S u m m a r y
||Detail and Scale Volume
68 - FJ Fury by Bert Kinzey
||Soft cover; 8½" x 11" in
portrait format, 79 pages plus covers
available online from
||All Fury versions
covered in chronological text and pictures; assessment of available
injection moulded models; excellent photos; close-up detail for walkaround subjects;
||No 1/72 scale line
drawings in this volume.
Reviewed by Brett Green
D&S Vol. 68
FJ Fury is available online from
In addition to re-releasing some of the very popular and useful titles in the
Detail and Scale's back-catalogue, Squadron Signal Publications are also
releasing brand new volumes by Bert Kinsey.
The latest of these is "FJ Fury in detail and scale". This is a very
timely subject considering the recent release of the 1/48 scale kit from Grand
This latest D&S title mostly follows the reliable formula of earlier
releases. There are 79 pages between the soft covers, packed with information
All the Fury variants are covered, from the straight wing FJ-1 through the
swept-wing FJ-2, 3, 3M, 4 and 4b. A brief historical background on each variant
is bolstered by many well captioned photos. Images are a combination of
operational and museum walkarounds, with a detailed examination of the
FJ-4 Fury at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. This will be especially
helpful for modellers planning on building the Grand Phoenix kit in 1/48 scale.
The jewel in the photographic crown, however, is the 14 pages of big,
beautiful full-colour images. These are mostly photos of operational aircraft.
Very nice indeed!
The ten colour profiles across two pages are also very attractive.
The regular analysis of scale models covers injection moulded releases in
1/72 and 1/48 scale. It is quite up to date, even including the Grand Phoenix
Although there are a number of exploded views and factory drawings, the
familar constant 1/72 scale drawings are not present in this title.
The FJ Fury family was a significant milestone for the US Navy, but reference
for the type is hardly thick on the ground.
The release of "FJ Fury in detail and scale" will be welcomed by
modellers and aviation enthusiasts alike for its concise summary of variants and
Thanks to Squadron for
the review sample
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