Classic Warships Books
reviewed by Timothy Dike
Classic Warships is getting into Classic Aircraft with it's first aircraft book covering the USS Midway Air Wings.
This book covers all the airwings that have operated on the Midway from her shakedown cruise in 1945 to Desert Storm in 91. The photos are mostly full page size with informative captions. Portraits of the commanders are overalaid on some images as well as notes for the composition of the airwings for that era. For those who are interested primarily in ships, you will love the shots of the island and inside the hanger deck. click to
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 A variety of aircraft are featured from propeller driven aircraft from the WW2 era to the latest jet aircraft. Squadron notes are included throughout the book. Some of those aircraft include:
  • SB2C Helldiver
  • F4U Corsair
  • TBM Avenger
  • AD Skyraider
  • F7U Cutlass
  • HUP-1 Retriever
  • AJ Savage
  • F-3H Demon
  • A-3 Skywarrior
  • F9F Cougar
  • F9F Panther
  • E1B Tracer
  • F-4 Phantom
  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • H-3 Sea King
  • F-14 Tomcat
  • F-8 Crusader
  • A-4 Skyhawk
  • A-7 Corsair
  • A-6 Intruder
  • E-2 Hawkeye
  • EA 6B Prowler
The aircraft are shown in flight, on deck, and in action. 
This book makes and excellent companion to the USS Midway book. If you build post war carriers, this is a must have book for you. A ship model of an aircraft carrier is not really complete without her airwing. This book will help you to get that detail right. An excellent resourse for the modeler and historian alike.

This book is 72 pages in soft cover format with  over 120 B&W photos, 4 in color. It has a list price of  of $19.95. I got mine from Classic Warships Publishing. Stever Wiper carries this and many other Naval Theme books.