MiG-31 Foxhound

Published: October 22nd, 2020     
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MiG-31 Foxhound
Author: Robert Pied, Nicolas Deboeck; Kirill Mushak
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
ISBN #: 9782931083017
Other Publication Information: Softbound, 108 Pages, Over 300 Illustrations and Pictures
Price: $31.00
Product / Stock #: Duke Hawkins 012
Product provided by: Casemate Publishing

Duke Hawkins is a series of superb photo essays on aircraft covering a dozen planes in thorough detail. The latest covers the MiG-31 Foxhound. As a first note, the 108-page book contains over 300 pictures taken by pilots and a "back-seater' with over 20 years of experience and I must add that he is also an excellent photographer.

In order of appearance, the book covers:

  • Types
  • Forward Fuselage
  • Air Intakes
  • Fuselage
  • Wings
  • Cockpit
  • Front Landing Gear
  • Main Landing Gear
  • Vertical Tail
  • Speed brake
  • Horizontal Tail
  • Maintenance
  • Engine
  • Brake Chute
  • Aft Fuselage
  • Pylons
  • Ordnance
  • Action

Each section is completely illustrated showing details, close ups and every picture has written information to explain or clarify it where needed. Looking at the book, I would guess 75% of the pages are pictures with the remainder being verbiage. The maintenance shots show open panels and the interior detail. The ordnance section contains all types of air to air missiles and shows the load outs on the planes. Many of the action shots are shown from the cockpit while flying. These are taken by Russian pilots who fly the plane, and you cannot get any better perspective than that. If you are going to in any way detail a Mig-25, this is the best book I have seen.

Taking a little more detail look at one section, the cockpit comes to mind as modelers love cockpit detail. There are 14 full color pages showing details of the single seat cockpit, the dual set front and rear cockpits. There are close ups of the sticks, HUID and canopies with the pistons. There is a night shot of the cockpit illuminated showing its red hue. There is a full page with three great pictures of the Zvezda K-36DM ejection seat and harnesses. Each picture is in full color with superb focus and detail added. Wow!

And each section of the book is this way. It is phenomenal. Most highly recommended to modelers and fans of Russian Aviation. And I might add, very reasonably priced.

My thanks to Duke Hawkins and Casemate Publishers for the opportunity to review this excellent book. I can't wait to see w

  • Cockpit
    Cockpit
  • Cover
    Cover
  • Engines and Parachute Housing
    Engines and Parachute Housing
  • Fuselage and Canopy
    Fuselage and Canopy
  • Front Landing Gear
    Front Landing Gear
  • Underside and Pylons
    Underside and Pylons
  • In Flight and On Ground
    In Flight and On Ground
  • Main Landing Gear
    Main Landing Gear
  • Ordnance
    Ordnance
  • Tandem Take-off
    Tandem Take-off

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