S u m m a r y
||Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey - Tiltrotor
by Bill Norton
Aerofax Series. Published by Midland Publishing
||1 85780 165 2
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover; 136 pages
GBP£16.99 online from Ian Allen Publishing
||Good collection of images; clear descriptions and diagrams of variants;
informative text; colour photos; great modeller's reference
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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The latest issue in Midland Publishing's Aerofax
series covers the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey.
The concept of safe vertical/short takeoff and
landing combined with speed is appealing to the military. However, it
is difficult to achieve. The V-22 Osprey is a case in point. There can
be no doubt that this aircraft has had a troubled beginning and
development. Hopefully though the bugs have just about been ironed out
and we will soon see this machine in squadron service.
Publishing's AeroFax series has a reputation for complete, concise and
detailed information on the subject it covers. This book is no
exception. It comprises nine chapters:
- Birth and Hiatus.
- Starting Again.
- Production and Service.
- The Future.
- Osprey Described.
- V-22 Specifications and Performance.
- Tiltrotor Gallery.
The book contains 375
photographs and black and white line drawings. 179 of the photos are
good quality colour shots. From a modeller's viewpoint, the
photographic coverage is complete with everything would want to see to
help you in detailing your model.
The book is soft back, 81/2"
x 11" in size and contains136 pages printed on glossy paper between
This is an excellent book as far as I am
concerned. It provides complete information in a neat package that will
appeal to both the modeller who is looking for information on detailing
his latest masterpiece and the aviation enthusiast as well.
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Review Copyright © 2004 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 25 November, 2004
Last updated 24 November, 2004
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