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Hawker Hunter F. Mk 6/6A

26 Aug

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Hawker Hunter F. Mk 6/6A Michal Ovcacik and Karel Susa Mark I Ltd £9.99

E-mail: markl@cmail. cz

While much has been published on the Hunter, there hasn’t been much for the detail-dedicated modeller since the Linewrights’ Aeroguide of 15 years ago. This has been remedied to the advantage of modellers of the 1:72 scale Revell F. Mk 6, by a team associated with the familiar 4+ monographs. Text is kept to a minimal account of the Mark’s origins and progress and tation, with a densely packed descriptive text covering the development of the aircraft, followed by an in depth technical description. There is good photographic coverage not only of the aircraft in the various air force insignia with which it served, but also detailed photographs of the interior and equipment bays, as well as external features, many usefully in colour. Add to this three pages of colour profile artwork, excellent 1:72 scale fold-out plans of all variants, together with drawings of external stores and antennae arrangements, and there is everything to hand that you need to know about this particular aircraft.

If you are planning to build the recent Trumpeter kit of the MiG-19, or convert the older KP kit to an all-weather fighter, this book will be an invaluable reference, and for anybody with an interest in post-war Soviet aircraft it really is a must-have item. A real tour de force, and really very highly recommended.

Includes a serial listing for all new-build Mk 6s and their equivalents, and conversions to Mk 6A for the RAF.

Photographs are provided in colour and black and white, with the colour cockpit shots of preserved aircraft particularly useful. There are colour profiles of nine Hunters of various nationalities – with a couple of plan views – and that of the ‘Blue Diamond’ makes me hope that this scheme will appear on a decal sheet soon! There is particularly good coverage of the various aerials and their placement, and I wish I’d had this to hand when I was making my first quartet of Revell Hunters. There is also a full diagram of what could be carried at which stores position. This is a fine publication, especially since you and I will be making many Hunters over the next few years. It’s available from the Aviation Book Centre, the Aviation Bookshop, Midland Counties and the Aviation Hobby Shop and doubtless other reliable outlets.

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