A-4 Skyhawk Walk Around Book Review
|Date of Review||July 2013||Title||A-4 Skyhawk Walk Around|
|Author||Lou Drendal||Publisher||Squadron/Signal Publications|
|Format||80 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$18.95|
With each of the Walk Around series from Squadron Signal Publications, you get some great reference photos taken up-close from a number of different angles in as many areas of a given airframe as feasible. In this release, the author takes a holistic look at the 'Scooter', the A-4 Skyhawk. Since the details and variations could fill volumes, the author takes the reader through a visual walk around of the aircraft noting details that are of interest to the modeler. The title spans the A4D-1 (A-4A) through the Singapore A-4S (though no coverage is given to the ultimate hot rod, the A-4SU powered by the F404 engine).
The title also includes color profiles and a nice mixture of period black and white as well as color photographs of operational aircraft to provide a solid look at airframes of interest to the modeler. Diagrams are included to show significant details as well as line drawings depicting the differences between Scooter variants. Four-view diagrams are provided for the A-4E as well as two views to contrast the A-4E with the OA-4M.
With the wide variety of A-4 Skyhawk projects available in all of the major scales, this title will help you with that next Scooter project so you can capture the look and feel of this agile aircraft in scale.
This title is definitely recommended!
My sincere thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for this review sample!