Detail & Scale were the first publication to combine useful reference material and models into an cohesive one-stop shop. They combined some world class research and first class models. As usual, the models cover all the scales and what is right, wrong and how to fix it. This book is no different.
The book covers the developmental history and the various variants. Besides the US Navy versions, the French and Philippines variants are covered, as is NASA. The part played by the Crusader in the Vietnam War is a complete section. Then there is the section that Detail & Scale is famous for, the walk around detail shots. This alone makes this book worth the price of admission. This is also the section that Rock’s artistic ability is showcased. There is a section that covers every MiG killing aircraft of the war, including what they shot down and what type of weapons system they used.
Typical of all the of the Detail & Scale books, and digital books, this edition is THE reference for the Crusader. If you want to know something about the F-8 you can get all that information here. It is also available in digital format, which I also love. This book has it all, world class research and drawings presented in a compact edition. Again, this is THE book on the F-8 Crusader.
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Floyd S. Werner, Jr. IPMS#: 26266
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