RAF and Royal Navy F-4 Phantom, FG.1, FGR.2 & F-4

Published: September 3rd, 2015     
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Author: Andy Evans / Gary Hatcher
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell - IPMS# 49715
ISBN #: 9781906959371
Other Publication Information: Published 2014 92 pages Softbound.
Price: $15.25
Product / Stock #: MDF Scaled Down #2
Product provided by: SAM Publications

I have several of the Modeler's Datafiles and they are great reference books so I was looking forward to this one on the British Phantoms. I do have to say that some of the Datafile facts do need to be checked as I have found small errors in a few of them but not enough to detract from the benefit of these books from being a great addition to any reference library

As soon as I started to flick through the book I was impressed. This book has all the information a modeler needs to build a British Phantom, including a kit listing, a decal listing and an accessory/conversion listing.

The table of contents is as follows:

  • The British Phantom
  • Fleet Defence - Royal Navy Phantoms
  • Fighter, Ground Attack and Reconnaissance - The RAF Phantom
  • American Supplement - The F-4J(UK)
  • South Atlantic Phantoms - Falkland Islands Operations
  • Phantom Squadrons
  • Color Side Views
  • Modelling the British Phantom
  • Kitography
  • Appendix I - FG.1 and F-4J(UK) Walk Arounds

This book is well written and includes many some great photos and profiles. The photographs are good quality, some are excellent, and they illustrate and add to the text.

The walkaround is also very useful.

The modeler's section is a great and is a helpful guide.

Overall Evaluation

This publication is definitely recommended if you're interested in British Aircraft or Phantoms, after reading this book I now have pulled a Phantom from the stash to start a build based on the books contains.

My sincere thanks to SAM Publications for this review sample!

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