Interactive Mitsubishi A6M Zero, an iPad Reference Book

Published: December 5th, 2015     
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Screen shot of title page
Author: Artur Juszczak
Reviewed by: Rob Benson - IPMS# 44038
E-Book ISBN #: 978-83-63678-90-6
Price: $10.00
Product / Stock #: Inter 04
Product provided by: Mushroom Model Publications

Thank you to Mushroom Publications for bringing a tremendous digital resource for the modeler. Thank you to the IPMS Reviewer Corps for allowing me to test out this new and exciting method of researching model subjects. This digital publication is nearly identical in content to the paperback version review.

Overview

I am very pleased with the increasing availability of research material in the tablet world. Interactive Mitsubishi A6M Zero allows an interesting reference experience for the Japanese Zero aircraft modeler. Cockpit and many other detail views are in a readily searchable and accessible with iPad "finger" format commands. This is not simply a scanned print copy, but is a versatile and useful reference.

The main sections or chapters are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Versions
  • Technical Description
  • Detail Photos

Excellent drawings and artwork showcase many versions of the Zero. Information is accessed with tap-swipe-pinch finger commands familiar to Apple users. Highlighting, notes and searches are all enabled. The table of contents entries are hot-linked to the corresponding chapter. Nearly all parts of each "page" or panel provide a pop-up detail drawing or description of the relevant part with either a blue "I" or a magnifying glass icon. Photographs are included throughout all chapters.

Overall Recommendation

I recommend this publication for researching the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. I particularly enjoyed the easy access to a great depth of information. The publication is very reasonably priced and is an excellent value for the iPad community.

Thanks to Mushroom Model Books for providing this review copy! Thanks are also in order for the tireless Review Corps team, who effectively solicit, proof, and post the reviews that I write.

  • Screen shot of Intro page
    Screen shot of Intro page
  • Screen shot of typical text with “i” hotpoint to click on
    Screen shot of typical text with “i” hotpoint to click on
  • Screen shot of Version title page
    Screen shot of Version title page
  • Screen shot of typical line drawing
    Screen shot of typical line drawing
  • Screen shot of typical artwork
    Screen shot of typical artwork
  • Screen shot of typical artwork
    Screen shot of typical artwork
  • Screen shot of typical artwork with “i” hotpoint to click on
    Screen shot of typical artwork with “i” hotpoint to click on
  • Screen shot of typical artwork with “i” hotpoint activated
    Screen shot of typical artwork with “i” hotpoint activated
  • Screen shot of typical photo with one photo selected (note yellow thumbnail showing which photo is selected
    Screen shot of typical photo with one photo selected (note yellow thumbnail showing which photo is selected
  • Screen shot of typical data table
    Screen shot of typical data table
  • Screen shot of Technical Details chapter
    Screen shot of Technical Details chapter
  • Screen shot of artwork with callout of structural drawings
    Screen shot of artwork with callout of structural drawings
  • Screen shot of artwork with callout of structural drawing of tail fin shown
    Screen shot of artwork with callout of structural drawing of tail fin shown
  • Screen shot of Details chapter title page
    Screen shot of Details chapter title page
  • Screen shot of 200% zoom possible, show very good resolution.
    Screen shot of 200% zoom possible, show very good resolution.

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