By Danny Coremans
All the versions of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat are uncovered, till the last nut, including the last ever pictures of their last carrier tour in the Gulf.
Almost 750 (all colour) photos are given of the Tomcats. This book has the size of 21 x 24 cm (5,33 x 9.5 inch), contains of 168 pages and has additional 2 large foldouts ( 1 meter / 40" long) with 1/72nd & 1/48th scale, the various cockpit lay-out drawings and a list of the Bureau Numbers.
Attention to detail is the hallmark of all the books in of Danny Coremans' Uncovering series. Every conceivable facet of the plane is photographed from every conceivable angle. The contents of every avionics bay and what is behind every access panel is exposed. Larger components, such as the engine, vulcan cannon, ejection seat, or missles are photographed out side of the plane. At the top corner of every page, there is a diagram of the plane with what is pictured filled in with red as well as a color coded tab with a text description. If you really want to know how these planes are constructed, there is no substitute for these books.
we start at the nose probe...
...but uncover quickly what's inside the radome:
the complete fuselage in detail, including flaps &
tails shown from inboard (& outboard):
we show the full underside (here the front fuselage):
some special features:
the three cockpit versions, starting with 6 pages
of the A-model:
10 pages of the F-14B cockpits:
even 14 pages of the F-14D cockpits:
both ejection seats in detail (here the SJU-17):
the nose landing gear - with never published sequences:
the landing gear bays from every angle:
a large part is showing the Tomcat in maintenance,
uncovering what's behind those panels:
or behind the seats:
or below the wing pivot covers:
and then there's still space left for the armament
Phoenix, Sidewinder, Sparrow, JDAM and other bombs,
168 pages with 750+ detailed colour pictures in total...
and not to forget the 1 meter long fold out pages
with 1/72nd and 1/48th scale drawings and cockpit diagrams:
We hope you are convinced that this book is worth
to be on your desk !