Dutch Profile nr. 3
Hawker Sea Fury
History, Camouflage and
and Luuk Boerman
S u m m a r y
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover; 36 pages
||Profile nr. 3:
12,95 Euros each (P&P 2,95) available online from Dutch Decal
and many retailers and online hobby outlets worldwide including
Meteor Productions and
||Book: Interesting story of an
overlooked aspect of Sea Fury in Dutch service; plenty of helpfully
captioned photos; covers history, operations, camouflage and
markings; full text and captions in both Dutch and English.
||Book: Some quirky use of English
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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Profile originates from Holland and the company produces both decals and
books dealing with aircraft in the service of the Dutch armed Forces.
With two other books already in print (Lockheed L-12/212 and the P-51D/K
Mustang) the Sea Fury is their third product.
The book is printed in both the Dutch and English languages with the
first 18 and half pages in Dutch and the remaining 18 and a half pages
in the English language. Photographic captions are in Dutch (first) and
English. The translation is done well although a few spelling mistakes
have crept in!
The book follows the history of the Hawker Sea Fury in Dutch service
from its introduction in 1948 until its withdrawal from service in 1956.
The coverage is comprehensive and covers the entire history of the Sea
Fury including the license built machines.
The photographs used in the book are excellent from both a record point
of view and a modeller's detail view. Crash pics abound. So what you
say? Well, crash pics were usually taken by trained photographers as a
record for the inevitable investigation and as such are sharp, clear and
well composed – just what the modeller needs!
The book is A4 in size and comprises 36 pages of good quality glossy
pages containing four colour photographs and 75 black and white ones.
Colour profiles are also provided to illustrate the markings worn by
seven different machines.
More than just a record of operations and use, the book provides nice
clear photographs and information on the colours and markings worn by
the Sea Fury in Dutch service.
The illustration showing the front cover of this book is a little
discolored. This is not a fault of the publisher, it was caused the book
being exposed to water in the mailbox!
Thanks to Luuk from
Dutch Decals for the review samples.
Dutch Decals and
DutchProfile Publications are
available online from the Dutch Decals website and many retailers
and online hobby outlets worldwide
Review Copyright © 2005 by Rodger Kelly
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