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Dassault Mirage III and Mirage 5

Dassault Mirage III and Mirage 5 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review March 2020 Title Dassault Mirage III and Mirage 5
Author JP Vieira Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2020 ISBN 9788365958365
Format 42 pages, hardbound MSRP (BP) £19.00


Dassault Mirage III & Mirage 5 – 19th in MMP’s colorful “Spotlight ON” series – offers an inspirational, one-stop reference for modelers of this classic Western warplane.

Billed as a “‘window’ into the varied an interesting color schemes used on these aircraft”, contents certainly survey a stunning swath of schemes.

Mirage III/5s saw extensive combat in several Cold War flashpoints. And author/illustrator JP Vieira dutifully supplies examples from Israeli, South African, Argentine, Peruvian, Pakistani, and other conflicts.

Looking for something different? Mirages in neutral and special liveries are included, too. Profiles span 42 colorful pages – all with explanatory captions.

MMP clearly intends this as a launchpad for further reader research. So coverage does not provide, for instance, plan views – or references to official paint standards.

Planning to model the legendary Mirage? Grab this handy handbook!

With thanks to MMP BOOKS for the review copy. Available in North America from CASEMATE.