North American Aviation P-51D/K Mustang Rediscovered Book Review
|Date of Review||June 2021||Title||North American Aviation P-51D/K Mustang Rediscovered|
|Author||Robert Peczkowski||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||288 pages, softbound||MSRP (GBP)||£25.00|
Seeking a handy handbook on legendary “bubble canopy” P-51s? Grab North American Aviation P-51D/K Mustang Rediscovered!
Third “Yellow Series” edition of MMP’s Mustang monographs, Robert Peczkowski’s revised, enlarged edition spans 288 lavishly illustrated pages.
Contents capably chronicle design, development, and deployment of D/K variants. Author Peczkowski helpfully recaps production, modified, and “special” versions – in international service, both wartime and post-war.
How about those highly modified, Vietnam-era Cavalier F-51Ds with six underwing weapons racks and wing-tip tanks?
Modelers will love this book. Color and B&W photos support the study. And technical-manual excerpts, drawings, close-up shots, and 1:48-scale plans deftly delineate details.
MMP’s excellent selection of color profiles – many with official color specs – offer plenty of project potential, as well.
But I wished coverage offered more on the astounding array of Latin American Mustang schemes. Just Google, for instance, “Dominican Republic Escuadron de Cazas Ramfis P-51s” for some of history’s most gaudy bubble-top ponies.
Enough carping! What a cool, colorful, convenient compendium. Add MMP’s P-51D/K Mustang Rediscovered to your reference library!
With thanks to MMP for the review copy.