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F-16 Fighting Falcon Viper
UNDER THE SKIN

by Ioannis Lekkas and Ilias Gkonis

Eagle Aviation

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number, Description and ISBN:

F-16 Fighting Falcon Viper - Under The Skin
by Ioannis Lekkas and Ilias Gkonis
Eagle Aviation

www.eagleaviation.gr

Contents & Media:

Soft cover, A4 size, landscape format 144-page colour photo album printed on quality glossy paper with gloss card covers. 600 colour images.

Price:

Euro 35.00 plus shipping available online from Scale in Detail

and from specialist book and hobby shops.

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Incredibly detailed coverage of the F-16 divided into logical sections, excellent colour and quality, well bound.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusion:

All up a quality and very impressive product from Eagle Aviation that is well and truly worth the asking price.

 


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly


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FirstRead

 

TEagle Aviation is a Greek based publisher that specialises in high quality walk-around type photo books aimed at the aircraft enthusiast and modeller.

 

 

This title concentrates on the F-16 Fighting Falcon (also known as the Viper), a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed for the United States Air Force and now flown by somewhere around 25 Air Forces of other nations across the globe.

 

 

Eagle Aviation have previously published a title featuring the F-16 - VIPER UNDER THE SKIN, F-16.  That book contained 100 pages and 420 images but it has long been sold out. 

This new book is an expanded effort that comprises an additional 44 pages and 180 images.

 

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Being a walk-around type book it carries large, sharp and very clear images of specific areas of the F-16 airframe, its engine, avionics and armaments.  The book is divided into three broad categories that illustrate the airframe’s specific areas with these areas being further broken down into chapters:

 

Jet Details:

  • Forward fuselage
  • Canopies
  • F-16C Cockpit,
  • F-16D Rear Cockpit
  • Ejection Seat
  • Dorsal Conformal Fairing & CFT (Conformal Fuel Tank)
  • Centre Fuselage
  • Air inlet (the under fuselage nose intake)
  • Nose Landing Gear
  • Main Landing Gear
  • Upper Fuselage
  • Wings
  • Lower Fuselage
  • Aft Fuselage Tail
  • Exhaust Nozzles

 

Maintenance:

  • Avionics
  • Maintenance Panels
  • EPU (Emergency Power Unit) and Hydrazine
  • Ammunition Drum and Dorsal
  • Gun Compartment
  • Fuel Cells
  • Engine Compartment
  • F100 Engine
  • F110 Engine

 

Weapons and Sensors:

  • Sensors
  • Air to Air Weapons
  • Air to Surface Weapons.

As well as the above chapters there a further eight that provide overall images and close-ups of the markings for F-16s of the following Air Forces:

  • Greece
  • United States
  • Israel
  • Poland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Singapore
  • Chile/South Korea, and
  • Egypt/Oman/Morocco

The book is softback bound with glossy card covers in a landscape format.  It comprises 144 A-4 sized pages of high quality glossy paper containing some 600 absolutely first rate sharp and clear images.

 

 

Conclusion

 

All up a quality and very impressive product from Eagle Aviation that is well and truly worth the asking price

Thanks to Eagle Aviation for the sample


Review Copyright 2019 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 20 October, 2019
Last updated 21 October, 2019

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