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Walk Around Number 35
EA-6B Prowler

by Joe Michaels

 

Squadron/Signal Publications

 

S u m m a r y

Title, Description & Publisher Walkaround Number 35 - EA-6B Prowler by Joe Michaels
Squadron/Signal Publications
ISBN: 0-89747-455-4
Media and Contents: 80 pages plus soft cover; landscape format
Price: USD$13.46 from Squadron.com
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Good layout and logical format; 117 photos; good description of variants; four pages of  colour profiles; excellent format for modelling reference; reasonable price.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Rodger Kelly


EA-6B Prowler Walkaroud is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstRead

 

Number 35 is the latest addition to Squadron/Signal's excellent Walk Around series and it covers the U.S. Navy's electronic warrior, the Grumman EA-6B Prowler.

The book is authored by Joe Michaels, PhD with artwork by Don Greer, Dave Gebhardt and Darren Glenn.

The Prowler has been around since 1969 with the first fleet deliveries beginning in 1971. In the last thirty three years, the airframe has undergone many additions and deletions as the electronic equipment it carries evolved. Giving all of this photographic coverage and still keeping it affordable to the modeller would be nigh on impossible. Happily though Squadron Signal have come up with a logical format that begins with a brief explanation of the major upgrades the Prowler has undergone since it was first manufactured and then pointing these out in the captions to photographs.

 



The book consists of 80 pages between cardboard covers in the familiar landscape format used so successfully by Squadron/Signal. There is no shortage of colour photographs with 117 in all as well as a further 82 black and white ones. Four pages of colour profiles are included with three aircraft on each page. These profiles cover the Prowler from its entry into service in gull grey and white camouflage right up to the current day Tactical Paint Scheme. The profiles also include enlargements of nose art and squadron insignia.

 



If you are a fan of U.S. Naval aviation and plan on building a Prowler in any scale then this is the book for you. It shows, explains and names just what all the lumps bumps and antennas are and provides excellent clear photographs of the cockpit, ejection seats, landing gear etc, etc to enable you to add the extra detail that is not provided by the kit's manufacturer.

This is an excellent reference book. for the modeller. It provides a brief history of the aircraft and detailed photographic coverage at a very reasonable price.

Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2004 by Rodger Kelly
Page Created 17 November, 2004
Last updated 17 November, 2004

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