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Uncovering The Boeing F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornet

Uncovering The Boeing F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornet Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2004 Title Uncovering The Boeing F/A-18A/B/C/D Hornet
Author Danny Coremans and Nico Deboeck Publisher DACO Publications
Published 2004 ISBN 90-806747-3-7
Format 160 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $44.95


For those of you that remember Danny and Nico's first book "Uncovering the Lockheed Martin F-16A/B/C/D" it is a 128-page, cover-to-cover photo expose of the Viper in US and NATO service, including the subtle differences between the national variants. In other words, for the F-16 modeler, you can throw out all of the other publications you have on the subject as this has everything you'll need (and more) in one title.

Well, they're at it again. This time they've taken on the Hornet, F/A-18A through F/A-18D and including international "Bugs". In this 160-page reference, they're repeated the full-color examination of every square inch of the Bug and even set up some interesting pages of comparative differences in the same version. There's also great coverage of the ejection seat, engines, and armament, providing you with a one-stop resource for detailing out either Academy's excellent 1/32 Hornet or any of Hasegawa's 1/48 Bug family.

As with the F-16 title that preceedes it, the Bug book also includes pull-out three-view line drawings in 1/48 and 1/72, with scrap views highlighting the differences between variants.

If you only want to buy one Hornet book for your library, this is the one. This title is highly recommended!