|Aircraft Pictorial #8 - F4U-1 Corsair vol.2
Softcover. A4 format. 72 pages. Text, photos, profiles and
drawings. English. Color.
Classic Warships Publishing
||- $18.00 USD
The follow on book by Dana Bell on the F4U-1 Corsair does not disappoint Big Hog fans. This one covers the 'raised cabin' version, including Vought, Brewster and Goodyear Corsairs up to dash D version. Let's only hope that one day Mr. Bell will write the third volume on the F4U-4...
Wing pylons and the different tail wheel desings are discussed next. Small differences to the British versions are shown in detail. Contrary to the vol.7, the book ends with several interesting - and sometimes unpublished - photos.
schemes is also discussed throughout the text, including valuable
details about the Dark Dull Green interior color, but just a couple of
lines on the Salmon primer.
As in the review of vol. 7, the 3-color/4-tone camouflage is discussed, but I must correct something here. Later, re-reading Ian Baker's Aviation History Colouring Book #32, USN Aircraft Camouflage & Insignia, 1941-47, I found out that the 4 tone scheme was mentioned on pages 5-7, including drawings based on documents dating from 1943. Apparently, Consolidated Catalinas and possibly a few Grummans used the scheme as well... The book is dated from 1997, so I'm no longer claiming who was the first to re-discover the 4-tone paint scheme.Again, if have any kind of interest in Corsairs, this volume is another must have.