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SKU: 1002
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The History of the 506th Fighter Group, Iwo Jima, 1945

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The book chronicles the history of the 7th Fighter Command’s 506th Fighter Group and its three fighter squadrons, the 457th, the 458th and the 462nd and the operations they flew from the island of Iwo Jima in the closing months of World War.

The book comprises of 56 pages in all with the first 17 devoted to a description of the missions flown by the 506th and the remaining 39 to the colours and markings of selected machines of the three squadrons. The coverage in the markings part of the book is full and complete with superb artwork (profiles as well as plan views and “in action” paintings) backed up with (in the main) sharp and clear period images of the depicted machine. Text is minimal and confined to captions to the photographs but what there is of it gives you a fairly comprehensive understanding of the machine, its pilots (there were generally two pilots assigned to each machine in the 506th) and its ground crew.

The decals are provided in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale and have been printed by Techmod. Anyone who has used Techmod decals would know that they are very thin and must be floated onto their resting place carefully using plenty of water. Once in place they settle down beautifully with firm pressure and minimal settling solution. They also have a bare minimum of carrier film which is a good thing as they are destined for natural metal finish machines which easily shows up carrier film.

The book is A4 in size and landscape format. It comprises 56 pages (good quality glossy paper is used) between thin cardboard covers. It has 84 black and white photos, 5 color photos, and 33 color profiles.
Price: $29.95
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