Key Publishing | Aircraft of Red Flag
Reviewed by Kevin Williams
Publisher: Key Publishing
Author: Scott Cuong Tran & Nick Tran
Publishing Date: 2020
This is but my third experience with Key Publishing, and I must say that I really like what I see here. Always one to gobble up "any" new references featuring gorgeous color photos of my favorite aircraft, I just naturally had to check this book out.
This particular book, obviously takes a look at the many and varied aircraft that participate in Red Flag, both United States and allied aircraft, and is comprised of 128 exclusively color photos. There are no detail shots here, so definitely not a walk around type volume.
Many of the aircraft featured here, are stalwart subject amongst many modelers, and are well represented here. I'm particularly pleased with the real "at work" type of photos presented here in color. Large scale modelers have a wealth of kits to choose from regarding many of these aircraft; Tornado, F-15, F-16, FA/18, A-10, etc.
Typical Photo Quality to be Found Throughout
As previously noted, virtually all photos are in color.
To me, the high point of this volume, is the overall appeal of the subject matter, all packaged in a smooth, attractive presentation.
I'll have to say that, to me, this book is very good value, given the overall intensity of the content.
For any and all modern fighter aircraft fans out there, this book is most definitely recommended.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this book as a solid 10, no question about it. If you have a thing for beautiful photos of aircraft in flight (and who doesn't), I see this as a volume well worth adding to your library.
My review copy compliments of Casemate Publishers. Many thanks to Casemate, it's a very worthwhile volume, and well worth a place on my bookshelves.
Footnote: Key Publishing has several other interesting volumes, either ready to go, or soon to be published, and I'll be taking a look at a few of those in the near future, which I now eagerly look forward to.
© Kevin Williams 2022
This review was published on Monday, October 10 2022; Last modified on Saturday, October 15 2022