Fouga Magister

Published: May 21st, 2015     
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Author: Tine Soetaert
Reviewed by: Hub Plott - IPMS# 31328
Company: MMP Books
ISBN #: 978-83-63678-388
Other Publication Information: 132 pgs, 100s of color photos and B&W photos including 40 color profiles
Price: $31.50
Product / Stock #: 9127
Product provided by: Mushroom Model Publications

This book takes a look at one of the most famous French training aircraft of all time. There is a brief history of its development and use and then the book moves into an extreme detail photo essay.

The book begins with the type's development including the explanation for why all Magisters built were done with out ejection seats. We are provided with scale drawings in both 1/72 and 1/48 as well. There is a brief overview of all the variants of the design before going into the production of the aircraft and coverage of all nations that used the Magister. This section is accompanied by 40 color profiles of these various users. Want to see what a Ugandan or El Salvadorian Magister looked like? They are here.

The bulk of the book, approximately 70 pages gives the reader an in-depth walkaround and detail photo essay. Virtually every panel and door has been opened and the contents documented. If you would like to super-detail your model, this book is for you.

This was a very interesting book! The photos and gorgeous color profiles are most enjoyable. They will help out modelers in any scale. The Magister is well represented in 1/48 with kits from Wingman, Kinetic as well as the very challenging offering from Fonderie Miniatures. In 1/72 there have been kits from Airfix, Heller, Special Hobby and Valom. This book is a must have if you are a fan of the Magister! The many color profiles offer so many modeling options it will keep you building for years. For the super-detailer it gives you access to every nook and cranny of the aircraft. You can add every detail from the real aircraft using this book as a guide, I heartily can recommend this book to modelers, aviation buff and historians alike. It will not disappoint you! Our thanks to Mushroom Model Publications for the review copy and my thanks to IPMS/USA for the review opportunity!

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