Detail & Scale "B-29 Superfortress Derivatives"
& Armour Press Ltd's "Detail and Scale" series Volume 25: "B-29
Superfortress - Part 2 - Derivatives" by Alwyn T. Lloyd. ISBN 0-85368-839-7.
Published in 1987 this is a book far ahead of its time. 72 pages of black
and white pictures with a
of line drawings and illustrations. There are also 8 pages of colour
photo's. At the back you get a roundup as to how to model a whole range of
the derivatives covered in the book including the F-13A, RB-29A, TB-29
target tug, Tarzon Bomb Carrier, Mother Ships for Goblin, X-1 & Skyrocket,
WB-29, KB-29P and KC-97 tankers. There is even a list of Decals available.
It is hard to believe this book was printed 20 years ago! If you need a book
on some unusual B-29 derivations then this is the one. Recommended.
David A. Anderton "B-29 Superfortress at War"
Published by Ian Allan in 1978. The book is 176 pages long and anyone who has
one of Ian Allan's "At War" Series will know what they are getting: a 1970's
'look-and-feel', large book, full of
service history and black and white photo's. How does this compare? No
surprises, that is exactly what you get however there is a four page center
section of colour photo's. It is a shame these repeat colour photo's already
printed on the front and rear covers.. What was the point? With a couple of
exceptions there are almost no interior airframe photo's. Disappointing.
John Pimlott "B-29 Superfortress" Warplanes in Col
Published by Arms and Armour Press in 1980. Despite the claim to be
"Warplanes in Colour" this is no such thing. There are just eleven colour
photo's in the entire book! You get sixty-four pages with a sprinkling of
diagrams. Several black
photo's are colour tinted but not in colour. It is almost as if the book is
in colour but they couldn't find many colour photo's. However it does boast
that nice colour cutaway diagram that may of some use to superdetailers. Apart
from that there is no walkaround or scale plans. Also you will find no colour artworks. The
text covers development, manufacture and some service history, but it is
brief. There are some technical tables at the back.