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Bone B-1 Lancer in action

By Lou Drendel

Color by Lou Drendel
Illustrated by Mariano Rosales & Richard Hudson



Squadron/Signal Publications


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Aircraft Number 179
ISBN: 0-89747-436-8
Media: Soft cover, landscape format, 50 pages plus covers (incl. 2 pages in full colour).
Price: US$8.46 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Compact and useful format for modellers; excellent timing with impending release of Revell-Monogram B-1; packed with helpfully captioned photos; attractive cover art - front and back; supporting narrative text.
Recommendation: Recommended


Bone B-1 Lancer in Action is available online from Squadron.com

Reviewed by Brett Green


F i r s t   L o o k


Bone B-1 Lancer in Action by Lou Drendel succinctly describes the design, operations and fighting colours of America's current strategic bomber.

The text commences with the background to the introduction of the Bone, including its operational predecessors, and continues to detail the specifications and operational history of the B-1 Lancer. Lou Drendel uses his excellent Air Force contacts to once again call upon first-hand accounts of pilots discussing the use of the B-1B at war. The campaigns covered include Operations Desert Fox (Iraq, 1998), Noble Anvil (Kosovo, 1999) and even Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan, 2001/2).

This book follows Squadron/Signal’s popular “In Action” format with colour cover art (this time by the author), two colour pages as a “centrefold”, helpful line drawings and specifications spread over 50 pages in landscape format. As with the rest of the series, the real backbone of these books are the multitude of photographs packed between the covers. Around 100 photos are captioned in detail.





Bone in Action is another interesting book from Squadron/Signal, and will be especially useful to anyone planning to build the forthcoming Revell-Monogram 1/72 scale B-1 Lancer.


Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.

Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 14 April, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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