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African MiGs Volume 2
Madagascar to Zimbabwe - MiGs and Sukhois in Service in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Tom Cooper and Peter Weinert, with Fabian Hinz and Mark Lepko

Harpia Publishing LLC

S u m m a r y

Title and Author African MiGs (Volume 2) - Madagascar to Zimbabwe - MiGs and Sukhois in Service in Sub-Saharan Africa
by Tom Cooper and Peter Weinert, with Fabian Hinz and Mark Lepko Publisher: Harpia Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9825539-8-5
Media: Softcover, 256 pages, 28 x 21 cm
Price: 35.95 Euro, plus p&p
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Rare black and white and full colour photos; dozens of excellent profiles; the definitive history of these ubiquitous warplanes in African military service.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Reflecting exclusive information, African MiGs (Volume 1) deserves a spot in every enthusiast’s library. 

 

Reviewed by David L. Veres


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FirstRead

 

Harpia Publishing completes its brilliant study of Soviet warplanes in African militaries with the breathtaking African MiGs (Volume 2) - Madagascar to Zimbabwe - MiGs and Sukhois in Service in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Coverage starts where Volume 1 stops – literally.  “Addenda/Errata” provide amendments and corrections to the first installment.  And new chapters resume the authors’ numerical sequence.

Over 150 rare B&W and color photos, Air Orders of Battle, and eleven maps supplement the superbly researched text.  Modelers and markings enthusiasts will particularly prize dozens of outstanding color profiles by coauthor Cooper.  Spectacular!

With MiGs and Sukhois, coverage also showcases Chinese designs and, surprisingly, “Antonov Bombers” – Sudanese An-12s and An-24s as makeshift warplanes.  I just wish authors included East Bloc trainers in light attack and COIN roles – especially L-29 Delfins in Uganda’s colorful camouflage.

Two trivial nitpicks.  I believe Ugandan MiG-17Fs wore Czech warpaint – not Israeli.  And 1970s Ugandan MiG-21s sported yellow codes – not red ones.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Neither point diminishes this terrific tome.  If you love “Third World” MiG’s, get African MiGs – both volumes!  Nothing approaches the value, scope or authority of this awesome effort.

With thanks to HARPIA PUBLISHING for the review sample.



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Review Copyright 2010 by David L. Veres
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