The Aero Detail series of books is an outstanding series, filled with
great photos and excellent drawings. The only shortcoming is that they
photograph current restored planes, which means that Japanese WW2 subjects
are going to be sorely lacking. Thankfully there are several N1K2-Js around
the world (a total of four, in fact!), making this latest Aero Detail
title a welcome one indeed.
The book is broken down into sections, starting with some general overview
photos of the different museum birds and then falling into the detail
shots. Starting at the front of the plane everything is photographed from
various angles, and where the photos can't show things clearly enough,
drawings accompany them. This duality of photos and drawings give you
the most complete reference possible on the Shiden-Kai and will allow
you to really superdetail a model of this famous Japanese fighter.
If you've never seen an Aero Detail book, you're in for a treat. If
you're familiar with the series, then you know what you'll get in this
title, and if you're at all interested in Japanese fighters, definitely
pick this one up.