S u m m a r y
||Soft cover, 62 pages of text.
from Instituto Bibliografico Napoleone
||Italian and English text.
Concise combination of history, modeling and camouflage.
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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New from the Italian publisher IBN, Aviolibri Special
No 8 covers the A 129 Mangusta (Mongoose) attack helicopter.
is a book written for the modeller. It is in dual text of Italian and
English with the left hand column of each page in Italian.
The book covers:
- The development,
operational record (to date).
- Projected future of the
- Training of Mangusta
- Colours and markings.
- Technical description.
The modelling aspect of the book
covers just two kits, the Cunarmodel and the Italeri offering, both in
1/72 scale. Thankfully, the lion's share of coverage is for the readily
available Italeri kit. It gives you a blow-by-blow description on how
to construct, detail and paint the kit.
The book is 20 x 28 cm and
comprises 64 glossy pages between cardboard covers. It contains 70
photographs, 26 of them in colour. The rear cover carries three colour
profiles illustrating the three different camouflage styles worn by the
Aviolibri Special No.8 is a
great reference book for fans of rotary wing aircraft.
Thanks to I.B.N. Instituto
Bibliografico Napoleone for the review copy.
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