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From the Voisin to the Mirage: 100 years of French Aeronautic Presence in Peru

From the Voisin to the Mirage: 100 years of French Aeronautic Presence in Peru Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review December 2017 Title From the Voisin to the Mirage: 100 years of French Aeronautic Presence in Peru
Author Amaru Tincopa Gallegos Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2016 ISBN 9788361421931
Format 112 pages, hardbound MSRP (BP) $35.00

Review

Amaru Tincopa Gallegos superbly surveys Peruvian warplanes of French origin in From the Voisin to the Mirage: 100 years of French Aeronautic Presence in Peru.

Available in North America from Casemate, MMP's abundantly illustrated effort spans five chunky chapters across 112 pages.

What a visual feast it is. Dozens of rare photos and color profiles season the study. And coverage chronologically and broadly divides into two parts:

  • 1911 to the early 1940s
  • 1959 to the present day

Excepting, for instance, Heller's 1:72 Morane Saulnier MS 230 and GasPatch's 1:48 Salmson 2A2, hobbyists might bemoan the general dearth of available kits for the first part of Tincopa's ripping read.

But coverage quickly turns meaty for modelers during the book's second half. That's where Tincopa tells the terrific tale of Mirage family fighters in Peruvian service. It certainly packs plenty of potent project inspiration!

It's also full of fascinating facts and absorbing anecdotes. Could you do what Maj Gonzolo Luzza did to "calm his fear" during a Mirage VP flight emergency?

Wander off the proverbial beaten path. Grab this intensely entertaining and illuminating effort.

Robustly recommended!

With thanks to Casemate for the review copy.