FS: New Books, CDs, Decal Patterns

United States Air Force: History and Guide to Resources. Provides a chronological history of the USAF from 1947 through January 2005,
giving a year-by-year listing of combat operations, organizational changes, selected crashes, introduction and retirements of aircraft types and weapons systems, record flights, and military space activities. The extensive Guide to Resources lists hundreds of information sources dating back to the late 1940s, covering books, newspapers, and magazines. This is organized into sections dealing with specific aircraft and weapons types, conflicts, and general reference works.
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F-15C Demo Eagle Decal Patterns & Reference
1/32, 1/48, and 1/72 scale Decal patterns in pdf and Microsoft Works word processor format for this specially marked Eagle from Langley AFB. These patterns can be used to create decals using color inkjet or color laser printers and 8.5*11 inch waterslide decal paper (not included) Requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html OR a modern word processor capable of reading Works files. also included are "raw" .bmp format versions of the patterns that can be manipulated in many graphics packages
System requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP with a 4X or better CD-ROM drive, at least 64MB RAM recommended for optimal viewing.
Reference Images This CD also includes an .html format reference page detailing this particular aircraft, with dozens of high-resolution color images showing the airframe in extreme detail.
Dataview #4: F-16
Dataview #4: F-16 tracks the development of the "Viper" from the original YF-16 lightweight fighter prototype through today's heavily armed multi-role F-16E/F Desert Falcon. A comprehensive text is interwoven with over 100 full color thumbnail images, which can be left clicked to access larger high resolution versions. Areas covered include the development and US service career of the F-16, service variants, special purpose and test models, foreign usage, and combat. A selection of high resolution detail imagery will be of use to modelers. And as always, there is a comprehensive resource directory to help locate magazine articles and photos, Internet sites, and modeling products. No special software is needed - only a modern browser.
System requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, at least 64MB RAM. CD-ROM drive, and a modern Internet browser such as IE 5+, Navigator 7, Mozilla Firebird, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera. An internet connection is not necessary to view the e-book and images, but is needed to access external links in the resource directory.
Special - As part of the package, you will also receive a complementary advance copy of Dataview#5: Trainer Aircraft. This sneak preview, also in HTML format, contains over 70 high resolution walk-round images of the T-37B, T-38C, T-1A Jayhawk, T-34C Mentor, and the Jet Provost T.5. Also included is a resource directory detailing where to find additional information on a multitude of trainer types.
Construction Vehicles Over 330 color images of civilian & military construction vehicles!
Dataview Publishing's latest title offers the chance to relive the childhood wonder reserved for heavy construction vehicles. Kids have been awed by bulldozers, big trucks, and cranes for years. Now, with high resolution walk-around images, reminiscing adults can excavate exceptional details.
Packaged as a self-starting, easy to navigate CD*, this image collection is a treasure trove of reference shots for the modeler and enthusiast.
* Requires Windows 98/ME/XP, at least 64MB memory for optimum viewing, 8x or better CD drive
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1/72 and 1/144th scale F-4F Silver Lobos decal patterns
Decal Patterns depicting six F-4Fs of the recently retired 20th FS, the last USAF unit to use the Phantom in an operational role. Also a variety of emblems depicting the 20th FS "Silver Lobos" as well different versions of the 49th Fighter Wing and Air Combat Command emblems. Requires waterslide inkjet decal paper and a color inkjet or color laser printer (not provided). Acrobat Reader is required to access the file and can be downloaded for free at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
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