Squadron/Signal has released two more titles, one in the 'In Action' and one in the 'Walk Around' series. These are:
H-53 Sea Stallion In Action, By C.M. Reed, ISBN 0-89747-417-1, 49 pages
latest installment covers Sikorsky's largest operational airlifter.
Developed as the Sea Stallion for the US Navy and USMC, the story
begins with the CH-53A. I remember the first time seeing a footage
of a helicopter doing an 'aileron roll', and it was the Sea Stallion!
The USAF soon after adopted their first H-53 version into service,
the HH-53B Super Jolly Green Giant. This title follows the development
and history of this aircraft through the three-engined powerhouse
of the CH-53E and the special operations aircraft, the MH-53J Pave
Low III. One of the many interesting black & white photos shows
an H-53 stuffed inside the cargo compartment of a C-5 Galaxy! As with
all of the 'In Action' series, there are color profiles in the center
of the book that illustrate the colors and markings of the H-53 as
operated by the USN, USMC, USAF, Israel, Germany, and Japan.
Walk Around F-105 Thunderchief, By Ken Neubeck, ISBN 0-89747-418-X, 79 pages
title is a very welcome addition to the Walk Around series, loaded
with color and black & white detail photos of the F-105B, F-105D,
F-105F and F-105G versions of the Thunderchief. Three-view line drawings
are included for each version as are the performance and dimensional
specifications. Most of the photos have not been published before
(at least I haven't seen many of these before) and there are some
spectacular shots of the rare USAF Thunderbirds F-105B aircraft. With
the re-release of the Monogram 1/48 F-105D kit, the Cobra Company
1/48 'Rolling Thunder' detail set for the F-105D, and Albatros' latest
F-105 decals, this book will be essential to pull all of it together
into a contest winner.
These titles are two more examples from Squadron/Signal Publications' growing line of military aviation historical references. These are a must have for the aviation historian and the modeler alike. My sincere thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for these review samples.