Single No. 25 – Lockheed F-104G Starfighter

Published: June 24th, 2021     
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Author: Dariusz Karnas
Reviewed by: Michael A. Turco - IPMS# 47863
Company: MMP Books
ISBN #: 9788366549289
Other Publication Information: Paperback, 24 pages, 11.8x8.2 inches, Scale plans, color profiles, B&W photos, color photos
Price: $11.99
Product / Stock #: Single No. 25
Product provided by: Casemate Publishers

This book is as single-minded as one can be. Don't look for a title page, a table of contents, an index, or any text for that matter. They are not to be found. It is an 8-1/4" x 11-3/4" glossy paperback with 24 pages of nothing but information and pictures of the -G model Starfighter as flown by non-US licensees, i.e., the "Single" subject..

The publisher's catalog (Mushroom Model Publications) states this book is "a compilation of 4-view color profiles, scale plans and photographic details of the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter, featuring scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals and also photographs of the details in black and white and color."

Note that the scale plans of the F-104G are only in 1/72 scale. It's the weaponry and external stores, such as Sidewinder missiles and fuel tanks, that are shown in 1/48 scale. Six of the 24 pages are in color.

In my opinion, this book is very useful for modelers who want to detail non-US F-104Gs to the max. For the routine modeler, info contained in this book can be useful, but a lot of it is available in the public domain. Sample photos are shown below.

Thanks to Casemate for providing the review sample.

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