P-3 Orion Part 2 Photo CD Review
|Date of Review||February 2018||Title||P-3 Orion Part 2|
|ISBN||None||Format||150 very high resolution JPEGs|
Aero Research has published part two of their P-3 Orion imagery which is interesting since part one was published about 11 years ago. In this second installment, there are 150 high resolution images of the P-3 from the 1960s through 2011. Most of the images are full color though some of the older images are high-resolution black and white.
I used my image browser to scan through some of the aircraft on the disc and I am still quite impressed with the selection of aircraft. According to my browser's statistics, all 150 images are 4000 x 2400 pixels, plenty of clear resolution to check out the details.
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 view the aircraft in its early white over dark gray schemes through the current low-visibility schemes. You can see in the example images here an original white over dark gray example, a replica scheme from the Navy's centennial of flight as well as a replica scheme of an early WWII patrol aircraft also produced for the centennial.
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!
My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!