S u m m a r y
|Media and Contents:
||76 pages plus soft cover; A4 size;
high quality glossy paper; 33 colour profiles; 1/72 scale plans covering
all models; colour photos on inside covers plus 112 historic photos.
||Comprehensive photo and profile
coverage of interesting subject in English
Betty book is available online from Squadron
I have been very impressed with the issues of Revi magazine that I have
seen to date. With superb artwork and very interesting subjects, it is
only its relative difficult availability and Czech language text (with
English supplement) that stops me from being a more regular reader.
The subject of this review, on the other hand, is entirely in English
and, apart from a little "Czenglish", is both interesting and easy to
The G4M Betty is covered from its design introduction through to the
end of the war, including every major battle it was involved in from the
sinking of the Prince of Wales to the transportation of Japanese surrender
negotiators to meet with McArthur.
Every page has at least two photos of the aircraft in all its forms,
the personalities who flew them and the ships and places they attacked.
The highlight, however, is the artwork. 33 colour profiles covering all
the variants including the "Okha" transports, the aircraft in whih Admiral
Yamamoto was killed and one of the P-38 Lightnings that helped shoot him
down. With incredible detail even showing the wear and tear on the
paintwork, this is all the reference you will need to expertly paint and
weather your Betty.
1/72 scale plans are provided loose inside the book. They cover the
aircraft in great detail. 1/72 scale plans of the MXY7 Okha rocket-powered
suicide plane in operational and training guises, and how it attached to
There is also text and images of the aircraft which preceded the Betty
(the G3M Nell) and those that were desined to replace it.
This book is so good in so many ways that I really am looking forward
to seeing what other subjects they release.
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2003 by Glen Porter
This Page Created on 12 April, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003
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