HMH Publications | Aircraft in Detail #003: Dassault Mirage 2000

Reviewed by Kevin Williams

Publisher: HMH Publications
Author(s): Duke Hawkins
Publishing date: 2018
ISBN: None

For me, this series (Aircraft in Detail) from HMH Publishing, is new, though they currently have three volumes available, that I had previously been unaware of. Sent to me for my library and to review for the site as well, by our own Nic C.D. (co-author of the splendid Daco book, Uncovering the Lockheed Martin F-16A/B/C/D), my first impression was very, very favorable indeed, as it's chock full of wonderful high resolution detail photos of the sleek Dassualt Mirage 2000, just what the doctor ordered, and will prove especially useful when the 1:32 KHM Mirage 2000 is finally released.

This particular book (No. 003 in the series), depicts the gorgeous Mirage 2000, an aircraft that has been a personal favorite of mine for quite some time, and it’s geared toward both modelers and aviation enthusiasts alike, being very much a detailed, walk around overview of the type, and I couldn't be happier about that.

Photo Samples

The myriad photos obviously form the backbone of this book, and for me, this is a true blessing, as I can never seem to get enough details, and this book certainly has them in great abundance.

Even if you have just a passing interest in the sleek Mirage 2000, you can’t go wrong with the purchase of this book. You may just become a fan.


On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this book as a solid 10, no question about it. Topping out at over 100 pages, it's packed wall-to-wall with details, details, and more details, and is therefore highly recommended.

Being a bit of an obsessive Mirage 2000 nut myself, I just "knew" this was a book I'd have to add to my collection, and what an impressive tome it is too.

(Volume 001 in the series, dedicated to the Sepecat Jaguar, will definitely be added to my ever growing book collection, and that can't happen soon enough, as far as I'm concerned.)

My review copy compliments of Nicolas Deboeck and HMH Publications. Thanks a ton, Nic, it's a truly awesome piece of reference work.

© Kevin Williams 2018

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This review was published on Thursday, March 08 2018; Last modified on Friday, December 03 2021