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Aggressors No.1

Aggressors No.1 Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2011 Title Aggressors No.1
Publisher Aero Research Published 2011
ISBN None Format 152 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $12.95


Aggressors No.1
Aggressors No.1
Aggressors No.1

Aero Research has added a new series in their photo libary series - Aggressors Part 1. Here is a great selection of US Air Force Aggressor and US Navy/Marine Corps Adversary aircraft.

This new photo CD features a random sampling of aggressor aircraft photos that were taken anywhere between the early 1970s to present. None of these photos are from the government photo archives, these are all compiled from the same excellent range of professional (or very skilled) aviation photographers. Most importantly, all of these photos are of aircraft still in service, no derelicts, boneyard storage, or museum pieces.

I love the first photo of the 'MiG-17' Skyhawk. The paint job doesn't look like much from this angle, but I was driving across Nellis in the early 1980s to give a briefing and was watching the usual range of aircraft in the overhead pattern. All of a sudden, there is a MiG-17 overhead!

I jammed on the brakes and hopped out of the car to get a closer look. IT was a desert camouflaged MiG-17 and when it entered the break, those swept-back wings looked out of place with the Vipers and Eagles in the pattern. It wasn't until the aircraft rolled out downwind that it got a cloud as a backdrop and you could finally see the gray Skyhawk lurking underneath that MiG-17 paint job.

This latest installment includes images of:

  • A-4 Skyhawk
  • F-5 Tiger II
  • F-14 Tomcat
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • F/A-18 Hornet
  • F-21 Kfir
  • SH-60 Seahawk
  • T-2 Buckeye
  • T-38 Talon

For the tail spotter, you'll see these aircraft from a variety of time periods to that you'll get a nice slection of camouflage patterns used to replicate different threats around the globe.

This is a nice selection of imagery that you won't find available in such clarity and size. This title is recommended!

You can purchase this reference or any of their other photo CDs directly from their website or via email

My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!