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Review Author
Ed Kinney
Published on
Company
IPMS Canada
MSRP
$17.95

This newly offered Special Product just goes to prove the age old adage “you can never have too much information”.

This 30 page monograph clearly shows the reader everything they ever wanted to know about these weapons and I must admit, it was a most interesting read. It comes in an 8.5x11 format with a stiff cover and contains a plethora of detail information in the form of black and white line drawings and text on several of these weapons.

It is well done and worth having if you have an interest in the subject. You might wish to take advantage of the member price and join IPMS/Canada when you order. Also, please check out the other Special Products on their website. Many thanks to Randy Lutz for the review sample.

Book Author(s)
David Doyle
Review Author
Robert DeMaio
Published on
Company
Squadron Signal Publications
MSRP
$18.95

Since the F4U is one of many of my favorite World War II aircraft, I had to add this one to my collection. I recently purchased one of the latest publications that Squadron Signal did on the F4U Corsair, In Action series number SS1220. Both books complement each other extremely well. The Walk Around series number SS5565 of this aircraft isn’t disappointing in the least bit. It’s perfect for the modeler who wants to detail the Corsair to the utmost. It’s filled with color pictures of every nook and cranny that the photographer can see, eighty pages worth, and no black and white pictures. The only two quarter-page illustrations found are of the three canopy designs and two cowling designs that the Corsair went through.

Book Author(s)
Gerard Paloque
Review Author
Michael Novosad
Published on
Company
Histoire and Collections
MSRP
$24.95

Format

This publication is offered in an 8” by 9 ½” size soft cover, with full color images on almost all pages, with a few black-and-white images interspersed. All of the images are of fine, clear quality. There are 84 pages in all, each filled with informational narrative or images of the Crusader. The text has been translated from French which has resulted In a few interesting misspellings.

Review Author
Ed Kinney
Published on
Company
Air Modeller
MSRP
$14.95

Recommendation – Most High

And yet another issue (Aug/Sept 2011) is here and, as it states at the top of their cover page, “Showcasing the very best in Scale Aircraft Modeling”. In my opinion, this is most likely the finest collection of some of the finest models built by some of the finest modelers…oh well, I’m sure you’re getting the picture by now.

This issues’ cover sports the Academy 1/72nd French Navy F-8 Crusader by Francois Regis-Binder, and to say that it’s spectacular just doesn’t get it! In addition to the article, there are several pages of 1:1 Crusader detail photos that will be a welcome addition to your research stash. Also in this issue are the following:

Book Author(s)
Peter E. Davies & Dave Menard
Review Author
Ed Kinney
Published on
Company
Osprey Publishing
MSRP
$22.95

All new from Osprey comes number 89 in their Combat Aircraft Series, authored jointly by Peter E. Davies and well known “Hun” expert Dave Menard. As in the past, this book comes in soft cover with 96 pages, including a plethora of color photos, black and white shots and several pages that include 27 profiles in full color of a collection of F-100s. In all, very nicely presented.



The text begins with “Hun” development, goes on to describe the aircraft as a warhorse, and continues with mission identification. It also covers not only the Wild Weasel Huns but also the Misty FACs as well. I found this to be a most interesting read and a welcome addition to my aviation library. Many thanks to Sara Batkie for the review sample. For more information, contact her by phone at 718-433-4402 or email sara.batkie@ospreypublishing.com.