S u m m a r y
||D & S Vol. 39
||Soft cover, portrait format, 72
pages plus covers incl. 8 pages of colour photos.
||Packed with well-captioned photos;
colour section especially useful; air wing and ship covered from launch
until 1990 refit; expert introductory text; honest assessment of available
||Only covers until 1990 refit
||Recommended for naval buffs or
anyone contemplating building a new Enterprise in any scale
The USS Enterprise in Detail and Scale
online at Squadron.com
Detail & Scale Vol. 39 has been out of print and hard to find for some time.
Thanks to Squadron's recent resurrection of the Detail & Scale series, we can
again enjoy Bert Kinzey's first-hand experience of this significant subject.
"The USS Enterprise in Detail and Scale" covers the world's first
nuclear powered aircraft carrier from prior to the keel being laid in February
1958 until its withdrawal for refit in 1990.
The book commences with twelve pages of text describing the significance of
the Enterprise, the legacy left to her by her seven earlier namesakes, aircraft
carrier classifications, design features and operational history. The text is
capped off with two pages of statistics.
The bulk of the book is populated with photographs of the Enterprise and her
Air Wing. Three pages of photos of embarked aircraft make way for 38 pages
packed with photos of most aspects of the Enterprise's details. Captions are
succinct but very useful.
The eight pages of the "Enterprise Color Gallery" will be especially
helpful to modellers. In addition to several pages dedicated to air operations,
this section includes a colour chronology of the carrier from 1962 until just
prior to her 1990 refit.
The modellers section covers five models over seven pages. Mr Kinzey
recommends Revell's 1/720th scale Enterprise as a good representation of the
earliest configuration, but is scathing of the shortcomings of Tamiya's big,
expensive 1/350 scale kit.
It is nice to see the Detail and Scale series resurface.
USS Enterprise in Detail and Scale will be a handy, one-stop reference on
this significant carrier prior to 1990 for modellers and naval buffs alike.
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Detail and Scale book, plus Squadron/Signal books and products
are available at the Squadron website or Hobby Retailers.
Review Copyright © 2001 by Brett
This Page Created on 02 October, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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