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||Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon
by Paolo Francois Et Al
Published by IBN Editore
||Soft cover; 96 pages
||24.50 Euros from IBN Aviolibre
||A nice, modeller friendly examination of the EF2000
||Strongly recommended, good modelling reference
Reviewed by Ken Bowes
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The EF2000, now better known by its appellation Typhoon, was without doubt involved in a long and drawn out development process which continues to this day, as the original air to air configured jets are cleared for new roles, including strike and ground attack. With Tranche 1 complete and Tranche 2 starting production, it appears that at least 600 Typhoons will be produced for (at this time) six countries. These are the original four Eurofighter consortium countries, the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy, plus Austria and Saudi Arabia as export operators.
This new book “Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon” is a bilingual publication from a team of aviation journalists, photographers and enthusiasts from Italy known as Skywing Press, which has been published by IBN Editore, an imprint that has previously published excellent books on subjects such as the F-104 Starfighter.
EF-2000 Typhoon is a well produced publication which looks at all aspect of the Eurofighter program from gestation to the present day. Each section is profusely illustrated with photos from all the main users, unsurprisingly with great coverage of Italian types from Operation Jupiter in 2006 and Exercise Spring Flag in 2007. Modellers will find the detailed walkaround photographs very useful in addition to the discussion on camouflage and markings with ever useful colour callouts for all the main users. The final section will be of most use to modellers, with an examination of all the major kits available of the type (Revell, Italeri and Airfix in 1/72 and Revell and Italeri in 1/48) and some nice build articles including a 17SQN dual in 1/72 and a 4 Stormo single seater in 1/48, both from the newer Revell toolings. Tips for improving accuracy, detailing and selecting appropriate paints are all provided.
In summary, this is a neat publication from the Skywing team and will be of immense use to modellers of this, the latest European combat aircraft to enter service.
Thanks to IBN Editore for the review
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