
$24.99

David Doyle's book on the USS Intrepid [CV-11/CVA-11/CVS-11] is one of the latest entries in the 'Legends of Warfare' series with entries in Ground, Naval, and Aviation. The Legends of Warfare series has expanded rapidly since its 2017 debut in the market with now over 100 titles released. This hard cover series covers a wide variety of monographs at a good price point.

Review Author
Paul R. Brown
Published on
October 17, 2022
Company
Squadron Products
Scale
n/a
MSRP
$10.95

This set includes 5 medium (280) grit sanding sticks. To help those of us who are visually oriented, the sanding sticks are a nice orange color, which will help distinguish them from Squadron’s other sanding sticks quickly as each grit is a different. The sanding sticks have a nice thick piece of styrene in the center of each stick to give them some rigidity, which I found useful when sanding larger flat seams such as the wing seam on my original issue Airfix Vulcan.

The box advises you that the sanding sticks can be cut and shaped to fit specific needs or shapes, however they are not easy to cut due to the styrene piece in the center of the stick. I ended up using large house scissors and a sharp Xacto in order to cut off a part of the sanding stick.

Book Author(s)
David Doyle
Review Author
Frank Landrus
Published on
October 17, 2022
Company
Squadron Signal Publications
MSRP
$19.95

David Doyle’s latest book continues to expand Squadron Signal’s monograph series that initiated back in 1971. This is a completely updated and expanded edition over Squadron’s previous editions, including their 1984 edition, Aircraft In Action SS0035 by Lou Drendel, Squadron’s 2008 Walk Around SS5557 by Ken Neubeck; and Squadron’s 2019 edition Aircraft in Action SS10265 by David Doyle.

Book Author(s)
Sebastian Piechowiak
Review Author
Paul Mahoney
Published on
October 17, 2022
Company
Kagero Publishing
MSRP
$25.95

I have been familiar with the various book series that Kagero has produced over the years – all aimed at the modeler - but this was a new line to me. “Douglas DB-7 A20G Havoc” is Number 2 in the “Club 1/48” series. Number 1 covers the Junkers Ju 88A-4 and is by the same author.

This is a softcover publication, with 45 pages in a nice, high-quality semi-gloss finish and a stiff outer cover. Text is in Polish and English. Printed on the cover is “free masking foil”, which I usually take to mean a masking set for the canopy in Kagero publications. This turns out to be a 1/48 decal. The website says this book includes a decal, so this is as planned. Probably just a translation issue. I appreciate the little ‘extras’ Kagero often includes in their publications and am probably more likely to use the decals than the masking sheet.