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Douglas F3D Skyknight

Douglas F3D Skyknight Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review July 2014 Title Douglas F3D Skyknight
Author José Fernandez and Przemyslaw Skulski Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2014 ISBN 9788361421702
Format 136 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $27.00


Packing the most powerful airborne radar extant, Douglas F3D Skyknights pioneered all-weather, carrier-based fighter interception in the early jet era.

Serving with US Navy and Marine Corps units, the bulbous beast downed several MiG-15s in Korea – and soldiered on, as the F-10, in Vietnam.

Now it's the subject of a handy handbook from MMP.

Like most "Yellow Series" efforts, text ably traces aircraft design, development, deployment and disposition.  But eye candy really makes this effort shine.

Dozens of color and B&W photos superbly supplement the study.  Color plates beautifully illustrate Skyknight plumage.  Tech-manual illustrations adeptly augment authenticity.  And 1:72-scale drawings nicely capture Douglas' corpulent combatant.

I utterly enjoyed MMP's colorful little compendium.  Building a scale Skyknight?  Make this little book your modeler's guide.


I want to thank Mushroom Model Publications (MMP) for this review sample.