This is volume four in the Single series. This is a thin book with no text other than photo captions. The book contains very nice 1/72 and 1/48 scale drawings, B&W photos of various details and pages from the manuals showing different systems. There are also three-color photos of cockpit details.
One page that should prove extremely useful to the model builder is the diagram on page 20. Showing which wing areas were natural metal which areas had two coats of filler those with one coat of filler and then sprayed with silver paint and the areas of silver paint only. There is also a beautiful rendition of the instrument panel and an index to its layout. The book concludes with three pages of color drawings of P-51D 44-14292 “Man O War”.
This is a nice inexpensive book showing details, drawings and painting information. It is a good alternative to the more expensive and harder to find Aero Details series and provides the modeler with sufficient information to build a nice, detailed model. It will give you the basics you need on the single aircraft covered without going into the minute details of more lengthy volumes. I can recommend it to anyone building a model of this aircraft and to those that just want the nitty gritty information.
Our thanks to Casemate Publishing for the review copy and my thanks to IPMS/USA for the review opportunity