S u m m a r y
||LTV A-7 Corsair II
Part 1 - The SLUF (Short Little Ugly Fellow) in US Navy Service
by Werner Münzenmaier
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover; 72 pages plus covers
available from specialist book and hobby shops, or
online from AirDOC
history and excellent photographic documentation of the A-7 Corsair II
in US Navy service
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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The subject of this review is No 12 in their Post World War II Combat
Aircraft series and it covers the Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II, the
SLUF (the Short Little Ugly Fellow) in U.S. Navy service.
To me, the book is reminiscent of the old Detail and Scale’s Colour and
Markings series. Whilst basically a picture book the text does describe
the A-7 from its development stages in the early 1960s through to its
retirement in the early 1990s and everything in between. The text is not
in depth but it does give you an understanding of the entire life of the
A-7 without being too technical. The text is in both English and German
The book is in three parts, an introduction and an “in action” and a
Desert Storm section. The introduction covers all versions of the A-7
from the –A through to the –E as well as the two-seat TA-7C and EA-7L.
The “in action” section covers the operational history of the A-7 from
Vietnam and up to the Gulf war with its Gulf War usage being covered in
the final section.
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The real strength of the book is the photographic
coverage and the illustrations. It provides you with 165 first class
colour photographs of not only the aircraft but also the squadron
patches of its operators. There are 19 illustrations by way of full
colour side profiles in the main with a single full colour plan and
profile views as well as a set of 1/72 scale side profile and plan-view
The book is soft back with thin card covers, A4 in size and comprises 72
Pages printed on high quality glossy paper.
AirDOC’s website lists the price at €17.95 or around USD$26.00 and
AUS$29.00 which is excellent value for money as far as I am concerned.
Thanks to AirDOC Publications for the review sample
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Review Copyright © 2007 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 23 October, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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