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Aviation Workshop
Spotlight No.1

Dassault Mirage F1

by Mark Attrill and Mark Rolfe

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S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Aviation Workshop Spotlight No.1
Dassault Mirage F1
by Mark Attrill and Mark Rolfe
ISBN:  
Media: Soft cover; A4 format; 80 pages plus covers
Price: available online from The Aviation Workshop
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Packed with attractive profiles; many and varied colours and markings across all Mirage F1 operators; 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.
Disadvantages: Colours are a bit washed out on my sample
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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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:

  • Operators
  • 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 and operations. 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 ordnance.

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.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Model Alliance  for the review sample.


Review Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 24 April, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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