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Warbird Tech Series No. 24

Convair B-36 'Peacemaker'

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Warbird Tech Series No. 24 - Convair B-36 'Peacemaker'
ISBN: 1580070604
Media: Soft cover; 8" x 11" in portrait format, 104 pages plus covers
Price: USD$16.99 available online from Specialty Press
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Thorough coverage of development, modifications and analysis; packed with good clear images including eight pages of colour photographs; interesting narrative.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Rodger Kelly


Warbird Tech B-36 Peacemaker is available online from Squadron.com

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Warbird Tech Series, Volume 24 has been written by Dennis R Jenkins and covers the Convair B-36 'Peacemaker'. It is a revised edition and has more pages and more colour photographs than the first release.

Aircraft histories can be bland. Fortunately though, the author of this book has the ability to combine the plain facts with anecdotes about the B-36 in a conversational manner that makes for an interesting read.

The book pretty well covers all aspects of the big bomber from the reasons that it was manufactured, through all of the different production versions, and the modifications it underwent including the nuclear powered experiments. The coverage is quite comprehensive and even includes annexes on serial numbers and the restoration of a B-36J at Forth Worth, Texas.

The text is liberally illustrated with sharp, clear black and white photos and includes a chapter covering the colours and markings worn by the B-36 that has eight pages of colour photographs.

The book itself comprises 104 pages printed on glossy paper with cardboard covers.

If you are a modeller who is looking for good clear, sharp reference photos to help with your build-up of the Monogram or Academy kits, or an enthusiast who is just looking to find out about the 'Aluminium Overcast', then Warbird Tech's B-36 'Peacemaker' certainly fits the bill.

Recommended.
 

Thanks to Karin of Specialty Press for the review sample


Review Copyright 2003 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 17 June, 2003
Last updated 27 March, 2005

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