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Grumman F-14 Tomcat : Leading Us Navy Fleet Fighter
by Dennis R. Jenkins
Paperback - 88 pages 2 edition (June 19, 1997)
For a book on the fleet defender that is approaching thirty years of service,
a book of 88 pages is certainly insufficient. The author has made a good balance
of every aspect of the aircraft to condense the materials in order to fit in the
limited space. The result is --- a good book for general readers. Scale modelers
may be disappointed for its lack of detail shots of different parts of the
Tomcat (supplied in abundance in the old Aerofax series) and its lack of scale
plans. Warplane enthusiast may not be satisfied by the black and white photos.
However, I must commend on the concise unit history the detail written
descriptions on the different variants.
Limited by its size, it comes second to the "Grumman F-14 Tomcat--Shipborne super fighter" from Aerospace in depth, number of illustrations and drawings; it gives no match to "Tomcat Alley" of Schiffer Publishing Ltd which offers photographic coverage of each unit that has flown the Cat. However, as a book for general reader and justified by its size, it is readable and informative and worth's a place in the collection of even Tomcat-freaks.
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Photos by C. Jeff Dyrek
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Veterans Read This
Take a tour of the at sea operations of the aircraft carrier, the USS Kitty Hawk. 1977 - 1978
Historical Events of this West Pac Cruise
Take a tour of an operational WW2 fighter squadron stationed on the Western Pacific Island of Ie Shima. This is a historical event showing the complete fighter operation from the Mess Hall to the P-47 in flight. You can also see the Japanese Surrender Delegation visit the Island.
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