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Mikoyan Gurevitch MiG-15

Mikoyan Gurevitch MiG-15 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review April 2014 Title Mikoyan Gurevitch MiG-15
Author Dariusz Karnas Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2014 ISBN 9788363678159
Format 128 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $40.00


Looking for a handy handbook on the legendary MiG-15?  Get MMP's revised Mikoyan Gurevitch MiG-15 monograph.

Tip to tail, outside and in, this succinct study distills all major aircraft details: fuselage, stabilizers, wings, cockpit, canopy, undercarriage, engine and armament.  Got AMS – Advanced Modeler's Syndrome?  This little book will certainly sate your Fagot fix.  Every wing inspection panel, for instance, is identified!

Sure, like most MMP titles, it sports plenty of pretty pictures: color and B&W photos, 1:72 scale drawings, color profiles, and technical manual illustrations.

But don't ignore author Karnas' capsule MiG-15 history, either.  The compact account includes complete, factory-by-factory Soviet production tallies.  Along the way, you'll also meet all 18 iterations of the MiG-15bis – plus examples license-built in Poland, Czechoslovakia and China.

Is it better than MMP's first MiG-15 edition?  Yep.  I noted improved organization, presentation, graphics and text.

Oh, you'll spot some slips and stumbles.  Flip page 149's captions, for instance.  And those enormously convenient drawings summarizing MiG-15 and MiG-15bis external differences are way too small for aging eyes.

But I carp.  If you're seeking a convenient chronicle of this classic combatant, grab MMP's superb little study.  I loved it.

Robustly recommended!

With thanks to MMP for the review copy.