Book Review: Richard S. Dann
"Walk Around Number 9: F6F Hellcat"
I've long been a fan of Rich Dann's
books on naval aircraft types, and
this volume is no exception, mixing coverage of both restored aircraft
and vintage Grumman photography. There are numerous useful tidbits,
including scrap drawings showing the differences between the early and
late bomb racks used on Hellcats, shots showing how the drop tank was
fitted, gun and rocket installations, a good image of the F6F-3E's
APS-4 radar pod, and much more.
Color profiles include
aircraft from VF-5, VF-6, VF-27, VF-83,
VMF(N)-533, No.804 Squadron, French Aeronavale,
and an Operation Crossroads drone.