by Al Adcock
Color by Don Greer
John Lowe & Richard Hudson
S u m m a r y
||Aircraft Number 183
||Soft cover, landscape format, 50
pages plus covers (incl. 2 pages in full colour).
||USD$8.46 from Squadron.com
||Compact and useful format for
modellers; summary coverage of entire F-15 family including foreign
operators; packed with helpfully captioned photos; attractive cover art -
front and back; supporting narrative text.
F-15 Eagle in
Action is available online from
Considering the premiere role and length of service of the F-15 Eagle, it is
perhaps surprising that it appears as late as title number 183 in the
Squadron/Signal "In Action" series.
F-15 Eagle in Action tackles the challenging task of covering all variants
and operators of this Air Superiority Fighter in its 50 pages.
This book follows Squadron/Signal’s popular “In Action” format with Don
Greer cover art, two colour pages with ten profiles 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 - in this case more than 110 - packed between the covers. These photos are captioned in
detail, and essentially tell the story of the F-15.
Although the F-15 Eagle could hardly be accused of too much variety of
camouflage and markings, the author has managed to find plenty of variety as
some relief from the expanse of grey. These include prototypes, commemorative
aircraft and foreign operators.
The "In Action" series continues to provide low-cost primers to a wide range
of aircraft subjects. As someone who does not have any dedicated F-15 books, I
welcome "F-15 Eagle In Action" as my first reference source on this type.
"F-15 In Action" will be especially useful as an introduction to the F-15
family of fighters.
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett
This Page Created on 19 September, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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