By Bert Kinzey and Rock Roszak; softbound; 108 pages
Features of Detail & Scale's newest publication, F4F & FM Wildcat in Detail & Scale include:
- A detailed developmental and operational history of the
Wildcat, and follow that with an all-inclusive chapter on the various U.
S. Wildcat variants. Every variant of the Wildcat is covered,
including the XF4F-2/-3/-4/-5/-6 and -8 prototypes, the single example
of the F4F-3S Wildcatfish floatplane, and the F4F-3/-3A/-4/-7 and
FM-1/-2 operational variants. Both the French G-36A and the British
Martlets & Wildcats each have their own chapters which provide
wide-ranging coverage of these two programs.
- A comprehensive chapter on Wildcat
Details, long the hallmark of the Detail & Scale brand, follows.
This chapter contains nine sections covering the cockpit, windscreen and
canopy, engine and cowling, fuselage, landing gear, wings, armament,
external stores, and tail details. Complete coverage of almost every
square inch of the various variants of the Wildcat is provided through
more than 110 high resolution photographs (more than 70 in full color).
- A colorful look at the paint schemes and markings used
by the Wildcat during its operational life. Changing Navy directives
for camouflage treatments and markings are provided that chronicle the
history of one of the longest operational periods of any WWII combat
- As with all Detail & Scale books, the final chapter
covers the modeling history of the Wildcat, from the early kits that are
now only collector’s items, to the gamut of kits that have been
available for past half century. The most popular scales of 1/144th,
1/72nd, 1/48th, and 1/32nd are treated as separate sections and the
available models in each are reviewed.