Mikoyan MiG-29 (Famous Russian Aircraft) Hardcover – February 1, 2007
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About the Author
- Publisher : Midland Publishing Ltd. (February 1, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 512 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1857802314
- ISBN-13 : 978-1857802313
- Item Weight : 5.01 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.94 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,750,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The MiG-29 Fulcrum is one of the more well-known USSR or Russian military aircraft to the West and a number of books were published during the past 10 years. This new book is published by Midland under the "Famous Russian Aircraft" label. Other books published under this label were MiG-31 (Dec 2005), Su-27 (Dec 2007) and MiG-21 (Apr 2008). This book is heavy, hardcover with dust-jacket, 512 pages (glossy paper) in total. It contains countless number of pictures (mostly colour), colour profiles and line drawing of all types of MiG-29 and variants.
I also owned a copy of Yefim's earlier book (1999) "MiG-29 Fulcrum -Multi-Role Fighter" published by MBI. At the time, that book was already a great book covering every aspect of this aircraft. This new book by Yefim is a three-fold improvement and no other titles would contain more information/pictures on MiG-29 than this one. All the pictures, colour profiles and line drawings in this book are of the highest quality and just this aspect deserves more than 5 stars!!
A brief description of the 12 parts of this book:-
(1) Taking Shape - Design and concept (30 pages)
(2) Learning To Fly - Prototypes and testing (16 pages)
(3) The Family Starts Growing - Production and deployment (40 pages)
(4) The New Generation - MiG-29 in Service (18 pages)
(5) Pushing For The Navy - Russian Navy MiG-29 (40 pages)
(6) New Lords, New Upgrades - (20 pages)
(7) The 21st Century Generation - (52 pages)
(8) The MiG-29 In Action - (56 pages)
(9) The MiG-nificent Displays - Aerobatics (36 pages)
(10) The MiG-29 In Detail - Close-up photos and line drawings (106 pages)
(11) The MiG-29 vs The Competition - (18 pages)
(12) The Operators - Fulcrum in foreign services (68 pages)
As I said on the Su-27 book under the same label, I do not think there will be a better book on MiG-29 in the market for some years unless Yefim decides to do a revision in a few years time. All Russian military aircraft enthusiasts should not miss this one. This is a highly recommended item for a long time to come.
Perhaps as valuable as anything else, are many dozens of examples of exceptional artwork (side-views and four-views) of the MiG-29 in all its iterations (save, inexplicably, a color rendering of the Mig-29M2). There are cutaways, lineage charts of development, in fact anything you can dream up all for an amazingly reasonable price via Amazon.com.
Indispensable for anyone interested in this aircraft and as good as virtually anything produced on amy single plane. OUTSTANDING!
I am amending all my FRA reviews with the below datasheet:
I weight the last three far heavier than the first three for my overall score
Translation errors (lower score for more errors) 4.5
On topic Data (Better is higher) 4.0
Pertinent comparisons to similar aircraft 5.0
Data errors from table to text (Lower for more errors) 4.0
Aircraft Sub-Variant data breakdown 4.5
Specific data on Weapons carried 4.5
Filled with photographs and outstanding artwork, this beautiful volume contains details tracing the lineage and performance of the MiG-29 and its many variants that cannot be found anywhere else. Truly a masterpiece, and well worth the price.
As a scale modeller this book provides minute details from photos taken from almost every angle
The line drawing and 3 views are helpful too.
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Sehr empfehlenswert, vor allem für Modellbauer!