F-100 Super Sabre in Detail and Scale (Apple iBooks Digital edition)
For those of us who have been in the game a while, Bert and Rock need no introduction. Detail & Scale has been pumping out great references and books longer than I have been alive (I’m 35 btw). I have a few physical copies of their publications, but this was the first foray in the digital content they provide.
This book was already reviewed in its physical form so I will keep it short, sweet and to the point not stealing anyone else’s thunder or sound repetitive
The book is broken down in the following sequence:
- About the Author’s
- Chapter 1: Super Sabre History
- Chapter 2: Super Sabre Variant’s
- Chapter 3: Foreign Operators
- Chapter 4: Super Sabre Pilots Report
- Chapter 5: The Super Sabre in Southeast Asia
- Chapter 6: Super Sabre Details
- Chapter 7: Modelers Section
Brief Intro into the F-100 Super Sabre
The North American F-100 Super Sabre is an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971, and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979. The first of the Century Series of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight. The F‑100 was designed by North American Aviation as a higher performance follow-on to the F-86 Sabre air superiority fighter.
Adapted as a fighter-bomber, the F-100 was superseded by the high-speed F‑105 Thunderchief for strike missions over North Vietnam. The F‑100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the air force's primary close air support jet until being replaced by the more efficient subsonic LTV A-7 Corsair II. The F‑100 also served in other NATO air forces and with other U.S. allies. In its later life, it was often referred to as the Hun, a shortened version of "one hundred"
The Digital Part
This was a fantastic addition to my digital library. While clearly meant for an iPad it still looked great on my iPhone and I really liked the iBook format. First, ensure you have the iBook app. The Kindle or no other form of reading apps will work with this particular version, (if you need a different version i.e., Kindle, Nook, Android they have those formats available).
The Book is 208 total pages and takes up 159 MB of storage although storage should not be a concern. This was truly a great book and very informative.
Bert and Rock do an amazing job covering the Hun, anything about anything you could think of in regard to all models and variants are covered and have many black & white or colorful pictures, scale diagrams for the corresponding A-F series, and so on.
The model section is an absolute gem, and to be honest very informative. I agree that we could definitely use more modern, accurate, century series kits especially of the F-100. I saw kits in this section I never even heard of or thought existed ….again the attention to detail and effort placed in these publications is outstanding.
I see there are a few more Detail & Scale books available on the iBook store. The finger squeeze/pinch to zoom in helps if you need to see more of the details in a larger form, I would recommend using the iPad or Mac as the preferred device but again an iPhone works just fine.
We live in an age now where people are not getting out more than they used to. Online shopping, work, and even hobbies are becoming the new norm. I have honestly started to downsize my physical book space for more space to have other things… you know more kits we all claim we have no room for. Switching to a digital footprint is an easy way to accomplish that. It’s cheaper on your wallet and the most important thing of all, it allows us to still support our hobby and industry leaders such like Bert and Rock who bring us quality products.
I want to first and foremost send my thanks to IPMS, and Bert & Rock at Detail & Scale, This is my first review item in 2 ½ years due to my military service and what a way to be re-introduced to the review corps again! Thank you everyone!