Vought OS2U Kingfisher Warpaint Series #111

Published: August 23rd, 2017     
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Book cover
Author: Kev Darling
Reviewed by: 
Hub Plott, IPMS# 31328
Company: Guideline Publications
Other Publication Information: 45 pages, Over 100 photos and 14 in color and 35 color profiles
Price: $18.75
Product / Stock #: WPT110

This book covers the Vought OS2U Kingfisher. Number 111 in the very familiar Warpaint series by Guideline, this book follows their tried and true format. Beginning with the discussion of the prototype the book then moves into production models and service. All variants are covered including the XOS2U-4 and those made by the Naval Aircraft Factory.

Next, comes the extensive overseas service by the Kingfisher. Serving with Australia, throughout Latin America and Russia, brief coverage of the numbers involved and their use is given. This is followed by a detailed description of the aircraft, all its specifications, and fittings.

The largest section covers the use of the aircraft in war time service with the USN shipboard, USMC use and those based on seaplane bases and island use. The book concludes with a list of kits, decals, and aftermarket that are available and some cockpit detail photographs.

I like this book; in fact, I like this whole series! There is information for both the historian and modeler alike. It can be put to great use on your KittyHawk 1/32 kit or to modernize the Monogram/Revell 1/48 (Please KittyHawk scale down your 1/32 kit) or the Airfix, Revell, Pavla and Lindberg offerings in 1/72. This is an excellent addition to your aviation library!

Our thanks to Guideline Publications for the review copy and my thanks to IPMS/USA for the review opportunity

  • Aft cover
    Aft cover
  • Sample color photos
    Sample color photos
  • Sample page
    Sample page
  • Sample color profiles
    Sample color profiles
  • Sample color profiles
    Sample color profiles
  • Line drawing sample
    Line drawing sample