By Larry Davis
Color by Don Greer
Illustrated by Dave Gebhardt and Darren Glenn
S u m m a r y
||Walk Around Number 30
||Soft cover, landscape format, 80
pages plus covers (incl. 40 pages in full colour).
USD$13.47 from Squadron.com
||Great format for modellers;
extravagant use of colour; packed with images; wonderful wartime colour
photos; useful captions; excellent
coverage of cockpit and pilot's seat; helpful scrap-view drawings to
illustrate ordnance and particular features; 18 colour profiles
||Recommended as a helpful reference
for anyone building a Lightning
Walk Around is available online from Squadron.com
P-38 Lightning Walk Around focuses on the P-38J variant but also covers
F-4/F-5 Reconnaissance aircraft and the P-38M Night Lightning.
This book follows the Squadron Walk Around formula. In other words, it
is packed full of relevant and well captioned photographs. The book is in
landscape format, with 80 pages between its soft cardboard covers. Inside,
the book presents two pages in black-and-white, then two in colour, for
the whole 80 pages. The 40 full-colour pages are used to good effect with
many images of museum aircraft, wartime operational pictures, detail
photos, and 16 colour profiles of a variety of Lightning variants and
Six of the colour pages are dedicated to wartime photos of operational
and test aircraft. More of these gems are scattered through the remaining
pages. These terrific colour photos are almost worth the price of the book
alone. A number of pages also have black and white contemporary photos
The walkaround photos will be very useful to modellers who want to get
close-up details of the cockpit, engines, wheel bays and much more.
Squadron/Signal's P-38 Lightning Walk Around will be a very useful one-stop
reference for anyone planning to build any of the various Lightning kits in
1/72, 1/48 or 1/32 scale.
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2003 by Brett
This Page Created on 05 May, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003
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