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North American OV-10 Bronco

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Book Author(s): By Mike Verier
Company: Guideline Publications

This is number 140 in the now very familiar Warpaint series from Guideline and covers the NA OV-10 Bronco. This volume has 104 pages with over 20 pages of color profiles and 250 B&W and color images.

The OV-10 has a long and distinguished history be it as a warplane or firefighter. The book is broken down into six sections. Section one discusses the beginnings of Counter Insurgence… more

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Legends of Warfare F8F Bearcat

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Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: David Doyle Books

David Doyle is well known to historians and modelers alike, with over 200 books to his credit. His Legends of Warfare series covers many of the important machines used in warfare. This latest volume is for the Grumman F8F Bearcat. The F8F was the last and ultimate of the Grumman propeller driven fighters. Too late for combat in WWII and with the dawn and superiority in speed of the jet, the… more

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Russian Bombers

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Book Author(s): David Baker
Company: Tempest Books

Just as when one thinks of American bombers the iconic B-52 comes to mind, when thinking of Russian bombers, the same can be said for the Tu-95 Bear. The Allies had done much to prove the success of and need for long range strategic bombers in their defeat of the Nazis and Japan. The Russians (then Soviets) like many countries, had not developed much in the way of long-range bombers prior to… more

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Scale Aircraft Modelling Magazine Vol. 45 #6 August 2023

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Company: Guideline Publications

"Scale Aircraft Modelling", or SAM as it is affectionately known, is well known to aircraft modelers around the world. I had not seen a copy since our local Barnes and Noble closed. The magazine has really done well under Gary Hatcher’s leadership. This issue is packed full of useful information and interesting articles. Aside from the usual sections of new kits, accessories and books coming… more

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P-47 Razorbacks of 8th AF Colours

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Book Author(s): Artur Juszczak
Company: Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books

This book presents 104 color profiles of 8th Air Force P-47 B, C and D razorbacks. Profiles contain aircraft of the 4th, 56th, 78th, 352nd. 353rd, 355th, 359th, 361st, 495th fighter groups and 5th Rescue squadron are all within these pages. All are beautifully reproduced in color with many great schemes to be modeled. This is a great companion for building the new Dora Wings P-47B/C kit that… more

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The Fairey Barracuda: A Detailed Guide to the FAA’s First Torpedo Bomber, Airframe Album #19:

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Book Author(s): Richard Franks
Company: Valiant Wings Publishing

The Fairey Barracuda will never win any aircraft beauty contests, but it proved to be a capable and long serving aircraft. Serving the British, it’s commonwealth, and a couple of foreign countries as well. The aircraft served until the early 1950s with some still existing into the early 1960s. Today, no intact example exists, but the Fleet Air Arm Museum is working to restore/build one out of… more

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

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Book Author(s): Ben Skipper
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

This is number 29 in the FlightCraft series and covers the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. This is the first of this series of books I have had the pleasure to see and review. The book is broken down into 8 sections with the first 45 pages of the book dealing with the real aircraft. These pages cover the design and development, the aircraft in detail. The aircraft in service, variants including the… more

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Pacific Profiles Vol. 9: Allied Fighters: P-38 Series South and Southwest Pacific 1942-1944

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Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould
Company: Avonmore Books

This book covers South and Southwest pacific P-38s, broken down by squadron and has 23 chapters. In addition to basic P-38 Markings and unusual Lightnings, the following squadrons are covered: 8th PRS, 17th FS,39th FS, 6th NFS,8th PRS, 12th FS, 17thPRS, 25th PRS, 9th FS,26thPRS, 35thFS, 36th FS, 44th FS, 80th FS, 339th FS, 418th NFS, 419th NFS, 421st NFS, 431st FS, 432nd FS, 433rd FS and the… more

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Grumman F6F Hellcat

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Book Author(s): Zbigniew Kola
Company: Mushroom Model Publications - MMP Books

This is number 27 in MMP’s Spotlight On series and covers the Grumman F6F Hellcat. There is a brief introduction/history of the F6F. Then the book goes right into its purpose, the many beautiful color profiles of Grumman Iron Works stalwart!

Starting with early dash 3 markings in blue gray over light gray with the round US insignia minus the red center. Then moving on to the tri-color… more

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Legends of Warfare P-61 Black Widow

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Book Author(s): David Doyle
Company: David Doyle Books

David Doyle is well known to historians and modelers alike, with over 200 books to his credit. His Legends of Warfare series covers many of the important machines used in warfare. This latest volume is for the Northrup P-61 Black Widow. The P-61 was the first US purpose designed night fighter. Comparison in size to a medium bomber and with its twin-boom design the P-61 was a very distinctive… more