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F4F & FM Wildcat in Detail & Scale

Digital Versions: Only $12.99
Print Edition: Only $19.99

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Print Edition


Available exclusively from Amazon.com, this 108-page book contains over 245 photographs (more than 65 in color), 22 full color profiles and 22 drawings.

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iBook Format

You can read the iBook version of our book on the Apple iPad or on any Mac Computer. The Apple Book digital version has 328 pages and contains over 375 high resolution photographs (90 in full color), 22 full color profiles and 22 drawings.

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The Amazon Kindle digital version has 324 pages and contains over 375 high resolution photographs (90 in full color), 22 full color profiles and 22 drawings.

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About the Book:

Detail & Scale published volumes on the Wildcat in 1988 and again in 2000.  This new work combines all of the content of those early works into the most comprehensive book on Grumman’s only aircraft to serve on the front lines from the first to the last day of World War II.  F4F & FM Wildcat in Detail & Scale includes many new photographs, many of which have never been published, along with over three dozen line drawings, artworks and full color aircraft profiles.

 

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Book Features:

Features of Detail & Scale's newest publication, F4F & FM Wildcat in Detail & Scale include: 

  • A detailed developmental and operational history of the Wildcat, and follow that with an all-inclusive chapter on the various U. S. Wildcat variants.  Every variant of the Wildcat is covered, including the XF4F-2/-3/-4/-5/-6 and -8 prototypes, the single example of the F4F-3S Wildcatfish floatplane, and the F4F-3/-3A/-4/-7 and FM-1/-2 operational variants.  Both the French G-36A and the British Martlets & Wildcats each have their own chapters which provide wide-ranging coverage of these two programs.
  • A comprehensive chapter on Wildcat Details, long the hallmark of the Detail & Scale brand, follows.  This chapter contains nine sections covering the cockpit, windscreen and canopy, engine and cowling, fuselage, landing gear, wings, armament, external stores, and tail details.  Complete coverage of almost every square inch of the various variants of the Wildcat is provided through more than 110 high resolution photographs (more than 70 in full color).
  • A colorful look at the paint schemes and markings used by the Wildcat during its operational life.  Changing Navy directives for camouflage treatments and markings are provided that chronicle the history of one of the longest operational periods of any WWII combat aircraft.
  • As with all Detail & Scale books, the final chapter covers the modeling history of the Wildcat, from the early kits that are now only collector’s items, to the gamut of kits that have been available for past half century.  The most popular scales of 1/144th, 1/72nd, 1/48th, and 1/32nd are treated as separate sections and the available models in each are reviewed.

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REVIEWS

Detail and Scale is back with another electronic title in their growing library of digital references. This latest release takes the two titles previously released by Detail and Scale back in 1988 and 2000, adds new material, and renders this comprehensive reference for all things Wildcat. As with their previous titles, this electronic book uses the interactive features of the iPad and Kindle which you cannot replicate in printed titles. What does that mean to you?

  • You can use menu hyperlinks to jump straight to a section of interest
  • You can expand photos and drawings to full-screen
  • You can zoom in on details in photos and drawings for a closer look
  • You can search for specific text within the title
  • You can bookmark items of interest
  • You can highlight and annotate the book with your own notes

This format still provides the great insight into the subject, but there's lots more of it at your fingertips. What's more, my iPad is no heavier with 320 more pages of reference inside...

You can see in the sample pages above how the format is familiar, but when I tap the image and use two fingers to expand it, I can see the original high-resolution image, right down to the rivet details. 

Coverage includes:

  • Wildcat History
  • Wildcat Variants
  • French G-36A
  • British Martlets and Wildcats
  • Wildcat Details
  • Wildcat Paint Schemes and Colors
  • Modeler's Section

As the table of contents show, you'll see many excellent photos of the aircraft from period imagery, plus an array of nice period and contemporary color photos of the aircraft up-close as they also provide the in-depth walk-around reference.

As usual, the title also includes a nice array of color profiles which show how the Wildcat appeared at different time periods before and during World War II, in the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters, out of the Grumman and Goodyear factories, and in service with the USN, USMC, RAF/Royal Navy, France, and others.

Head over to Amazon or the iTunes Store and order a copy. This technology is also truly instant gratification as the title will download to your tablet on completion of your purchase.

For more information about this and other titles, visit their website.

Definitely recommended!

My sincere thanks to Detail & Scale for this review copy.

You can see the review at the cybermodeler.com website HERE

 


 

 

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