Reviewed by Dale Smith
Huey Gunships Walkaroud
is available online from Squadron.com
This book is No 36 in the continuing Squadron Signal publications series of 'Walkarounds'.
It is authored by Wayne Mutza with colour by Don Greer and David Gebhardt.
Additional colour illustrations are supplied by Darren Glenn.
A brief history of the type is given at the start of the book then moving
straight into describing all the differing sub-types and modifications made to
the basic model as it evolved with different needs and roles. Almost every part
of the airframe and modifications are shown both in black and white and colour
Colour is used on every second page spread and there are 4 pages of artwork
near the rear of the book showing differing schemes and markings mainly from the
Vietnam conflict. The Royal Australian Air Force flew UH-1B, D and H models in
the Vietnam conflict and does rate a mention with a sole picture of a UH-1D
(aircraft A2-773) on a mission.
Two sets of performance statistics and line drawings covering a UH-1B and
UH-1N are also supplied.
From a modelers perspective if you were going to model a UH-1 Iroquois this
book would be an indispensible resource. The number of detail photos of all
areas of the airframe is superb and pictures of the differing armament
selections is amazing and you would be hard pressed to know of one that is not
shown in this book. For the diorama makers amongst us, there are also numerous
photos showing Hueys undergoing maintenance and preparations for missions so
there are lots of ideas.
As stated above if you are going to model a UH-1 this is the book for you. I
found the book is easy to read, the printing is up to 'Squadrons' normal
standard and the colour / black and white photographs are all well used and
nicely set out. Another excellent publication from this supplier.
Thanks to Squadron for
the review sample
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