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Warpaint Series [First Series]

The original Warpaint Series was derived from the long-running Warpaint feature in the fortnightly magazine Aviation News. The book series focused on post-war military aircraft, with an emphasis on the markings carried. Each book contains a concise written history of the subject covered, illustrated with b+w photographs and tone profiles. The centre pages are devoted to a 1:72 scale 5-view line drawings, with numerous scrap view of variants and details. A chapter on operators and markings is included. Appendices tabulate units, serial numbers, tail codes etc. Curiously, technical specifications are NOT included.

The Lightning title came in for some criticism from reviewers over inaccuracies in the tone drawings, and this may have contributed to the short run of the series.

Publisher: Alan W. Hall (Publications) Ltd, UK Language: English
20-34 pages, Softback, A4 size, b+w photos, tone drawings, 1:72 scale line drawings.


Quick jump: 1 5


'No.1 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, and RF-84F Thunderflash in European air forces'
by Paul A. Jackson
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1976]

23 pages, tone profiles, 1:72 scale 5-view drwg.

[Order from USA]


'No.2 British Aircraft Corporation Lightning Marks 1-6'
by Lindsay Peacock
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1977]

? pages, tone profiles, 1:72 scale 5-view drwg.


'No.3 McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Variants'
by Lindsay Peacock
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1978]

24 pages inc. covers, 19 tone profiles, 5 scale side-view line drwgs, centrespread 1:72 scale 5-view drwg.

[Order from USA]


'No.4 Convair B-58 Hustler and Variants'
by Lindsay Peacock
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1978]

19 pages, tone profile drwgs, 1:72 scale 5-view drwg.


'No.5 Lockheed C-130 Hercules'
by Bob Archer
[ISBN n/a, First published: 1979]

34 pages inc. inside covers, 6 pages tone drwgs (24 tone profiles), pull-out A2-size 1:72 scale 5-view drwg.

[Order from USA]



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