The Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, Real to Replica Blue Series by Phoenix Publications.
The book is a paper back, has 96 pages and is full of great photos of the Hawkeye. The history of the E-2 Hawkeye is quite extensively covered from the original idea to the variants that have been built, to today’s serving aircraft. Included in the book is a section devoted to the international service of the Hawkeye and a detailed walkaround as highlights of the book.
The last section of the book covers building the Kenetic E-2C 1/48 scale model and shows three different nationality versions, the United States, French and Mexican Navy builds.
This is my kind of book, filled with lots of glossy colored images of the airplane and not a whole lot of writing. All the photos are high quality and a joy to look at. I recommend anyone who is wishing to build a model of the Hawkeye consider buying this book.
The book is divided into 10 sections
- Hawkeye Origins
- E-1 Tracer and the E-2A
- Greater Capacity
- The E-2C/D Hawkeye
- Export Hawkeyes
- The E-2 in International Service
- The C-2 Greyhound
- On board Delivery A Derivative of the E-2
- Color Slide Profiles
- Nations with the E-2 in Service
- Walk Around
- E-2 From VAW-124, US Navy
- E-2 From the French Aeronavale
- Appendix 1 Hawkeye Gallery
- Squadrons and Gallery
- Appendix 2 E-2 Hawkeye
- General Specifications
- E-2 Hawkeyes on Display
- Shows locations to see the airplane
- Modelling The Hawkeye
- E-2C by Kinetic 1/48 scale
For me this book was very interesting. Unfortunately, I built two models of the Hawkeye before I saw this book. I am thinking that having seen this book I may be building another model Hawkeye shortly. I want to thank Phoenix Scale Publications and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to look at and review the book.