B-26 Marauder Walk Around Book Review
|Date of Review||February 2013||Title||B-26 Marauder Walk Around|
|Author||David Doyle||Publisher||Squadron/Signal Publications|
|Format||80 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$18.95|
Here's another terrific entry in SQUADRON/SIGNAL's handy "Walk Around" series.
B-26 Marauder Walk Around recaps Martin's contentious combatant in 80 pithy pages – and with 100% color coverage.
After a brief preface with development drawings, author David Doyle details 40-1464, the oldest preserved example – now at the Fantasy of Flight collection in Polk City, FL. A coda on mid-production "B" and "C" variants follows. And the bulk of the book concludes with inside-out, tip-to-tail coverage of 43-34581 – an ex-French B-26G-11-MA at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Dayton, OH.
Detail enthusiasts will love B-26 Marauder Walk Around. Hundreds of color photos snag star billing. And a superb suite of line drawings, profiles and action paintings play key supporting roles.
Don Greer's evocative cover art especially grabbed my attention. My Dad – Sgt Milan J "Link" Veres – served as a radio operator with the 449th Bombardment Squadron, 322nd Bombardment Group. As part of the "Annihilators", he saw FLAK BAIT every day!
Building Martin's "Widowmaker" in miniature? Make this handy handbook your Marauder modeling companion!
My sincere thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for this review sample!