Company: Classic Warships Publishing
Dana Bell has proven over and over again to be one of the best authors when it comes down to aircraft details. This book is yet another testament to that.
This volume covers the “raised canopy” version of the Corsair, or the definitive WWII version of the Corsair: the -1A, -1C and -1D, plus the British and New Zealand versions as well.
The first few pages of the book have a short (too short if I might say) description of the raised canopy airframes, their main systems and differences with the birdcage and within the A/C/D versions.
It also includes a list of every serial number, changes to the airframes within each serial number ranges and manufacturers. This list could be the ultimate source of information for the modeler that wants to ensure his/her model will be an exact replica of a given tail number.
After all that written detail -which left me wishing for more- the book moves into the Pictorial phase, including both full airframe views/walk-arounds style photo, plus close up images.