Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless

Published: January 18th, 2020     
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Author: Dariusz Karnas, Artur Juszczak
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery - IPMS# 14003
ISBN #: 978-83-65958-64-8
Other Publication Information: “Single” series, Paperback, 24pp, Scale plans, B&W pics, color profiles
Price: $12.00
Product / Stock #: #56
Product provided by: Casemate Publishing

The Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless publication was released on Nov 15, 2019, so it's a new addition to the "Single" series published by MMP. This publication, by Dariusz Karnas and Artur Juszczak contains a series of excellent profile illustrations in both 1/72nd and 1/48th scales. Panel lines, access hatches, and other surface detail are clearly visible. For those who wish to add some internal detail to a model, or just wonder what might be inside the aircraft frame, pages 7 and 8 have some "cut-away" illustrations that reveal a considerable amount of detail.

The black & white photographs, pp 10-15, will be very helpful to those who are interested in markings placement, and the appearance of surface detail such as navigation lights, alerion actuators, and the like.

Pages 16 through 19 feature photographs of some cockpit detail and engine detail. Some fantastic profile illustrations complete the book.

For the historian, this publication provides an excellent "view" of the SBD-1 Dauntless. And for the modeler, this publication is a treasure trove of detail.

This publication is highly recommended due to the amount of detailed information in the form of superior illustrations and historical photographs.

Thanks to Casemate Publishing and MMPBOOKS for providing this review copy to IPMS/USA.

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