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Arab MiGs Volume 2
Supersonic Fighters: 1958–1967

by Tom Cooper and David Nicolle

Harpia Publishing LLC

S u m m a r y

Title and Author Arab MiGs (Volume 2) - Supersonic Fighters: 1958–1967
by by Tom Cooper and David NicollePublisher: Harpia Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9825539-6-1
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

 

If Middle East conflicts captivate you, get this brilliant book.

Tom Cooper and Dr. David Nicolle continue their definitive study of MiGs in Arab military service.  No other English-language work illumines this spellbinding subject in such dazzling detail.

Over 200 B&W and color photos with appendices, maps, bibliography, annotations, and index lace this absorbing account.  Modelers and markings enthusiasts will especially appreciate coauthor Cooper’s superb color profiles.

Coverage begins with “Addenda/Errata” to the first volume on MiG-15s and MiG-17s, moves to deliveries of supersonic warplanes after 1956’s Suez conflict, and ends just before 1967’s crucial Six Day War.

Dozens of fresh insights and firsthand reports pepper pages.  The authors’ accounts of Egypt’s inchoate aircraft industry and actual war readiness prove utterly enthralling.  Ditto for the amazing allegations behind Israel’s acquisition of an Iraqi MiG-21F-13 in 1966.

Not that coverage completely concentrates on titular “MiGs”: Cooper and Nicolle also spice their story with Hunters, Sukhois, Beagles, Badgers, and more!

 

 

Conclusion

 

With Arab MiGs (Volume 1), this landmark effort deserves place in every enthusiast’s library.  Buy, beg or borrow both terrific tomes.  Then lobby Harpia for Volume 3!

With thanks to HARPIA PUBLISHING for the review sample.



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Review Copyright 2010 by David L. Veres
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