Phil of the web site Replica In Scale recommended this book because I knew one of the authors (Marty Isham) when we were both stationed at Elmendorf AFB during the late 70s. Marty's an ADC (Air Defense Command)buff and has a pot load of ADC aircraft photos. He talked of having a book published about ADC and I'm very glad he and the other guy finally got it done. I'm still drooling over the number/quality of photos with a lot of them in color. As to variety, anyone want to build a P-61B assigned to ADC? I thought they had all gone to the scrap yard after the war. P-51s, P-47s, P-80s--all early stuff you could want. What's also nice are some photos of the support aircraft. I bought my copy at Amazon for ($17?) which also included shipping. This is the kind of book that Squadron/Signal should come out with. I'm not familiar with copy right laws and if I had my way, I'd show you guys some of the photos in the book.
I also just bought (Ebay) walk around books on the C-130 & Allison engine Mustangs. In May, I did my best to verbally set on fire their F-102 Walk Around book and then urinate on it....it's that bad in my opinion. But the C-130 & Mustang books are worth buying. I also have the Lock On book on the C-130 so between these 2, I have an excellent set for modeling some of the C-130s.
For those wondering why did I buy the C-130 & Mustang books after getting the F-102 book? The price & shipping was right---how about $13 total?
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- Joined: August 18th, 2004, 6:37 pm
Also USAF Interceptors, as mentioned.
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- Joined: May 5th, 2005, 2:05 pm
It is a superb book.the rest of Marty Ishams books. He's done a bunch. I particularly like Before Centuries.
I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw. - Hamlet
I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw.
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