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The Grubby Truth, Issue #28 September 2013
September 20, 2013
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WelcomeHello readers and fellow aviation fans.
I've got some big news this edition with the release of new Mustang book that I have been involved with.
The 'Stang Book
I did a collection of profiles for a new Mustang book. It has been published by Red Roo Models, www.redroomodels.com., and is available now.
Here is the description of the book from Red Roo's website:
The 'Stang! - Mustangs of the RAAF and BeyondThe ’Stang! by Cam Care is a detailed history of the Mustang in RAAF service and beyond.
Following a look at the gestation of the Mustang, Cam describes the service of the Mustang with the RAAF from its use by 3 Squadron in the Mediterranean flying British supplied Mustangs and later their brief time in the Pacific at the end of World War 2, its manufacture at Fishermens Bend in Australia through to its service in Korea. The use of the Mustang by the part-time Citizen Air Force squadrons and various smaller units such as the Air Armament School and ARDU which conducted experimental flying with the type is also covered.
The life of Australian Mustangs after military use is thoroughly documented giving the readers an insight into the various people who have saved the aircraft from the scrappers and kept the Mustang still flying today.
An extensive appendix gives construction details and technical data of the Mustang, a history of the RAAF and CAF units who flew the Mustang and a full fleet listing of all North American and CAC Mustangs that flew in the RAAF plus an extensive chronology of the aircraft. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 500 black and white and colour photos, some of which have never been published before.
Specially commissioned colour profiles by Graeme Molineux supplement the text showing the various colour schemes worn by the Australian Mustangs in both military and civilian use. The ’Stang! is a must for any Mustang enthusiast with an interest in its service with the RAAF and its civilian use in Australia and overseas.This book makes an excellent companion to Southern Cross Mustangs as it covers the extensive history of the type in Australian service.
'Stang Profile Prints
All the profiles from the book are now available as individual profile prints from the Grubby Fingers webshop.
I recently finished a pair of MkII Hurricanes that were flown by Australian ace, William 'Jack'Storey in Burma.
There will be a slight change of pace with some New Zealand AFVs coming on line. The first will be a set of 4 Staghound armoured car profiles for an upcoming book.
After that will be a series of English Electric Canberra bombers.
Prints are available for purchase directly from the Grubby Fingers webshop.
That's it for this edition. See you next time!
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