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USN - USMC Collection No.5

USN - USMC Collection No.5 Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2012 Title USN - USMC Collection No.5
Publisher Aero Research Published 2012
ISBN None Format 163 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


USN - USMC Collection No.5
USN - USMC Collection No.5
USN - USMC Collection No.5

Aero Research is back with the fifth installment from their USN/USMC photo libraries. This new photo CD features a random sampling of USN and USMC aircraft photos that were taken anywhere between the mid 1950s to the early 2000s. 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 when photographed, no derelicts, boneyard storage, or museum pieces.

This latest installment includes images of:

  • A-3 Skywarrior
  • A-4 Skyhawk
  • A-6 Intruder
  • A-7 Corsair II
  • C-9 Nightengale
  • C-47 Skytrain
  • C-54 Skymaster
  • C-117 Super Skytrain
  • C-118 Liftmaster
  • EA-6B Prowler
  • F-4 Phantom II
  • F-8 Crusader
  • F-14 Tomcat
  • H-3 Sea King
  • H-46 Seaknight
  • HUP-2
  • MV-22 Osprey
  • OV-10 Bronco
  • RA-5 Vigilante
  • S-3 Viking
  • T-33 Shooting Star

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 a 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!