|Mushroom Models Publications|
|$62.00 from www.casematepublishing.com|
312 pages, hardbound, color profiles and photos, 8.25x11.5 inches
MMP Books seems to be on a campaign to provide camouflage and markings enthusiasts with a nice line of quality books, and this adds to their growing list. The first thing I should mention is that this really is not strictly a camouflage and markings book, though that area is covered. It is actually a presentation of the various aircraft that participated in that campaign.
This volume concentrates on USAF combat types. Each aircraft in the book is provided with a brief introductory history, then on its operations in Vietnam. There follows a paragraph on the camouflage scheme(s) carried by the aircraft and then a chart providing information on the units that participated in the conflict on that particular aircraft. Each section closes with superbly done profiles based on photos of the actual aircraft. Some entries also have a three-view of the aircraft.
The types that are cover are listed in operational order as much as anything else. It starts with the F-100 then continues with fighters such as the RF-101C, F-102, F-104, F-105, F-4, F-5 and F-111. Next are attack aircraft and this means the A-1, A-7, and A-37. The last grouping are bombers and in this we find the B-52, B-57, and B-66. There are lots of full color photos in the book, all from the USAF archives. For those who are a bit more salty, there is a USN/USMC volume in the works and I expect it will be in the same format.
This is all put together in what is an outstanding reference and inspiration for the modeler. Like other books in this series, I can easily provide my highest recommendation.
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