S u m m a r y
Dassault Mirage F1
by Mark Attrill and Mark Rolfe
||Soft cover; A4 format;
80 pages plus covers
available online from The Aviation Workshop
||Packed with attractive
profiles; many and varied colours and markings across all Mirage F1
logically organised; includes scale drawings; operational and walkaround
photos; detailed and useful captions describing ops, colours, markings and
unusual features; specific references cited; great source of inspiration for modellers.
||Colours are a bit washed
out on my sample
Reviewed by Brett Green
HyperScale is proudly supported by
The Aviation Workshop has released the first in their "Spotlight"
series, Dassault Mirage F1.
This is a larger book than the earlier "On-Target" titles from the
same publisher, and the format is also new.
The book comprises 80 pages in full colour. In addition to the large
number of excellent colour profiles that we have come to expect from The
Aviation Workshop, this title includes more descriptive body text.
Chapter layout is logical, and covers the Mirage F1 in worldwide
service. The specific chapters are:
- Mirage F1 at War
- Scale Plans
- Special Colour Schemes
- In Detail
This title also includes many reference photos. In the first
59 pages, these are full-colour photos of the Mirage F1 in action and at
rest. The last twenty pages of the book includes detailed walkaround
photos of South African, Spanish and French Mirages.
Captions accompanying the profiles are excellent, describing colours, markings
This is especially useful to modellers, as the artwork will provide the
inspiration; but a photo will identify a myriad of minutiae.
Also very welcome is six pages of detailed plans, including not only
the main Mirage F1 variants in 1/72 scale, but also weapons and other
This first book in The Aviation Workshop's "Spotlight" series is a
terrific one-stop summary of the operators, colours and markings of the
Mirage F1, and will be especially useful for modellers with its detail
photos, inspiring artwork and scale plans.
It will be interesting to see what else is covered in this series.
Model Alliance for the review sample.
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