Douglas F3D Skyknight Book Review
|Date of Review||July 2014||Title||Douglas F3D Skyknight|
|Author||José Fernandez and Przemyslaw Skulski||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||136 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$27.00|
Packing the most powerful airborne radar extant, Douglas F3D Skyknights pioneered all-weather, carrier-based fighter interception in the early jet era.
Serving with US Navy and Marine Corps units, the bulbous beast downed several MiG-15s in Korea – and soldiered on, as the F-10, in Vietnam.
Now it's the subject of a handy handbook from MMP.
Like most "Yellow Series" efforts, text ably traces aircraft design, development, deployment and disposition. But eye candy really makes this effort shine.
Dozens of color and B&W photos superbly supplement the study. Color plates beautifully illustrate Skyknight plumage. Tech-manual illustrations adeptly augment authenticity. And 1:72-scale drawings nicely capture Douglas' corpulent combatant.
I utterly enjoyed MMP's colorful little compendium. Building a scale Skyknight? Make this little book your modeler's guide.
I want to thank Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) for this review sample.