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B-25 Mitchell Walk Around

B-25 Mitchell Walk Around Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2012 Title B-25 Mitchell Walk Around
Author David Doyle Publisher Squadron/Signal Publications
Published 2012 ISBN 978-0-89747-696-6
Format 80 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $18.95


With each of the Walk Around series from Squadron Signal Publications, you get some great reference photos taken up-close from a number of different angles in as many areas of a given airframe as feasible. In this release, the author has focused on three subjects: B-25D, B-25H, and B-25J. Each of these walk arounds are based on one or more airworthy examples that are still flying and/or well-executed museum restorations. When I say well-executed, these restorations are painstakingly performed to where the aircraft looks as good as new (sometimes better) as opposed to the quick and dirty restorations found in many air museums where emphasis was on corrosion control rather than fidelity.

In each of the subjects of this title, the aircraft reveal detail areas such as inside different areas of the fuselage, bomb bay, gun bay (in the case of the B-25H) showing off the intricate routings of plumbing, wiring, and other details. The title also provides a chart with the differences between all of the B-25 models along with side profiles illustrating the visible differences that distinguish each variant.

This title will be a great reference for your library as well as your work bench when you decide to tackle the 1/32 HK Models B-25 or one of the 1/48 scale B-25 variants from Accurate Miniatures or Monogram. Either way, you have some great color photographs from the outside as well as the inside of the aircraft so you can replicate that detail into your next project.

This title is definitely recommended!

My sincere thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for this review sample!