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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Grumman F-14 Tomcat Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review January 2021 Title Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Author Charles Stafrace Publisher Guideline Publications
Published 2020 ISBN n/a
Format 124 pages, softbound MSRP (GBP) £25.00


The late, lamented, but legendary Grumman F-14 Tomcat enjoys full “Warpaint” treatment in no. 126 in Guideline Publications’s colorful series.

Coverage recaps design, development, and deployment: peacetime operations, training duties, combat actions, and squadron service.

Libya. Iran. Iraq. Serbia. Afghanistan. And more. Over 124 pithy pages, author Charles Stafrace competently covers the truculent Tomcat’s exciting career.

Dozens of photos – nearly all in color – tincture text. Removable 1:72-scale plans by John S. Fox confirm the aircraft’s massive size. And Fox’s color profiles – 27 in all, plus six plan views – provide plenty of project potential.

Tables recap, among other things, specifications, serials, units, and deployments. And five concluding pages of “in detail” shots offer modelers meaty close-up views – inside and out.

But I really do miss “Warpaint” listings of kits, decals and accessories.

My sincere thanks to Guideline Publications for this review sample!