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Swedish Jet Fighter Colours

by Mikael Forslund &Thierry Vallet

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Catalogue Number, Description and ISBN:

MMP Books
Swedish Jet Fighter Colours
by Mikael Forslund &Thierry Vallet
ISBN: 978-83-65281-01-2

Contents & Media:

A4 portrait hard cover book, glossy pages, 270 pages.

Price:

GBP£40 plus shipping available online from MMP Books

or from specialist book and hobby shops.

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

This book covers all jet fighters used by the Swedish forces, both locally designed and imported, in great depth. A huge range of photos and aircraft profiles, often matched on one page.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusion:

This is a must for anyone into Swedish fighters and needs colour resources as reference or for interest.


Reviewed by David Couche


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Swedish defence aviation has provided us with a very diverse and interesting range of aircraft that have been used over many years. This range has included aircraft designed and constructed locally as well as a number of imported aircraft, mainly from the UK.

 

 

This book, authored by Mikael Forslund and with wonderful colour profiles created by Thierry Vallet, offers the reader, an absolute mass of wonderful historic photographs, many in colour of this range of aircraft and in the many visual guises they flew in over many years. Many of these photographs have been previously unpublished.

 

 

The list of aircraft includes:

  • SAAB J 21R

  • J 28 Vampire

  • SAAB J 29A Tunan

  • SAAB J 32B Lansen

  • De Havilland Venom

  • Hawker Hunter

  • Draken

  • Viggen

  • Grippen

The list above is in chronological order, as is the book. Each of these aircraft has an overview chapter of the service history of the aircraft, versions used and where existing examples can be found. This is followed by a chapter of the various camouflage schemes, with most of the profile pages paired with photographs of that actual aircraft, which I think is such a great idea. Within this chapter, information on actual wing and squadron markings are provided.

 

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There is an appendix which provides additional information on the Swedish national markings and registration markings.

 

Conclusion

 

If there was one book the clearly sets out the colours and schemes used by the Swedish  defence forces for their fighter aircraft, this is it and it’s the one you need.

Not many books will give you both the depth and the range that Mikael has brought to us.

Again, I have had a challenging time selecting sample images for you due to the immense volume of quality images. For the Swedish airforce buffs, this is the book you must have.

Thanks to MMP Books  for the sample.


All MMP Books are available direct from the publishers, who now accept credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Switch)  

North American distributors are MMD, Australian distributors are Platypus Publications. In Europe, the books are available from any good bookshop (via our UK distributors, Orca). Contact MMP direct in case of difficulties. 

Thanks to Roger at MMP Books  for the sample.


Review Copyright 2018 by David Couche
This Page Created on 24 May, 2018
Last updated 24 May, 2018

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