Authored by Robert Peczkowski, with color profiles by Zbigniew Kolacha, this book, is a comprehensive text and photographic/image guide to the Republic P-47B-D.
The book thoroughly covers the “B”, “C”, and “D” versions of this famous World War II aircraft. This story is told in excellent text, accompanied by period B&W photographs, excellent color images of surviving airframes, extracts from official manuals, and a superb collection of color profiles by Zbigniew Kolacha.
Of particular interest to the hobbyist is the excellent color artwork which depicts many of the camouflage schemes and markings found on the P-47.
Of particular interest in the list of chapters are those which feature “Detail Photos” of the fuselage, wing, engine, canopy, cockpit, tail, undercarriage, guns, and stores. The modeler will find these images rich in detail.
A video featuring the book is available for online viewing on YouTube at http://mmpbooks.biz/ksiazki/312. During this nine-minute video, each page in the book is shown, and it demonstrates just how rich this book is in detail, reference material, and imagery.
This book is highly recommended due to the detailed text, excellent and multitudinous color images, and collection of historic B&W photographs. Thanks to Mushroom Model Publications for the opportunity to review this excellent book.