Every variant of the wildcat is covered, the single example of the f4f-3s wildcatfish floatplane, including the XF4F-2/-3/-4/-5/-6 and -8 prototypes, and the F4F-3/-3A/-4/-7 and FM-1/-2 operational variants. F4f & fm wildcat in detail & scale includes many new photographs, along with over three dozen line drawings, many of which have never been published, artworks and full color aircraft profiles.
The book begins with a comprehensive developmental and operational history of the Wildcat, and follow that with an all-inclusive chapter on the various U. This chapter contains nine sections covering the cockpit, wings, landing gear, fuselage, engine and cowling, armament, external stores, windscreen and canopy, and tail details.
F4F & FM Wildcat in Detail & Scale Detail & Scale Series Book 7 #ad - S. Both the french g-36a and the british Martlets & Wildcats each have their own chapters which provide wide-ranging coverage of these two programs. A comprehensive chapter on Wildcat Details, long the hallmark of the Detail & Scale brand, follows. Detail & scale published volumes on the Wildcat in 1988 and again in 2000
SBD Dauntless in Detail & Scale Digital Detail & Scale Series Book 5Detail & Scale #ad - It begins with a look at the developmental history of the dauntless, from its beginning as a Northrop design taken over by the Douglas Aircraft Company through its full operational life, including the pivotal role the Dauntless played in the defeat of the Japanese carrier force at the decisive Battle of Midway.
Each variant of the dauntless is covered in its own section, including the six main variants of the SBD and the A-24 Banshee version used by the United States Army Air Forces. The digital detail & scale series continues with the newest title, covering the development, SBD Dauntless in Detail & Scale, history, and details of one of the few U.
SBD Dauntless in Detail & Scale Digital Detail & Scale Series Book 5 #ad - S. The aircraft details chapter, wings, engine, landing gear, tail, covers the cockpit, and contains more than 140 photos, fuselage, long the hallmark of the Detail & Scale Series, and offensive and defensive armament, canopy, mostly in color, that illustrate every aspect of this important aircraft. Another chapter covers the evolution of the colors and markings used by the Dauntless family of aircraft, from the colorful pre-war “yellow wings” scheme through the tri-color scheme worn by the aircraft until the end of the war.
Sbd dauntless in detail & scale continues the series focus on specific aircraft details, including cockpit, landing gear, fuselage, canopy, wings, engine and armament, but it includes so much more. Combat aircraft to serve throughout World War II, from the attack on Pearl Harbor until VJ Day. Finally, as with all books in the detail & Scale Series, a detailed look at all of the scale model kits that have been released of the Dauntless is presented.
Sbd dauntless in detail & scale features 180 pages, color detail drawings, over 220 photos more than 170 in color, and 17 full color aircraft profiles which accurately depict the Dauntless in a variety of colorful schemes throughout World War II.
U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War IIDetail & Scale #ad - For those with significant histories, each variant of the aircraft is described and illustrated. Navy and marine carrier-based aircraft of World War II is a unique look at a fascinating period of American naval aviation history. The most famous of these are the f2a Buffalo, F4U Corsair, F4F Wildcat, and F6F Hellcat.
S. The latest book from detail & scale is a unique look at all of the American carrier-based fighters, scout/dive bombers, and torpedo bombers of World War II. Also included are those aircraft that were flying operationally as the war came to an end, such as the F7F Tigercat, F8F Bearcat, and the FR-1 Fireball, although none of these arrived in theater in time to see combat.
Other named aircraft in the chapter are the buccaneer, sea Wolf, while the designation-only aircraft include the Brewster XSBA-1 and SBN-1, and the Destroyer, and the Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK-1. Each aircraft section includes photographs and a history of the aircraft. Details of navy markings over the same timespan are also provided and are profusely illustrated with artwork.
U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War II #ad - U. Finally, this chapter covers those aircraft that were not pursued for a variety of reasons after the prototype flew. The book features 271 pages, with over 280 photographs more than 60 in color and 31 full color aircraft profiles and over 60 markings illustrations. The first provides maps and a brief history of naval combat in the Pacific Theater in World War II.
Jet Fighters of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps: Part 1: The First Ten YearsDetail & Scale #ad - In addition to the general photographs that illustrate the different variants of the aircraft, detail photos that show cockpit interiors and other details are included. All seven of these fighters were straight-wing designs that followed the hallmarks of fighter aviation in the propeller age. Navy and marine corps, part 1: the first ten years features 230 pages, 117 of which are in color, 223 high resolution photographs, and 16 full color profiles.
S. Navy and marine corps, part 1: the first Ten Years covers the first ten years of American naval jet fighter aviation in a way that no previous work ever has. Navy and marine carrier-based aircraft of world war ii, which covered the fourteen fighters and eleven dive and torpedo bombers of the United States that were either operational or reached the flying prototype state during the Second World War.
Jet fighters of the U. The book is profusely illustrated with photographs and artwork. Also covered by the books is the history of how American aircraft carriers evolved from the ESSEX class ships that won World War II with propeller-driven aircraft to the mighty supercarriers of today. In this first book, Jet Fighters of the U.
Jet Fighters of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps: Part 1: The First Ten Years #ad - It was with the second generation of jet fighters that the first steps in improved aeronautical design moved the Navy into an area where significant performance improvements were realized, though problems with engine and weapons development continued provide challenges to establishing naval jet aviation on par with land based fighters.
The second generation fighters covered by the book include the vought f7u cutlass, douglas f4d skyray, convair XF2Y-1 & YF2Y-1 Sea Dart, Grumman F9F Cougar, McDonnell F3H Demon, Grumman XF-10F Jaguar, American FJ-2/3/4 Fury, and the Grumman F11F Tiger.
F-8 & RF-8 Crusader in Detail & Scale Detail & Scale SeriesDetail & Scale #ad - A comprehensive table lists all of the f-8 carrier deployments carried out by the Navy fighter squadrons as well as the Marine squadrons that flew out of Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam. The standard modeling scales of 1/144th, 1/48th, 1/72nd, and 1/32nd are treated as separate sections and the available models in are reviewed.
F-8 & rf-8 crusader in detail & scale is an extensively detailed look at the F-8 Crusader, with more color photos of this iconic Navy fighter than any other book ever published. Complete coverage of almost every square inch of the various variants of the Crusader is provided through 141 high resolution photographs and illustrations 127 in full color.
The chapter concludes with color photographs and full color profiles of all nineteen F-8s responsible for the confirmed destruction of MiGs in air combat. A comprehensive chapter on Crusader Details, long the hallmark of the Detail & Scale brand, follows. This new work, more photos, mostly in color, brings our original work forward 31 years, enriched with much new content, F-8 & RF-8 Crusader in Detail & Scale, and the addition of dozens of illustrations and full color profiles.
F-8 & RF-8 Crusader in Detail & Scale Detail & Scale Series #ad - This print edition features 265 pages, 290 high resolution photographs 261 in color, 26 full color profiles and 19 Illustrations. This is followed by a chapter covering every variant of the Crusader produced for the U. A summary of how the navy and marines used the F-8 and RF-8 in Vietnam is provided, including a listing of every fighter squadron that flew the Crusader in combat.
Navy and marines, from the prototypes, both the original and remanufactured versions of the RF-8 photo reconnaissance variant, all of the F-8A/B/C/D/E variants and their upgraded versions after the remanufacture program, the two-seat TF-8A, and the XF8U-3 prototype, often considered the best aircraft ever cancelled.
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant: Expanded Digital EditionDetail & Scale #ad - Also included is how the americans fought back against the attack with everything they had, and detailed accounts of the response of almost every ship present in Pearl Harbor that day are provided. The american aircraft that rose in response to the attack are covered and the exploits of some of the pilots involved are given.
Chapters follow that summarize U. Losses, with photographs and information on every ship included on the navy’s official damage report, Japanese losses and mistakes, damage and recovery, and a summary of the resulting wrath of the “Awakened Giant” showing how almost every Japanese ship that participated in the attack had been destroyed or damaged beyond repair less than four years later.
Attack on pearl harbor, japan awakens a Sleeping Giant is the most detailed and profusely illustrated book on the Japanese attack ever published. With over 440 photographs, 12 maps and 58 illustrations created specifically for this publication, it stands as the singularly distinctive book on the Day of Infamy.
Attack on Pearl Harbor: Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant: Expanded Digital Edition #ad - In 2010, japan awakens a sleeping giant at the request of the uss ARIZONA Memorial Foundation, Detail & Scale published the original Attack on Pearl Harbor, now a part of Pacific Historic Parks. The goal was to produce a reasonably priced book that covered the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in as much detail as possible while limiting the book to a size that could be sold at less than $20 in the Pearl Harbor Museum bookstore.
That book proved to be very popular and is now out of print. In researching that book, a significant amount of materials were collected that could not be included because of the limitations of the printing process.
F9F Cougar in Detail & Scale -- Revised Edition Detail & Scale Series Book 2Detail & Scale #ad - While our digital books proved to be very popular, many customers longed for the traditional print book format, and in late 2017 we began to convert our digital books to a print-on-demand format. It then covers the ultimate f9f-8 variant in its fighter, and F9F-8P photo-reconnaissance versions, attack, as well as the two-seat F9F-8T.
After nearly a ten-year break, detail & scale series, the colors & Scale returned to the publishing scene in late 2013 and since that time has published a dozen new or updated books in the Detail & Markings Series, as well as several stand-alone volumes. It will eventually be followed by a second book, which will cover all of the paint schemes used on the Cougar and will look at all of the Navy and Marine fighter, attack, Colors & Markings of the F9F Cougar, test & evaluation, and the Blue Angels precision flight demonstration team, photo reconnaissance, utility, miscellaneous squadrons, Reserve, fleet air service, that flew the Cougar.
F9F Cougar in Detail & Scale -- Revised Edition Detail & Scale Series Book 2 #ad - Navy aircraft carriers. That book was just too large because it was basically a combination of the content we usually published in both our Detail & Scale and Colors & Markings Series. So, in 2018 we pulled that book from our bookshelf and began the process of republishing it as two books, one in each series.
In combination, these two books will be the most comprehensive and detailed look ever published on this iconic aircraft from the Grumman Ironworks. F9f cougar in detail & scale – revised edition continues the Detail & Scale Series focus on specific aircraft details, fuselage, landing gear, wings, including cockpit, engine and armament, but it includes so much more.
This aircraft, filled a training role with the navy until the mid-1970s, subsequently designated as the TF-9J, and was the only version of the Cougar to see combat when the Marines used the aircraft in the Fast FAC role in Vietnam.
Hellcat vs Shiden/Shiden-Kai: Pacific Theater 1944-45 Duel Book 91Osprey Publishing #ad - However, starting in october they faced the superb kawanishi N1K1/2 Shiden/Shiden-Kai, a formidable fighter with improved armament, a powerful engine and excellent manoeuvrability that in contrast to earlier Japanese fighters had the ability to withstand a greater degree of battle damage. Japanese pilots using this aircraft would claim more than 170 aerial victories over Kyushu and whilst escorting Kamikazes attacking Allied ships off Okinawa.
Us navy hellcat pilots in turn were credited with many of the scores of Shiden-Kais that were downed attempting to defend Japan. This fully illustrated book compares these two fascinating aircraft, using specially commissioned artwork, first-hand accounts and a thorough technical analysis. By the early months of 1944 in the pacific, the us navy's burgeoning force of carrier-based F6F-3/5 Hellcats had pretty much wiped the skies clear of Japanese fighters during a series of one-sided aerial engagements.
F2H Banshee in Detail & Scale Part 1: Prototypes Through F2H-2 Variants Detail & Scale Series Book 3Detail & Scale #ad - Navy and Marine Corps. Over the past 35 years, detail & scale has published six monographs, 69 full sized volumes, and now a total of four digital publication titles in the well-respected Detail & Scale Series and one in the Colors & Markings Series. The banshee advanced the design concept and would distinguish itself as only the second Navy jet aircraft to enter combat in Korea following the Grumman F9F Panther.
Each variant of the early banshee is covered in its own section, the f2h-2n night fighter, including the XF2H-1 prototypes, and its derivatives, the interim F2H-1 fighter, the definitive early variant in the F2H-2, the nuclear-capable F2H-2B, and the F2H-2P photo-recon version. S. Finally, as with all books in the detail & Scale Series, a detailed look at all of the scale model kits that have been released of the early Banshee variants is presented.
F2h banshee in detail & scale, color detail drawings, part 1: prototypes through f2h-2 variants features 289 pages, 330 photos more than 170 in color, and 15 full color aircraft profiles which accurately depict the Banshee in a variety of schemes as it was flown by Navy and Marine squadrons early in the jet fighter era.
The aircraft details chapter, windscreen & external stores, engine, landing gear, long the hallmark of the Detail & canopy, pylons & Scale Series, mostly in color, provides detailed coverage of the cockpit, and tail of the aircraft and contains more than 120 photos, fuselage, wings, internal armament, that illustrate every aspect of the F2H.
F2H Banshee in Detail & Scale Part 1: Prototypes Through F2H-2 Variants Detail & Scale Series Book 3 #ad - Another chapter covers the three official paint schemes worn by the early Banshees, to the Light Gull Gray over white, from the Gloss Sea Blue standard, to the overall white scheme worn by some aircraft near the end of their service. It begins with a look at the developmental history of the Banshee, which started as an outgrowth of the McDonnell FH-1 Phantom, the first all-jet fighter to enter squadron use in the Navy.
F2h banshee in detail & scale, part 1 continues the series focus on specific details of every aspect of this historic aircraft, but it includes so much more.
A6M Zero-sen Aces 1940-42 Aircraft of the Aces Book 137Osprey Publishing #ad - The mitsubishi a6M Zero-sen was Japan's Spitfire. At the time of its operational debut the fighter's design features offered the revolutionary combination of an all-round vision canopy, cannon armament and a jettisonable drop tank giving it phenomenal range. This volume covers the use of the a6m2 variant from its debut in China to the Solomons Campaign, and also tells the story of the A6M2-N "Rufe" floatplane fighter aces.
It was also the mount of a plethora of successful and flamboyant naval aces engaged in both sea and land campaigns. Together with the flying and tactical proficiency of superbly trained pilots, this made the Zero-sen a true strategic fighter, spearheading Japan's offensive in the Pacific. In continuous development and operational service from the time of the Sino-Japanese war in 1940 to the end of the Pacific War in 1945, it is held in almost mythical awe, similar to Britain's legendary fighter aircraft.
F3H Demon in Detail & Scale Detail & Scale Series Book 1Detail & Scale #ad - It covers mcdonnell’s Demon, a jet fighter flown by the U. The “f3h demon in detail & scale” continues the well-established and respected Detail & Scale format as the first digital title in this series. Every squadron to fly the demon is covered along with information about their deployments aboard aircraft carriers of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets.
As with all books in the detail & Scale Series, a special section is provided for scale modelers that reviews the model kits available of the Demon. S. There are more than 340 photographs, and of these, more than 140 are photographs of details covering the Demon inside and out. Navy in the 1950s and 1960s, in extensive detail.
F3H Demon in Detail & Scale Detail & Scale Series Book 1 #ad - All of the detail photos are in color, and almost all were taken specifically for this publication. The 340+ photographs are supplemented with more than 50 art profiles and illustrations, all of which were created just for this new title in the Detail & Scale Series. For more than thirty-five years, the Detail & Scale Series of aviation publications was considered one of the best references on military aircraft available.
Focusing on the physical details of the aircraft, and more, avionics and electronics, landing gear, engines, armament, such as cockpits, each of the sixty-nine titles in the series provided the most detailed look at a wide variety of aircraft dating from World War II to the present.