Sukhoi Su-24 Book Review
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||June 2005||Title||Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)|
|Author||Yefim Gordon||Publisher||Polygon-Press Ltd.|
|Format||80 pages, hardbound||MSRP (USD)||$17.95|
I remember seeing my first Polygon publication years ago which was a softcover monograph of the Su-27 Flanker. The title had some black & white photos and lots of line drawings, with the narrative in Russian. I recently spotted this title on Amazon and bought it out of curiosity. After looking it over, I've since purchased several other titles in the series.
This series is a very nice collection of color photography (no black & whites) of operational aircraft in a variety of configurations. The title is published in English only. In the Su-24 title, there is a brief run-down on the aircraft, with the bulk of the details left as captions to some of the nicest Su-24 photography I've seen in print. The first photos show the initial concept aircraft which looked like an Su-24 fuselage with Su-15 wings and tail. The remainder of the photos show the different versions of the operational aircraft. The photography also includes a nice walk around. The coverage includes:
- Su-24 - A Brief History
- Photo Gallery
- Su-24 Colour Profiles
- Line Drawings
In the rear of the title, there are ten color profiles of typical operational Su-24 aircraft.The last page has a three-view drawing of the Su-24M variant.
The Soviet/Russian aviation historian and modeler alike will want to add this to their reference libraries - especially considering the very reasonable retail price! The photography and printing quality is very well done. This title is highly recommended!