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RAF and Royal Navy Phantom

RAF and Royal Navy Phantom Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2014 Title RAF and Royal Navy Phantom
Author Andy Evans Publisher SAM Publications
Published 2014 ISBN 9781906959371
Format 92 pages, softbound MSRP (BP) £9.99

Review

SAM Publications has released the second in their 'Scaled Down' Modeller's Data Files, this once covering the Phantom in British service. This title provides an nice look at a FG.1 and FGR.2 in service as well as F-4Js that were acquired after the Falkland Islands war to provide a stop-gap defense capability until the delayed Panavia Tornado ADV was available. The subjects covered with lots of full-color images include:

  • The British Phantom
  • Fleet Defence - Royal Navy Phantoms
  • Fighter, Ground Attack and Reconnaissance - The RAF Phantom
  • American Supplement - The F-4J(UK)
  • South Atlantic Phantoms - Falkland Islands Operations
  • Phantom Squadrons
  • Color Side Views
  • Modelling the British Phantom
  • Kitography
  • Appendix I - FG.1 and F-4J(UK) Walk Arounds

This title is a concise look at the subjects with beautiful color images to assist the modeler in replicating the unique details of the F-4K and F-4M (FG.1 and FGR.2 respectively). colors and markings, as well as the available kits and aftermarket products that will help your next project. This title brings a great deal of useful information under one cover that will especially be appreciated by non-British modelers who don't have ready access to full-scale examples in nearby museums.

This is another handy title from SAM Publications and is a must-have reference for Phantom modelers everywhere.

My sincere thanks to SAM Publications for this review sample!

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