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The A-4N and TA-4J 'Ahit' in Israeli Air Force Service

by Ra'anan Weiss & Yoav Efrati

DoubleUgly! Books

 

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number, Description and ISBN:

The A-4N and TA-4J 'Ahit' in Israeli Air Force Service
by Ra'anan Weiss & Yoav Efrati

DoubleUgly! Books

ISBN: 978-3935687195

Contents & Media:

120 pages in A4 landscape mode, soft cover, semi-gloss paper, hundreds of colour photographs and walkaround ones and many profiles.

Price:

€24.95 plus shipping available online from DoubleUgly! Books

or from specialist book and hobby shops.

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Detailed and comprehensive look at the history, operations and detail walkaround photographs of the A-4N ‘Ahit’. Great colour photographs with excellent associated text explanations in English and German.

Disadvantages:

None.

Conclusion:

A great reference for modellers wanting to build an IDF A-4N or TA-4J aircraft.


Reviewed by David Couche


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FirstRead

This is the third in the series of ‘Aircraft References for Enthusiasts and Modellers’ from DoubleUgly Books and covers the A-4N and TA-4J 'Ahit' in Israeli Air Force Service. The book is a soft cover A4 landscape format publication, printed on high quality semi-gloss paper. The text is in English and German on each page. The authors, Ra'anan Weiss & Yoav Efrati, are both well-known and talented modellers, authors and part of the Isradecal company, so you know that factual knowledge will be correct and also the degree of access they have to the real aircraft.

 

 

The book contains over 450 high resolution colour photographs of these aircraft and associated equipment and ordinance. The book is divided into the following sections;

  • Introduction
  • Photo Gallery
  • Walk Around – In Detail
  • Drawings

The introduction of 14 pages, covers the operating history of the A-4 in the IDF in a fairly detail way including operational units and technical details of various versions.

 

 

Following on is a 24 page Photo Gallery of the A-4 in IDF service, plenty of flying photos and air base photos. There is plenty of material there for the modeller to find schemes and get details of markings etc. for their builds.

Next is the Walk Around, all 72 pages of beautiful detailed shots of just about every imaginable sections of the A-4N and TA versions. Not only is this the perfect IDF reference but much of the detail photos in respect of things like the wheel bays etc would cover A-4’s of other operating nationalities. This is an incredibly rich modelling asset and, to be honest, my few examples of the pages here fail to do this publication real justice.

 

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Finally there are 11 pages of coloured profiles and 2 sets of upper and lower views covering a number of the units that flew these A-4’s and includes some great versions of the TA-4J. Having a couple of TA-4J kits in the stash, one at least must be an IDF version after reading this book.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This book is an excellent quality publication providing an absolute wealth of reference photographs and details. For anyone building any model of an A-4N or TA-4J of the Israeli Defence Force and want some detailed references, then this is the book for you. This book is highly recommended.

Thanks to Little Shop of Phantoms for the sample.


Review Copyright 2018 by David Couche
This Page Created on 28 November, 2019
Last updated 28 November, 2019

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