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USN-USMC Collection #1

USN-USMC Collection #1 Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2008 Title USN-USMC Collection #1
Publisher Aero Research Published 2008
ISBN None Format 155 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


USN-USMC Collection #1
USN-USMC Collection #1
USN-USMC Collection #1

Aero Research is back with a new series in their growing line-up of great offerings. This new photo CD features a random sampling of USN-USMC aircraft photos that were taken anywhere between the 1950s to present. None of these photos are from the government photo archives, these are all compiled from the same excellent range of professional (or very skilled) aviation photographers. Most importantly, all of these photos are of aircraft still in service, no derelicts, boneyard storage, or museum pieces. Many of them were photographed in various theaters around the world.

This first installment in the series is USN-USMC Collection #1, which means that you'll get an interesting variety of operational aircraft from US Navy and Marine Corps service. The subjects included in this collection include:

  • A-1 Skyraider
  • A-3 Skywarrior
  • A-4 Skyhawk
  • A-6 Intruder
  • AH-1 Cobra
  • AJ Savage
  • C-2 Greyhound
  • C-130 Hercules
  • C-131 Samaritan
  • CH-3
  • CH-46 Sea Knight
  • CH-53 Sea Stallion
  • E-2 Hawkeye
  • EA-6B Prowler
  • F4U Corsair
  • F7U Cutlass
  • F-4 Phantom II
  • F-5 Tiger II
  • F-8 Crusader
  • F-14 Tomcat
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • FJ Fury
  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • F-86 Sabre
  • H-1 Iroquois
  • HUP-1
  • O-2 Skymaster
  • OV-10 Bronco
  • P-3 Orion
  • RA-5C Vigilante
  • T-2 Buckeye
  • T-28 Trojan
  • T-34 Turbo Mentor
  • T-38 Talon
  • T-39 Sabreliner
  • T-47
  • U-3
  • U-6
  • U-8
  • U-11
  • U-12
  • UC-880
  • UH-34

For the tail spotter, you'll see these aircraft from a variety of time periods to that you'll get representative configurations of the airframe during different phases of its operational life. You'll also be able to see the aircraft in a variety of color schemes. For the modeler, you'll see lots of good details and color information for tackling that next project.

This is another nice selection of imagery that you won't find available in such clarity and size. This title is recommended!

You can purchase this reference or any of their other photo CDs directly from their website or via email

My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!