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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

Tiltrotor Tactical Transport


Bill Norton






S u m m a r y

Title: Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey - Tiltrotor Tactical Transport
by Bill Norton
Aerofax Series. Published by Midland Publishing
ISBN: 1 85780 165 2
Media and Contents: Soft cover; 136 pages
Price: GBP16.99 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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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. 

Midland 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: 

  • Origination.
  • Background.
  • 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 cardboard covers. 

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.


Thanks to Ian Allen Publishing for the review sample

Review Copyright 2004 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 25 November, 2004
Last updated 24 November, 2004

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