Author: Jiri Hornat and Bob Migliardi
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Many modelers are familiar with the camouflage patterns of WW II U.S., British, German, and Japanese aircraft. However, until the first publication of Colors of the Falcons in 2006, the camouflage patterns used by the Soviets were not as well known. Because of this lack of knowledge and subsequent demand for the book, it is now in its second printing.
Colors of the Falcons is a paperback book measuring 8-1/2” X 11” and consisting of 56 pages. The cover and pages are printed on high gloss paper. The book contains approximately 82 black and white photographs with accompanying text. There are four color plates depicting 20 different aircraft in various camouflage patterns. These 20 aircraft are only shown in profile. It certainly would be beneficial to see the patterns also displayed in a plan view. The plates are beautifully done, neat and precise. Accompanying each illustration is a description of the pattern shown.