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Aircraft Reference Books

F-16, AH-64A Apache & 
Mirage 2000

Periscopio
Publications
  

 

 

S u m m a r y

Media: Soft cover; 11" x 8.25" format; 66 pages + covers
Price: US$13 each (air-mail postage free worldwide)
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Packed with useful reference photos; all colour, interesting alternate colours and markings for modellers; Apache book includes English captions
Disadvantages: All Greek body text and captions (except Apache book)
Recommendation: Recommended to any follower of these types

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Persicopo Publications have released a range of reference books relating to equipment and units of the modern Greek Army and Air Force. Three of the aircraft books are examined in this review.

Each book is soft cover, and published in full colour on high quality glossy paper. The books are all packed with excellent in-action and detail photos of their subject matter. It is interesting to see these familiar aircraft in the relatively rare Greek markings. 

The Mirage book includes 166 unique colour photographs and plans. This is a wonderful reference for anybody building the Revell or Heller Mirage 2000 kits in 1/48 scale with details of seats, weapons, instruments and a multitude of other details.

The F-16 book is similarly packed with 165 colour photos. These include some interesting three-colour wraparound schemes in flight. I wish I could read that Greek text for more detail, but the photos tell an eloquent story themselves.


The Apache book follows the same useful formula but adds English captions. This is a great help for non-Greek readers.

These will be highly valued references for enthusiasts and modellers of the F-16, Mirage 2000 and AH-64+, even if they do not read Greek.

Recommended.

 


Periscopo publications are available postage-free (by Air Mail) worldwide by addressing enquiries to via email to periscop@otenet.gr, or by Credit Card or Money Order to:

Stavros Panelis, 
PO Box 3951
10210 Athens
Greece

Tel/Fax + 01 382 1985

Thanks to Stelios Demiras from Periscopo Publications for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 13 November, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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