Hind in Detail
Frantisek Koran, Jaroslav Spacek, et al
Wings and Wheels
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||Hind in Detail
by Frantisek Koran, Jaroslav Spacek, et al
Wings and Wheels Publishing
detailed walkaround of interesting aircraft; large photo
reproduction; no page format limitations; includes
photos in a maintenance setting.
Reviewed by Saúl García
HyperScale is proudly supported by Squadron.com
& Wheels Publications made a name for itself many years ago by
releasing incredibly detailed walk around photo series. Over the
years, the books have grown in size but are not to a set limit
of pages. This is a major selling feature as other walk around
photo books, such as Squadron Publications, have set limits.
This Wings & Wheels publication, from their Blue Present
Aircraft line, is the perfect companion to anyone building Mi-24
Hind kits. Inside the softcover, we find 168 pages full of in
focus photos. Seven hundred seventy eight (yes, 778) color
photos and thirteen B&W photos cover every detail of the
helicopter in all its guises. There are also two three-view
color profiles, 24 detail sketches, and sixteen side views.
The book measures 9 by 9.5 inches in a landscape format with
heavy card stock covers. The heavy pages have a semi matte
finish which reproduces details well.
The first nine pages of the book begins with a simplified
history of the helicopter and proceeds to introduce each of the
versions it will cover. Then the book goes into a walk around of
Mi-24A Hind B and Hind A pp.
Mi-24DU Hind D Trainer pp.
Mi-24D Hind D pp. 24-33
Mi-24V Hind E pp. 34-47
Mi-24P Hind F pp. 48-57
Mi-24D & V in hangar workshop
Mi-24RKhR Hind G1 pp. 156-159
Mi-24K Hind G2 p. 160
Mi-24VP p. 161
Mi-24M pp. 162-165
Mi-24 Mission 24 (Israeli
Modification) pp. 166-168
Pages 148 through 153 cover photos and color profiles of
various users of the Mil product. The hangar workshop photos go
into great detail of the various systems of the helicopter
including in depth looks at the weapons and how they are
The various photos in the hangar are also inspirational for
those daring enough to pull off a maintenance setting and some
good information is gleaned from the text. While it is not
perfect English, the gist of the information is there.
This book represents and excellent value for hard to find large
format photos of the Hind and is a great companion to 4 Plus
Publications book on the same helicopter. The latter book
provides very good drawings which illustrate the twist of the
helicopter's fuselage which is not prevalent in most scale
More images can be found on Wings & Wheels web site.
Thanks to Wings and Wheels Publishing for the
This book is available from the North American exclusive
distributor; 4+ Publications North America.
Author Frantisek Koran, Jaroslav Spacek, et al.
Editor Frantisek Koran
Artwork Dusan Simek
Format Landscape format softcover.
Pub. year 2005
Price 49.95 USD
Availability In print
Review Copyright © 2007 by Saúl García
This Page Created on 20 April, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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