McDonnell FH-1 Phantom Book Review
By David L. Veres
|Date of Review||March 2023||Title||McDonnell FH-1 Phantom|
|Author||Steve Ginter||Publisher||Ginter Books|
|Format||64 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$29.95|
If you have “Naval Fighters No 3” – Ginter Books’ now-rare first FH-1 Phantom foray – sell it on eBay.
Author-publisher Steve Ginter metaphorically returns to his roots in McDonnell FH-1 Phantom –115th title in the publisher’s popular, prolific “Naval Fighters” range.
And don’t expect a simple update of Ginter Books’ identically titled 1981 volume: this installment fully supplants its antecedent in both content and quality.
That’s because it fully follows the publisher’s well-tuned, long-proven prescription.
Over just 68 pithy, picture-packed pages, Ginter’s succinct study surveys design, development, deployment, and disposition of the FH-1 and its near-identical FD-1 predecessor.
And like its “Naval Fighters” stablemates, illustrations dominate coverage: action images, detail shots, tech-manual extracts, line drawings, unit art, and more.
Confused over external differences between the FH-1 and FD-1? Scarf an eye load on that explanatory page 12 photo.
Extended, explanatory captions, specifications, and dimensions augment the account. And a four-page modeling section – hallmark of most Ginter editions – concludes coverage.
With thanks to Ginter Books!