S u m m a r y
||uncovering the ROCKWELL B-1B
||Soft cover, 84 pages
19.75 Euros from Daco’s Website
one stop shop reference on the B-1B for a modeller.
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Hot on the heels of Osprey’s
B-1B Lancer Units in Combat comes the latest Daco publication in
their excellent “uncovering” series. This volume is the second by
Willy Peeters and covers in fantastic detail the B-1B Lancer. For
those who have other Daco “uncovering” volumes such as the F-16 and
F/A-18 volumes there should be no surprises what you will get here.
In 84 full colour glossy
pages the reader is taken on a complete tour of the B-1B airframe
from nose to tail and into the cockpit and weapons bay. Laid out in
logical sequence the level of coverage of a very sensitive aircraft
type is almost unprecedented. I know that we could never take our
cameras into the cockpit of the B-1s operating with my old unit out
of Amberley, yet here are some close-up shots of the flight station
in all its glory. The action shot of a B-1 about to plug with a
KC-10 taken from the co-pilots perspective has to be seen to be
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
In addition to the airframe
details, Peeters also provides extensive photographic coverage of
the B-1’s warloads, including JDAMS, Mk82 and Mk84 Ballute and slick
and also some bomb bay coverage with AGM-69 SRAMs and Mk61 shapes in
situ. In fact if you are crazy enough to put a full war load into
the bays of a Revell 1/48 B-1, then you need this as your primary
reference. As final bonus a two page walk-around of the MHU-916M
Munitions Handling Trailer is also include in case you want to go
one step further and create a weapons loading diorama.
Overall it is very hard to
fault these comprehensive reference books from Daco. The photographs
are large and clearly printed, accompanied by pertinent captions. If
you are thinking of tackling a 1/48 or 1/72 Bone then clearly this
volume should be your first port of call for reference.
Thanks to Willy Peeters and Daco
for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2006 by Ken Bowes
This Page Created on 20 April, 2006
20 April, 2006