S u m m a r y
||Yellow Series No 6121 - Mikoyan
By Massimo Tessitori
||160 pages in A5 format with card
cover, 50 pages of colour photos, 30 pages of colour artwork, many
illustrations from the aircraft manuals, 1/72 scale plans of all
versions plus war-time photos in black and white.
GBP£12.00 available online from Mushroom
distributed in the USA by MMD
||Very informative, easy read plus
“walk rounds” of all surviving aircraft.
Reviewed by Glen Porter
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The Mikoyan Gurevich bureau, MiG, is probably the best known of all the
Soviet aircraft manufacturers. This newest book from Mushroom Model Publications
details the development and fighting history of the first of that bureau's
fighter aircraft, the MiG-1, and the MiG-3 that was developed from it.
The first eight chapters covers the development from the K-project through the
I-200, MiG-1, MiG-3 and later developments like the I-230 and I-231. Also among
these chapters, are numerous photos of the aircraft plus 1/72nd scale plans.
This is followed by four chapters covering the wartime history from Operation
Barbarossa through summer and autumn 1941, winter 41/42 and after the spring of
1943. Again there are many photos from this period.
We then get into the colour profiles which include a massive 102 colour artworks
showing the standard and non-standard schemes from various periods, summer and
winter plus several profiles of aircraft captured by the enemy and put into use.
Next come detail photos with sub-sections covering engine, armament, canopy,
cockpit, fuselage, tail, wing and undercarriage. Most are colour shots of
restored aircraft with some black and white period photos plus line drawings to
illustrate the subjects.
Last but not least, there are three pages of text and photos of all the
preserved aircraft known to exist.
I have by now reviewed quite a few of these Mushroom books and every new title
seems to be better than the one before. I just wonder how much better they can
get, and really look forward to seeing what interesting subjects they will come
up with next.
Highly Recommended to all modellers and historians alike.
All Mushroom Model
Publications books are
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who now accept credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Switch)
distributors are MMD, Australian distributors are Platypus
Publications. In Europe, the books are available from any good bookshop (via our
UK distributors, Orca). Contact MMP direct in case of difficulties.
Roger at Mushroom Model
Review Copyright © 2006 by Glen Porter
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