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TopShots 11001 MiG-21MF
||Soft cover, 42 pages
USD$16.96 available online from Squadron.com
useful photographic reference.
Reviewed by Ken Bowes
Kagero's TopShots MiG-21MF is
available online from Squadron.com
This useful little publication heralds a new
series from Polish Publishers Kagero.
MiG-21MF is a photographic walk around book
covering the Fishbed in Polish Service under series title “Topshots”.
With last MiG-21MFs phased out of service in Poland in 2003, the authors
Krzysztof Barcz and Dariusz Warszawaski, have taken the opportunity to
compile this book to provide a lasting and detailed reference of the
type. Complementing the myriad of colour photographs are extracts from
manuals and technical drawings of items such as the ejection seat,
cockpit controls and various bays on the aircraft. If a modeller was
planning to build a MiG-21MF they would be silly to overlook this neat
little A5 booklet as a reference.
Accompanying the book, and
common with other Kagero publications, is a neat decal sheet printed by
Techmod. This provides markings for two aircraft including 7809, the
aircraft flown by WGCDR Jan Sliwka of the 10th Air Support
Squadron based at Lask. Features of these markings include a neat Dragon
emblem for the base at Lask (worn high on the tail) and a diving eagle
Squadron crest worn on the nose. This sheet is well printed and in
register whilst the options are provided in all three major scales. 7809
is illustrated with photos in the book and in a three view drawing on
the back cover for details of the three tone gray scheme, for anyone
wishing to build it. Unfortunately I may have overlooked it, but I could
not find the other option (7907) either in photo or drawing form in the
book or any colour matches for the illustrated scheme so I am unable to
comment fully on this aspect of the book.
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All photo captions are in
English with a Polish summary provided. Despite the shortcomings with
the decal sheet instructions the book itself will serve modellers well.
Other “Topshots” titles include TBM-3 Avenger, Mi-24D/W and Bf-109G-6.
Squadron for the review sample
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