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Photo Gallery and Profiles No.1

F-104 Starfighter


Periscopio Publications


S u m m a r y

Publication Details: Photo Gallery and Profiles No.1 F-104 Starfighter
ISBN: 9608345545
Media: Soft cover; A4 format; full colour
Price: 12 Euros or US$15.00 plus postage and packing - orders by email to sdemiras@periscopio.gr
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: The sort of close in under the hood photos that modeller seek out
Disadvantages: Not a comprehensive report of the shows.
Recommendation: Recommended 

Reviewed by
Ken Bowes

Model Expert Magazine may be ordered online through Squadron.com




Coming from the Greek Publishers Periscopio Publications, who have previously published the Model Expert and Air Power Modelling series, this is the first in what promises to be an excellent series of aviation reference monographs.  

Under the overall series title Photo Gallery and Profiles is F-104 Starfighter.  

This book by Alexandros Anestis and George Papadimitriou takes an in-depth look at all variants of the F-104, but primarily focuses on the successful F-104G. The book includes a brief history of the type and a country by country summary of the type in service, with many colour photos in the colours of each user. This is very interesting as it highlights the many varied users of the F-104 ranging from the US to NATO countries and smaller countries such as Jordan. The section serves to highlight the extensive trade in second hand Starfighters as the type left the service of Germany and other NATO users and passed in large numbers to operators such as Greece and Turkey.  

The real meat of the volume is however the detailed walk-around style photos of preserved airframes including some from the Hellenic Air Force Museum. Broken logically into forward and rear fuselage, undercarriage, wings and armament, this section covers 33 of the 64 pages and the majority of the 170 full colour photos in the book. Wrapping up the volume are 27 side and four view profiles illustrating some of the many schemes worn by the F-104. Overall Photo Gallery: F-104 Starfighter looks to be a very useful publication for modellers. Certainly there is more than enough to allow super-detailers to go to town on any of the many kits of the F-104 available.


Thanks to Stelios Demiras from Periscopio Publications for the review sample

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Publisher's Information:

orders by email to sdemiras@periscopio.gr

tel. 0030-2109273620
fax 0030-2109273622

Periscopio Publications
8 G. Seferi Str.
17234 DAFNI


Review Copyright 2006 by Ken Bowes
This Page Created on 10 April, 2006
Last updated 11 April, 2006

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