Pompiers en Zings
Barbaud & Alexandra Zainal
S u m m a r y
||Pompiers en Zings by Jean Barbaud &
Published by Editions Mosquito; Collection: Raconteur d'images
||Hard cover; 23cm x 23cm
available online from Mosquito's website
or online from Amazon.fr
||Entertaining collection of
firebomber cartoons, related characters and descriptive text; captions
in French and English; index of aircraft types included.
||Main text in French only (only a
problem if you cannot read French!)
Reviewed by Brett Green
Jean Barbaud will be known to HyperScale visitors for his Gallery
artworks and illustrations in French model magazines.
Jean has now turned his talents to a new book with Alexandra Zainal
entitled "Pompiers en Zings".
The focus of this book is firebombers. Between its hardback covers,
we are presented with colour caricatures of a wide variety of firebomber
types including the CL 215, PBY Catalina, S-2T, S-2F, PZL M-18DC-4,
DC-6, Fokker Freindship, AT-802, DH Beaver, Lockheed Constellation, Ford
Trimotor, B-17, B-25, Avenger, PB4Y Privateer, P-61, F7F, A-26, C-97,
C-119, C-123, C-130, PV2, P2V, P-3, Martin Mars, OV-10, UH-60L,
H-54/S-65 Skycrane, AN-2, Mil Mi-8Be-12, Be-200, Il-76; plus some
firefighting "what-ifs" including the S-3, A-10 and even a Boeing 747!
The book comprises 64 pages plus covers printed on high quality art
paper. Jean Barbaud's caricatures are entertaining and imaginative. The
aircraft are also supported by a range of equally colourful cartoon
The main text is presented in French, with selected captions being in
both French and English.
If you enjoy Jean Barbaud's artwork, or are a fan of firebombers, you
will take pleasure from "Pompiers en Zings".
Thanks to Jean Barbaud for the review samples
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Review Copyright © 2005 by Brett
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Last updated 08 January, 2005
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