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Douglas F3D Skyknight

Yellow • 2014
AuthorsJose Fernandez, Przemysław Skulski
IllustratorTeodor Liviu Morosanu
ISBN978-83-61421-70-2
Release date2014-04-05
SeriesYellow
Cat. No.9135
CategoryAvailable CategoryDostępne
FormatB5, 136 pages (136 in colour)
Price56.00 PLN Price13.99 GBP

The F3D was designed as a carrier-based all-weather fighter aircraft. It saw service with the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. While it never achieved the fame of the F-86 Sabre or other contemporary aircraft, it downed several MiG-15s as a night fighter over Korea with only one air-to-air loss. It also served as an electronic warfare platform in the Vietnam War.

The design, development and operations of these aircraft are described in detail, illustrated with many previously unpublished photos. Colour schemes and markings are described and illustrated with full colour profiles.

Scale plans in 1/72nd scale

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  • InternetModeler.com • 2014-07-26

    By Chris Banyai-Riepl

    The Douglas Skyknight has experienced a nice bit of attention in the modeling world over the last few years, and we now have quality kits in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales. Following on that have been several useful reference books, and Mushroom Model Publications has added to that library with their latest title. Done in their Yellow Series, the book documents the development and variant differences. On the latter, I was somewhat surprised by the number of variant options, as I thought there was just the F3D-1 and F3D-2. In fact, there was also the F3D-1M, F3D-2B, F3D-2M, F3D-2Q, F3D-2T, F3D-2T2, and the F3D-3 (which was a planned variant that never went into production). The designations of Navy aircraft changed during the Skyknight's career, so some of these designations changed to EF-10 examples (which are clearly referenced in the text).

    In addition to the variant overview and development text, the book also includes some coverage of the wartime exploits of the Skyknight over Korea. While this is the most well-known combat usage of the Skyknight, the plane also saw action during the Vietnam War as an electronic warfare aircraft. This book documents that history as well.

    Complementing the text throughout are some outstanding photos, including quite a few great color shots. These cover the early prototypes and test aircraft as well as Korean and Vietnam combat aircraft. Adding to the colors and markings of the Skyknight, the book features several color profile illustrations that span the entire life of the F3D. A set of scale drawings and a photo walkaround round out the comprehensive coverage in this book. For those looking for a good reference on the Skyknight, this book has just about everything you could hope for. Detailed photo coverage, colorful illustrations, and a nicely written text makes this a great addition to any Navy jet reference library. My thanks to Mushroom Model Publications for the review copy.

  • Inscale.org • 2014-07-26

    BY SCOTT

    The F3D was designed as a carrier-based all-weather fighter aircraft. It saw service with the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. While it never achieved the fame of the F-86 Sabre or other contemporary aircraft, it downed several MiG-15s as a night fighter over Korea with only one air-to-air loss. It also served as an electronic warfare platform in the Vietnam War.

    Contents:

    Introduction

    Birth and Development

    F3D Skynight – versions

    XF3D-1

    F3D-1 (F-10A)

    F3D-1M (MF-10A)

    F3D-2 (F-10B)

    F3D-2B

    F3D-2M (MF-10B)

    F3D-2Q (EF-10B)

    F3D-2T & F3D-2T2 (TF-10B)

    F3D-3

    Korean War

    Vietnam War

    D3D Skynight operators

    Skynight survivors

    Douglas F3D Skynight Technical Description

    Detail Photos:

    General view

    Fuselage

    Engine

    Canopy

    Cockpit

    Wings

    Tail

    Undercarriage

    Stores

    This new book from MMP on the Douglas F3d Skyknight is packed with loads of detail reference images and thoroughly researched text dealing with the design and development of this all-weather night fighter.

    For the modeller there is 1/72 scale planes inside and a series of colour profiles. The walk around images is excellent and with them being in full colour will make for excellent reference for the modeller that likes to super-detail their builds.

    As with the other books available from MMP Publishing you will fine the price worth it for such an great reference book of the Douglas F3d Skyknight.

    Highly Recommended for the modeller and aviation enthusiast.

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