- Paperback: 82 pages
- Publisher: Histoire & Collections; 1st edition (October 30, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 2913903479
- ISBN-13: 978-2913903470
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,521,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Curtiss P-40: From 1939 to 1945 (Planes and Pilots, 3) Paperback – October 30, 2008
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Part of the 'Planes and Pilots' series, the Laurelut/Elbied book details Curtiss' study warhorse model-by model. After a chapter on the P-36/Hawk 75, it examines the P-40 prototypes, P-40CU and P-40B/C, P-40D/E, P-40F, etc. The chapters on the main production models feature a one-two page summary of that aircraft, two-four b&w/color photographs and beaucoup pages of color side-views. The P-40N chapter, for example, has eight pages of profiles depicting some 32 P-40s flown by different units and/or air forces. Generally the profiles seem accurate; likewise, the color schemes. There are also sections on P-40 users, nose art, differences between models, Flying Tiger markings, etc.
The problem, as always, lies in the text. It's poorly done with typos, poor syntax and, especially, run-on sentences. One sentence is a paragraph long! Given the nice job Histoire & Collections did on the artwork, they really should invest in a author and/or translator fluent in the English language and aviation terminology.
So, thumbs up on artwork; thumbs down on text. Recommended with reservations.