Published on
April 3, 2022
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Chris Goss
Other Publication Information
Soft Cover, 96 pp, over 180 illustrations
Product / Stock #
Historic Military Aircraft Series, Volume 4
Company: Key Publishing Ltd - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Casemate Publishers - Website: Visit Site

This book covers only the Blackburn Buccaneer and the Avro Vulcan. The author was intimately involved with the Buccaneer as a pilot and instructor, so most of the volume concerns this aircraft. In fact, he states that he spent most of his career avoiding the Vulcan so is not really the man to write about that aircraft. It is not really a reference book as no background, historical or technical information is supplied in the text, and the only text besides that on the five pages of the Foreward, Introduction and Appendix consists of the captions of the numerous photos, which are the real heart of this short work. Many of the Buccaneer photos are from the author’s collection and it is obvious that this volume is an homage to that aircraft, with the Vulcan taking rather a back seat. The photos, and there are many, many of them, are of value to the modeler for the different markings shown rather than detail shots of landing gear, ejector seats and such which some may be looking for. Most of the photos are in color.

In sum, this is a nice picture book about the Buccaneer and Vulcan with heavy emphasis on the Buccaneer.

I want to thank Casemate Publishers for providing the review copy of this book and IPMS/USA for the chance to review it.


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