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F-117 Nighthawk
 Photo Scrapbook

by Yancy D. Mailes and Tony R. Landis

  

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Specialty Press -
F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Photo Scrapbook
by Yancy D. Mailes and Tony R. Landis
ISBN: 1-58007-099-7
Media: Soft cover; 9" x 9"  format, 108 pages plus covers; 250 colour photos, 100 blacka nd white photos
Price: USD$16.99 available online from Specialty Press
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Excellent synopsis of F-117 development via detailed captions and photos; packed with good clear images including 250 excellent colour photographs
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


F-117 Photo Scrapbook will be available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstRead

 

Specialty Press has carved out a niche in the fields of technically interesting and proof-of-concept aircraft, so it seems appropriate that this publisher should produce a volume on the famous F-117 Stealth Fighter.

"F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Photo Scrapbook" is a simple but attractively executed summary of the F-117, its predecessors and even a peek into the future.

The book commences with 16 pages describing the development of the stealth fighter concept in general and the XST and Have Blue projects in particular. Chapter 2 discusses changes at the Lockheed "Skunk Works", and the Scorpion Test Team, leading to the maiden flight of the Nigthhawk and further developments.

By page 31 the text gives way exclusively to captioned photos. These photos are well presented and the captions are informative, maintaining a visual narrative of the development, deployment and operation of the F-117 into the early 21st century

Modellers will appreciate this title for its useful reference, applicable to any of the available Nighthawk kits in 1/72, 1/48 or 1/32 scales.

 

Conclusion

 

"F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Photo Scrapbook" is an excellent introduction to the subject, and will be a useful reference source for modellers too. Despite the implications of its title, this book also contains very useful historical text in its introduction, but the photos are certainly the highlight.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Marie of Specialty Press for the review sample


Review Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 24 July, 2006
Last updated 24 July, 2006

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