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TopShots 11012 A-10 Thunderbolt II by Tom Zmuda
||Soft cover, 42 pages
USD$13.96 available online from Squadron.com
Clear, sharp, colour photographs, views of normally hidden
detail, decals well printed.
||Unique size format
Reviewed by Mick Evans
A-10 Thunderbolt II is
available online from Squadron.com
This new title from Kagero Publishing is in a different format and
size to other releases from this publisher that I have seen in the past.
The book measures 24cm x 17cm and contains 42 pages.
The quality of the paper, photographs and printing is excellent. There
is very little text on the story and background of the A10 with the
publisher opting for detail photographs with both English and Polish
The publication contains 124 photographs all printed in colour, which is
very handy when it comes to a reference for detail painting. A few
detailed line drawings are included and many of these look like they
have come from the original manufacturers maintenance manuals. 1 colour
side profile displaying two tone grey scheme worn in the Gulf War in
2003 is included on the back cover. There are some very detailed
photographs of the 30mm tank buster cannon and the ammunition feed as
well as the other weaponry carried by this unique aircraft. The detail
photographed in the wheel wells and cockpit will be very useful to any
modeler wishing to super detail any of the current kits on the market.
Also included is a set of decals printed by Techmod in 1/72, 1/48, and
1/32 scales depicting 80-0258 BC from the 172 FS 110 FW MI ANGB which
was hit by an Iraqi SAM missile over Bagdad on April 8 2003. The sheet
is crisply printed and looks to have good colour saturation.
This is a very concise and helpful reference for any modeler wanting to
build and detail an A10 Thunderbolt.
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2005 by Mick Evans
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Last updated 9 August, 2005
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