S u m m a r y
||Red Series No 5103
||Soft cover; 9.5" x 6.5" format; 128
||Plenty of useful photographs;
esoteric subject area not otherwise well covered; logical structure by
aircraft; line drawings of aircraft and submarines, scrap views and tables
enhance the text; attractive colour profiles; colour walkaround section.
||Many photos quite small
Reviewed by Brett Green
Mushroom's "Japanese Submarine Aircraft" Book is
available online from Squadron.com
Mushroom Model Publications return to some serious esoteria with their
latest release, "Japanese Submarine Aircraft".
The book comprises 128 pages in 9.5" x 6.5" format, with soft covers and
including a fourteen page colour profile section and a further seventeen
pages of colour walkaround photos.
After introductory text describing submarine aviation in general and the
development of this field in Japan, the remainder of the book examines
particular submarine aircraft by type.
Each chapter is devoted to a
specific aircraft, and is generously illustrated with photographs, plans,
scrap-view drawings and tables. Seven aircraft types are covered, but the
greatest attention is focussed on the Kugisho E14Y1 (Glen) and the Aichi
The text throughout is clear, concise and logically organised. My only
criticism with the book's format, in common with some others in this series,
is that many of the photographs are quite small. A few interesting photos
are also darkly reproduced, making it difficult to discern details.
fourteen page colour profile section includes multiple views of 13
prototype and operational submarine aircraft.
The rare M6A1 Seiran at
the Garber facility of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington is
well documented with over 50 colour photographs. The interior is
especially well covered.
This book will be a valuable resource for any
modeller building Japanese Submarine Aircraft, and to the aircraft
All Mushroom Model Publications
books are available direct from
the publishers, who now DO accept credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Switch)!
North American distributors are Squadron/MMD, Australian distributors are
Platypus Publications. In Europe, the books are available from any good bookshop
(via our UK distributors, Orca). Contact MMP direct in case of difficulties.
Thanks to Roger
at Mushroom Model Magazine for the sample.
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