Polish Wings 11 Mig-29 pt.1

Published: October 4th, 2011     
Author: Adam Galabek
Reviewed by: Ben Guenther - IPMS# 20101
Company: Stratus
ISBN #: 978-83-61421-06-1
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 8.25” x 11.75”, 96 pages, 36 color profiles, 10 color 4 views, 247 color photos
Price: $20.00
Product / Stock #: Polish Wings 11
Product provided by: Mushroom Model Publications

STRATUS Books is continuing its series to publish books on all the aircraft used by the Polish Air Force. This eleventh volume is a pictorial study of the 18 Mig-29s in Polish use from 1989 to 2009. The opening eight pages discuss the history of the purchase and operation of these Mig-29s from Russia and the Czech Republic, as well as the color and markings used by these aircraft. The remainder of the book covers each aircraft with multiple photos, profiles, and, for most of them, color 4-views. Special markings and commemorative schemes are also discussed and illustrated along with badges and other personal markings. There is one chart that lists each aircraft by code number, serial number, camouflage scheme, and notes on each operational history. Another handy chart lists Mig-29 by country (Czech, Russia and Poland) giving us the camouflage colors used in FS numbers. Finally, five large photos at the end of the book cover the cockpit.

If you are interested in modern Russian aircraft - in this case the Mig-29 - or in the history of the Polish Air Force, this is a must-have volume. I can highly recommend this volume for its numerous uses of color photos and artwork which will inspire one to build a Polish Mig-29 model. I want to thank IPMS/USA and Mushroom Model Publications for the chance to review this publication.

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