HMH Publications | Aircraft in Detail #006: Eurofighter Typhoon
Reviewed by Kevin Williams
Publisher: HMH Publications
Author(s): Pied, Deboeck
Publishing date: 2019
For me, this series (Aircraft in Detail) from HMH Publishing, is still relatively new, though they currently have several other volumes available, and are well on the way to becoming a force to reckon with in the aircraft detail reference world. Sent to me for my library and to review for the site as well, by our own Nicolas Deboeck (co-author of the splendid Daco book, Uncovering the Lockheed Martin F-16A/B/C/D), my first impression of this volume was very, very favorable indeed, as it's chock full of wonderful high resolution detail photos of the Eurofighter Typhoon, just what the doctor ordered, and will prove especially useful if and when I ever tackle the Revell kit of this machine.
This particular book (No. 006 in the series), depicts the Eurofighter Typhoon, 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.
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. (Several of the photos here were graciously supplied by Nic, and are used here with his permission.)
My personal belief is that this volume will become "the de facto benchmark" against which all other Typhoon references will be measured.
Even if you have just a passing interest in the Typhoon, you can’t go wrong with the purchase of this book. You may just become a fan. Definitely one to be added to the personal library, and I'm thrilled to have it.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this book as a solid 10, no question about it. Topping out slightly over 110 pages, it's packed wall-to-wall with details, details, and more details, and is therefore highly recommended.
(Volume 002 in the series, dedicated to the F-16 Fighting Falcon, as well as volume 004; the Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum, will definitely be added to my ever growing book collection from this publisher, 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 2019
This review was published on Monday, August 26 2019; Last modified on Tuesday, September 17 2019