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B-36 Moving the Last Peacemaker
A Photo Chronicle

by Richard Marmo

 

Scale Publications

 

S u m m a r y

Title, Description & Publisher B-36 Moving the Last Peacemaker - A Photo Chronicle
by Richard Marmo
ISBN: N/A
Media and Contents: CD-Rom Disk
Price: $19.95USD plus postage ($3.00 within the US and $5.00 to other countries)
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Helpful photos for modelling reference
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Rodger Kelly


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FirstRead

 

Scale Publications is a Fort Worth based company that specialise in CD-ROM format based model building how-tos, aviation histories and references for the modelling enthusiast 

B-36:  Moving The Last Peacemaker - A Photo Chronical by Richard Marmo is just one of the items that they have on offer. 

The story of B-36J-III-10-CF 52-2827 - "City of Ft. Worth", the subject of the CD is a long and detailed one.  Having said that, it is one worth knowing and will give the aviation enthusiast and modellers alike an understanding of just how hard it is to preserve any ex-military aircraft let alone one the size of a B-36.  To get the whole story, head on over to the B-36 Peacemaker Museum website at http://www.b-36peacemakermuseum.org/index.htm

So what is on the CD?  Quite simply, a photographic chronology of the first nine years of a thirty five year effort to restore and preserve the machine.  It contains a whopping 875 black and white images that show the condition of the aircraft before and during its dismemberment for moving from one site to another and its subsequent re-assembly. 

So how will this CD benefit a modeller?  Quite simply, through the photographs.  Whist there are lots of "general" shots there are a host of sharp, clear close-up ones of the interior, the bomb bays, the undercarriage structure as well as the myriad other details that abound on an aircraft of this size. 

A downside?  Yes, all of the photographs are in black and white but the CD is still worth the price of purchase as far as I'm concerned. 

The CD sells for $19.95USD plus postage ($3.00 within the US and $5.00 to other countries) and given the wealth of detail shots, is well worth the price. 

Recommended.

 


Addendum 

It might be worth keeping an eye on the Scale Publications website at http://scalepublications.freeyellow.com/ .  A visit there shows that they have other CDs available including one giving comprehensive coverage to the P-38.

 

Thanks to Scale Publications for the review sample
 


Review Copyright 2005 by Rodger Kelly
Page Created 07 December, 2005
Last updated 08 December, 2005

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