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USAF 'Boss Birds' No.2

USAF 'Boss Birds' No.2 Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2015 Title USAF 'Boss Birds' No.2
Publisher Aero Research Published 2015
ISBN None Format 151 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


USAF 'Boss Birds' No.2
USAF 'Boss Birds' No.2
USAF 'Boss Birds' No.2

Aero Research has released the second installment in their photo libary series - USAF Boss Birds. Here are the commanders' mounts from a nice cross-section of units, time periods, and aircraft types.

This latest photo CD features a random sampling of USAF aircraft photos that were taken anywhere between the mid 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 latest installment includes images of:

  • A-10A Thunderbolt II
  • EF-111A Raven
  • F-4C Phantom II
  • F-4D Phantom II
  • F-4E Phantom II
  • F-4G Phantom II
  • F-5E Tiger II
  • F-15A Eagle
  • F-15C Eagle
  • F-16A Fighting Falcon
  • F-16B Fighting Falcon
  • F-16C Fighting Falcon
  • F-86D Sabre Dog
  • F-86H Sabre
  • F-94B Starfire
  • F-94C Starfire
  • F-102A Delta Dagger
  • F-105D Thunderchief
  • F-106A Delta Dart
  • F-111D Aardvark
  • F-111E Aardvark
  • F-117A Nighthawk
  • RF-4C Phantom II
  • T-38A Talon
  • AT-38B Talon

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!