Kagero | Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, Vol. II
Reviewed by Kevin Williams
Publishing Date: 2022
ISBN: 978-83-66673-69-4 (Softcover)
This volume from Kagero (typical of the entire Monograph series), is predominantly color photos of the venerable F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, showing various aspects of day to day operations, weaponry and maintenance scenes. While certainly not a walk around type reference, nonetheless an excellent choice for those that may be interested in adding some nice Hornet reference to the ol' book collection, as I most certainly will be doing.
The Hornets, along with their predecessors, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II and F-15 Eagle, quickly made it's mark as well, excelling at virtually every task assigned to it, a classic design that will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greats. Much like the vaunted F-4, the Hornets have themselves been purchased by many nations, such is its reputation.
The artwork that is provided, is in the form of several color profile illustrations and some technical drawings, all of which are appreciated by this author.
Obviously, kits are available in our scale, of both the F/A-18E & F, so building a representative one, as seen in this book, should prove very doable.
As is clearly evident, the photos are quite superb, as is typical.
For any and all fans of the venerable Super Hornets (and who isn't), this book is just bound to please.
This book, being Volume II, following on the heels of Vol. I, which was dedicated to the legacy hornets, concerns itself (naturally) with the vastly improved Super Hornets, and I genuinely appreciate the coverage given herein, especially carrier ops shots. (Being a St. Louis hometown boy, I've grown quite accustomed to regularly seeing (and hearing) F-4 Phantoms, F-15 Eagles, Legacy Hornets and now Super Hornets, and am so pleased that I've gotten to experience all of these types "first-hand".)
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this book as a solid 10, no question about it. Topping out at roughly 90 pages of iconic Super Hornet coverage, most all of which is in great color imagery, it is highly recommended.
My review copy compliments of Casemate Publishers. Thanks a ton to Casemate, it's a truly awesome piece of reference work, and one that will surely fill the bill for any aviation enthusiast/modeler that has a passion for the much beloved and respected Super Hornet.
© Kevin Williams 2022
This review was published on Monday, May 02 2022; Last modified on Sunday, May 08 2022