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Latin American Mirages
Mirage III/5/F.1/2000 in Service with South American Air Arms

by Santiago Rivas and Juan Carlos Cicalesi

Harpia Publishing LLC

S u m m a r y

Title and Author Latin American Mirages - Mirage III/5/F.1/2000 in Service with South American Air Arms
by Santiago Rivas and Juan Carlos Cicalesi
Publisher: Harpia Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9825539-4-7
Media: Softcover, 256 pages, 28 x 21 cm
Price: 35.95 Euro, plus p&p
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Over 225 B&W and color photos; 40 superbly executed color profiles; appendices feature unit badges, and available kits and decals.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: An excellent one-stop shop for South America’s Mirage menagerie

 

Reviewed by David L. Veres


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FirstRead

 

Since Peru received Mirage 5’s in 1968, Dassault’s distinctive designs have stalked South American skies.

Four decades later, Harpia Publishing tells the tale in a magnificently researched, lavishly illustrated volume, Latin American Mirages - Mirage III/5/F.1/2000 in Service with South American Air Arms.

Authors Santiago Rivas and Juan Carlos Cicalesi cover coups, crises, and conflicts.  The absorbing, admirably indexed account details every Latin American Mirage by service, serial, roster, and fate.  And spellbinding sidebars season the story with notes on Kfir and Cheetah derivatives.

Alphabetically organized by country, chapters include background factors, variants, operational service, local modifications, modernization efforts, and – where applicable – combat history.  All denizens of South America’s Mirage menagerie appear – Neshers, Daggers, Maras, Panteras, Elkans, and more!

Over 225 B&W and color photos illustrate this terrific tome.  Modelers and markings enthusiasts will especially appreciate the 40 superbly executed color profiles by noted artist and historian, Tom Cooper.  Handy appendices even feature unit badges, and available kits and decals!

 

 

Conclusion

 

Harpia Publishing is forging a deservedly radiant reputation for unearthing aviation exotica with gems like these. 

Get this captivating book!

Highly Recommended.

With thanks to HARPIA PUBLISHING for the review sample.



Available in Europe from:

SKYHAWK INTERNATIONAL
Semperstrasse 1/5
1180 Wien (Vienna)
AUSTRIA
tel: +43 (1) 402 69 42
office@harpia-publishing.com

Available in the U.S.A. and Canada from:

LINDEN HILL IMPORTS
P.O. Box, 543, Crugers
NY 10521, U.S.A.
Item #HPA 005 (US$69.00)
tel: +1-914-734 9616
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Review Copyright 2010 by David L. Veres
This Page Created on 22 December, 2010
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