P2V Neptune In Action
Savoia Marchetti S.79
S u m m a r y
||SS1068 - P2V Neptune In Action
SS1071 - Savoia Marchetti In Action
||50 pages; standard “In Action”
format - photographs, line drawings and colour profiles
||US$8.46 from Squadron.com
||Compact and useful format for
modellers; packed with helpfully captioned photos; inspiring colour
profiles; attractive cover art - front and back; supporting narrative
text; nice to see popular titles being re-released.
||Neptune book misses recent history
due to its 1985 publication date
Neptune in Action and
Marchetti S.79 in Action
are both available online from
Squadron/Signal publications has re-released two more of their older titles.
Both of these books follow Squadron/Signal’s popular “In Action” format with Don
Greer cover art, colour 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 contemporary
photographs packed between the covers. These photos are captioned in detail.
These books were originally released in 1985 and 1986. They have been
unavailable for some time now.
P2V Neptune In
This book will be especially helpful to anyone building Hasegawa's 1/72 scale kit,
or Revell's new reboxing as the
variant (also available from Squadron.com).
Around 100 captioned photos are supported by plenty of line drawings covering
details, ordnance and variants; plus descriptive text. Ten "centrefold" colour
profiles and two colour plates on the rear cover provide ample inspiration for
Service history and variants are only covered to the mid-1980s due to the
original publication date. The Neptune continues to serve to the present day, so
this will be a limitation for modellers depicting an aircraft from the last
This is an especially timely reissue with Classic Airframes' trimotor 1/48
scale S.79 due for release sometime in 2002.
Once again, 100 photos are supported by line drawings and colour profiles.
There is a terrific range of Italian schemes in the colour section - browns,
greens, sand and greys - to keep the modeller happy.
These books will not provide a total operational and technical history of
these important maritime aircraft, but they do represent an inexpensive primer
on the subjects.
The original issue of these three titles date back to the mid 1980s, but they are
still relevant and helpful today even though the Neptune book is missing a chunk
of modern history.
It is nice to see these inexpensive books widely
available again. Their “In Action” format will be especially valuable to
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2001 by Brett
This Page Created on 03 November, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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