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SAAB Gripen

Sweden's 21st Century Multi-Role Aircraft


Gerard Keijsper






S u m m a r y

Title: SAAB Gripen - Sweden's 21st Century Multi-Role Aircraft
by Gerard Keijsper. Aerofax Series  Published by Midland Publishing
ISBN: 1 85780 140 7
Media and Contents: Soft cover; 176 pages
Price: GBP19.99 online from Ian Allen Publishing
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Good collection of images; clear descriptions and diagrams of variants; informative text; colour photos; great modeller's reference
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by
Rodger Kelly

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Midland Publishing's Aerofax series keeps on going from strength to strength with good quality, well written and well produced titles.

The edition covering the Saab JAS 39 Gripen is amongst their new titles and it certainly continues this trend.

Consisting of 10 chapters, it covers the Gripen through its gestation, testing and development, and introduction into service. Other chapters include losses and the never ending quest for sales to other countries.

The book contains 250 photographs and black and white line drawings. 247 of the photos are good quality colour shots. The photographic coverage includes shots of the cockpit as well as the armament and radar systems which will be a real boon to the modeller seeking information in detailing their kit.

The book is soft back, 81/2" x 11" in size and contains176 pages printed on glossy paper between cardboard covers.

This is a quality product that has something for both the aviation enthusiast as well as the modeller.


Thanks to Ian Allen Publishing for the review sample

Review Copyright 2004 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 02 September, 2004
Last updated 02 September, 2004

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