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|Publisher and Catalogue
||Modeller's Datafile Number 11
The British Aerospace Sea Harrier
by Andy Evans
illustrated by David Howley
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover, 128 pp. plus
double-sided, double A3 width fold out drawings and covers.
£18.00 + p&p
available online from SAM Publications
||A nice one-stop reference for
the modeller; well structured; useful walkaround and operational
photos; attractive profiles; high standard of modelling and analysis
of available kits in 1/24 and 1/48; excellent scale and scrap
drawings in 1/48 scale.
Reviewed by Brett Green
Modeller's Datafile Number
11 is available online from Squadron.com
SAM Publications has added the British Aerospace Sea Harrier to its Modellers
Datafile series. The modeller-friendly
format of the 11th book in this series will be familiar to those who have purchased
The book comprises 128 pages plus double-sided, double A3 width fold out
drawings between its glossy green covers. Text commences with a brief
Introduction followed by a handy Glossary of
Terms, covering both technology and naval ranks. Chapter One describes the Sea
Harrier FRS.1 (Fighter, Reconnaissance and Strike). This chapter summarises
development, trials and history.
Next come Chapters on the T.4N trainer, the Falklands War, Ski Jumping and
the Indian Navy version of the Sea Harrier, the FRS.51/T.60.
The following Chapter focuses on the heavily reworked Sea Harrier FRS.2 /
F/A.2 (same aircraft, different designation), followed by sections on AMRAAM
trials and the T.8N trainer.
The next three Chapters cover the 899 Sqn Anniversary Colour Scheme, and the
history and decommissioning of nos. 800 and 801 Squadron.
Eight pages of colour profiles are followed with artwork of Sea Harrier
badges and histories, then various walkaround photos and technical details
across several Chapters. Airfix 1/24 scale Sea Harrier kits plus 1/48 scale
FSR.1 and F/A.2 kits come next, with some very handy and well laid out
suggestions for corrections and detailing.
The book is rounded out with tables summarizing available accessories and
conversions, decals, Harrier histories and a bibliography
Inside the rear cover is a double-A3 width, double sided fold-out sheet of
1/48 scale drawings of the FRS.1 and F/A.2, with scrap views of the important
distinguishing characteristics. Drawings include profile, top and bottom plan,
and forward and rear views of both variants.
"The British Aerospace Sea Harrier" is a very helpful modeller's reference
for these important jump jet naval fighters.
Its 128 pages contain a helpful blend of historical and modelling information,
supported with copious in-service photos, technical drawings, colour walkarounds and inspiration via artwork and assembled models.
If you have the slightest interest in the Sea Harrier, this is one book
that should be on your shelves.
Thanks to SAM Publications
for the review sample.
Review Text Copyright ©
2007 by Brett Green
Page Created 16 November, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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