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Book Review
US Multi-Role Fighter Jets
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by: Justin McCracken [ KEEPEROFSOULS2099 ]

Book review by:Justin McCracken

Publisher:Osprey Publishing
Author:Steve Davies
Steve Davies
Lockheed Martin
Jamie Hunter
Randall Haskin
Ty Rogoway
United States Air Force
United States Navy
Us department of Defense
Angel DelCueto via Lockheed Martin
Getty Images
ISBN:978 1 84908 220 4

The copy that I received via JPTRR(Frederick Boucher) came bound in navy blue hardback with a dust cover depicting an F-16 on the front and two F-18's on the reverse.
The book is comprised of 240 pages,115 photos, and layout of the book is as follows:

Provided by Brig Gen.Darryl Roberson of the United States Air Force.

The book is dedicated to Maj Brian "Wolfman"Wolf who died at the age of 37 in an auto accident November 2006. Before which he bravely saved the lives of 30 British Special Boat Service(SBS) troops in the desert of Western Iraq in March of 2003.

Here homage is paid to the multiple agencies,Men and Women of the United States military,Various pilots, Members of Osprey Publishing,and a large group of individuals who contributed to the book in one way or another.

This section describes the way the current United States uses its air superiority to aid and influence foreign governments. This section is very informative touching on various military operations and advancements in US fighter jets and future projections of the path that it is taking.

Aircraft Sections:
Strike Eagle
Lockheed Martin F-16
Hornet & Super Hornet
F-35 Lightning II

These sections provide the development and future role of each aircraft along with technical specifications and data for each. A highpoint of this title is that for each aircraft are accounts of flying and fighting the aircraft. For example, the F-15E chapter features a detailed account of a low-altitude scud hunt turning nasty, with the jettison of their weapons and evasive action while avoiding a mid-air collision with the wingmen.

This section concludes the book and offers speculation in to the future of these aircraft and the roles that they will play in future "what if"scenarios.

There are six pages of abbreviations that are used through out the book that these pages explain.

Selected Reading:
Provides other titles and sources where some of the information provided in the book were derived from.

Picture Credits:
Provides credit to all the photograph contributors I listed above.

Self explanatory

The photos in this book are some of the best I've seen with once in a life time shots and just amazing points of view. Caption's are provided with most of them and are very descriptive.

I found the book pleasing to read with out errors.
My Conclusion of this book is that I would recommend not just modelers but aircraft enthusiast in any form to purchase this book.It will make a fine addition to anyone's library and the pictures are a work of art.

Highs: Very informative with photographs that are works of art
Lows: None that I can see.
Verdict: I would recommend that any enthusiast of modern aircraft purchase this book.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: ISBN:978-1-84908-220-4
  Suggested Retail: $35.00/uk 25.00/$40.00CAN
  PUBLISHED: Jan 02, 2012
  NATIONALITY: United States

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About Justin McCracken (Keeperofsouls2099)

I have been modeling for 20 years mostly because of my passion for anything mechanical.I also feel it's a very good way to remember our history as many of the men and woman on this web site had relatives who are in some way connected to these machines.I learn more everyday and hope to continue build...

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This is probably the only book that combines all modern U.S. fighter jets under one cover with very good tech and spec information.
JAN 02, 2012 - 04:18 PM

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