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Two new books by HMH Publication on Sept. 15


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With the book on the Spanish Aircraft Carrier Juan Carlos I released this week, it is time to announce our next two books in the aircraft series!

Release date is September 15 and these are two books we've been working on for quite some time! 

 

The first one is with reference DH-012+. This is a 116 page book on the Mirage III/5/50. This is the first of the famous French supersonic deltas, which remains operational to this date (nearly 70 years already!) with the Pakistan Air Force. 

 

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This book is filled with details, action, cockpit, maintenance of the Mirage III. Photos are included of French, Swiss, Pakistan, Argentine, Brazilian and Spanish Mirage IIIs. A separate (extensive) chapter is included on the Mirage 5 (single-seat, two-seat and recce-version) from Belgium, France, Argentina, Pakistan and on the Mirage 50 from Venezuela! This book took us about 2,5 years to get ready.

 

The second book to be released on September 15, with reference DH-014 is on the A-4 M/N/AR/AF-1 Skyhawk. Again, this book is 116 pages, with a really large chapter on the maintenance of the jet. A lot of photos were taken in Wittmund AB of the Top Aces Skyhawks, but many photos are included of Israeli, Argentine and Brazilian Skyhawks. A chapter is included of the AF-1 of the Brazilian Navy on board of the Sao Paulo aircraft carrier. There are some fantastic air-to-air photos in this one!

 

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Available from your favourite shop as of September 15 !!

 

Nic

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Hey guys,

 

Just to clarify: the team joked not wanting a book nr. 13 in the series, so that's the reason why the Mirage is DH-012+. DH-012 is on the MiG-31. So:

 

DH-011 - Harrier II

DH-012 - MiG-31

DH-012+ - Mirage III

DH-014 - Skyhawk.

 

A big shipment of books was sent to our US distributor - Casemate - about 7 weeks ago, so they should have arrived by now, unless if they are blocked somewhere due to the virus. I really hope they can be in shops in the US and Canada soon!

 

Michael, yes yes! The Recce version is in the book with plenty of close-up photos of the recce-nose (inside and out). Next to that, the complete recce nose of the Mirage 5 BR is included too. The Mirage 5 is special for us, which is why we are supporting the BD-09 project in Belgium. These guys have restored a two seat Mirage 5BD to static condition, but they need more funds in order to get it ready for taxiing. They have 3 engines, but the aircraft's hydraulics need to be replaced and that's expensive.  

 

Nic 

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1 minute ago, Nic C.D. said:

Michael, yes yes! The Recce version is in the book with plenty of close-up photos of the recce-nose (inside and out). Next to that, the complete recce nose of the Mirage 5 BR is included too. The Mirage 5 is special for us, which is why we are supporting the BD-09 project in Belgium. These guys have restored a two seat Mirage 5BD to static condition, but they need more funds in order to get it ready for taxiing. They have 3 engines, but the aircraft's hydraulics need to be replaced and that's expensive.  

 

Nic 

 

Outstanding information Nic!

 

Really looking forward to this!!!!!  :clap2:

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That sound exciting, Red Dog! I've started on a A-4 AR myself, but I'll build it in a maintenance diorama. The Trumpeter kit is a fantastic basis to do just that, it's just a shame about the nose wheel moulded on the gear strut.

 

Here's a sample of the AF-1 on the Sao Paulo:

 

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Plenty more where that came from! Hope you like it!

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Hey Guys, just checked and the entire series of books (13 so far, soon 15) is now available in the US and Canada from Casemate Publishing. It took some time for the boat to arrive across the pond, but they finally arrived! Youhou !!

 

Nic

 

(Sorry was just excited, it won't happen again...)

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