in Details and Yugoslav Service
Serbian Aviation Information Network
S u m m a r y
AN-2 in Details and Yugoslav Service
Published by Air Serbia – Serbian Aviation Information Network
||1 CD-ROM (requires Windows 98SE
and above or Macintosh OS 10.2.4 or later and Acrobat 7.0, included
on the disk)
US$19.90 online from Air Serbia
||Well thought out and useful
reference for the modeller.
Reviewed by Ken Bowes
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There have been several attempts
in the recent past to master the art of computer based publications for
modellers and aviation enthusiasts. Unfortunately most have promised
much and been somewhat disappointing in both content and delivery.
AirSerbia’s CD package “Antonov AN-2 in Details and Yugoslav Service” is
in my opinion a breakthrough in this format. AirSerbia is the Serbian
Aeronautical Information Network, and like their Western equivalents
have devoted much time to documenting the aviation history of their
homeland. This disk is their first multi-media product, although they
have produced an online Magazine for several years. Using the latest
version of Acrobat (Version 7.0 which is usefully provided on the CD for
installation by the user) and PDF 1.5 features the package is a fully
interactive and comprehensive multi-media reference on the An-2 Colt.
The CD covers all the usual
bases that one would expect from an aviation historical group. A
detailed history, technical analysis, walkaround photos, model reviews
etc. Then the real benefit of the CD ROM delivery becomes apparent.
AirSerbia have provided facsimiles of several technical manuals in both
English and Russian, littered with useful technical drawings to support
the detailing of a model. Further when reading the section on the engine
for example, a click on hot-links will take the reader to close up
photos of fine details, all useful to the modeller. Also included is
some neat Artwork for a decal sheet covering a number of Yugoslav An-2s.
As the artwork is provided as a PDF file, sizing is locked in and one
only needs the appropriate bubblejet or laser printer compatible decal
film to produce a unique set of markings for the Italeri, Trumpeter or
Bilek An-2 kits.
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I freely admit that I was
dubious about this product when I first saw it given some past
experiences with similar products, but having spent some time exploring
AirSerbia's AN-2 reference CD, I have become a convert.
It is also worth following the
link on the entry page to
which has an English option, as it contains a veritable treasure trove
on both Balkan and global aviation. If you want good photos of Federal
Yugoslav MiG-29 Fulcrums for example, you will find them on this
AirSerbia is to be congratulated
for this product and I only hope they produce a few more.
Many thanks to
AirSerbia for the
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