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B-26 Marauder Walk Around

B-26 Marauder Walk Around Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review February 2013 Title B-26 Marauder Walk Around
Author David Doyle Publisher Squadron/Signal Publications
Published 2012 ISBN 978-0-89747-689-8
Format 80 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $18.95

Review

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!

Recommended.

My sincere thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for this review sample!

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