Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
is available online from Squadron.com
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
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
Thanks to Squadron
for the review sample.
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