Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
Aircraft Camouflage and Markings 1940-1945
is available online from Squadron.com
New from Squadron/Signal Publications is the A-4 sized book US Navy
Camouflage & Markings 1940-1945 written by Thomas E. Doll and illustrated by Don
book starts out with a brief overview of the colourful 'Yellow Wings' period of
US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation, and from there the reader is
taken on journey through the various different camouflage schemes worn by the
different types of aircraft that these services operated, the markings they were
wore and how and why they evolved.
The book follows the Squadron/Signal tried and true format of a brief written
explanation followed up with 148 good, clear black and white photographs to
illustrate the points made in the text.
The text is well written and imparts detailed technical knowledge in an easy to
understand manner that both the dedicated modeler and those with just a general
interest in the subject will not find taxing.
Colour is limited to the six period photographs on the back cover as well as
forty side-profiles and the cover painting by Don Greer.
The book comprises 64 pages between cardboard covers.
This is a good product from Squadron/Signal. It provides complete and detailed
information at a very good price.
Squadron for the review sample.
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