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Grumman SF

Grumman SF Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2012 Title Grumman SF
Author Phil Listemann Publisher Philedition
Published 2012 ISBN -
Format 22 pages, softbound MSRP (Euro) 9.95€


Here is the latest installment of the Allied Wings series from RAF-in-Combat, this covering the Grumman Scout (SF), a variant of the Grumman FF fighter operated by the US Navy before World War II. While the aircraft only servied in one active squadron (VS-3B) for a relatively short time, the aircraft would continue service well into World War 2 with the reserve units of the Navy and Marine Corps.

This title looks at the brief operational record of VS-3B as well as its service within the reserve squadrons. This title represents a new layout as well as a larger page count to better present the vast information that has been researched.


The title is nicely illustrated with color profiles of representative aircraft from the squadron, photos of many of the pilots and men assigned to SF, as well as period photographs and color profiles of squadron aircraft.

The format of this title is very well done and provides the aviation historian and modeler alike with excellent information to answer questions or as a starting point for further research.

My sincere thanks to Phil H. Listemann for the review sample.