F4F Wildcat in Detail
by Bert Kinzey #8265,
Just off the press is the latest in Bert Kinzey's great lineup of aircraft
monographs - the F4F Wildcat. As with the latest in the "in detail" series,
the book is comprised of 79 pages of color and black & white photographs,
along with color profiles, three-view drawings and scrap details that
chronicle the development and differences in the Grumman Wildcat family.
Among the variants discussed is one that I hadn't seen before - the F4F-3S
Wildcatfish - an F4F on floats! Developed to operate in the Pacific in
areas where airfields were not available, the allied push ensured that
there were adequate land facilities available and the Wildcatfish was
not put into production.
This book is also a must-have for the aviation historian as well as
the modeler seeking quality detail references.
IV, The Panzerkampfwagen IV Medium Tank, 1939-1945
by Kevin Hjermstad
#6081, Squadron/Signal Productions
Squadron/Signal Productions has released the latest in their outstanding
armor reference series, this one covering the Panzer IV series. The book
is comprised of 55 pages of black & white photos, detail scrap drawings,
three-view diagrams, and a brief summary of each variant in the Panzer
IV tank family. It also contains 8 pages of color profiles of each of
the variants as they appeared in various theaters of operation. This title
does not cover the derived variants of the Panzer IV family, such as the
Sturmgeshutz variants, but that would require a book of similar size to
do this area justice.
This book is a must-have for the detail-oriented modeler and the historian
Vosper MTBs in Action
by T Garth Connelly
#4013, Squadron/Signal Productions
latest title in the Warships In Action series features the Vosper MTB.
Within the standard 48 pages it describes the Vosper MTB in black and
white photos, colour illustraions by Don Greer and general arrangement
drawings by Ernesto Cumpian and Richard Hudson. Builders of the Revell
70' Vosper and the Airfix 73' Vosper will appreciate the numerous detail
The text takes us from the earliest CMBs of WW1, to the private venture
MTB 102 - which was the forerunner of all the later Vosper boats, to the
wartime boats. Along the way operational usage of all types is given as
well as a look at the experimental one-off long-hull boat MTB510. However
it is on the wartime boats that the bulk of the narrative concentrates.
For anyone interested in 'small ships', this title is heartedly recommended.