no.2 of the Profile
& Scale series
details the MiG-1 and -3 family of fighters as never seen before. Many
famous MiG examples are faithfully documented in full-colour profile.
Most importantly, the work contains many pages of original, never
previously published scale line drawings (in 1:48). The line drawings
are the culmination of nearly 25 years' dedicated work on such scale
details, and should present the most complete, accurate and
illuminating such work anywhere at the present time.
Readers will likely see for the first time a comprehensive picture of the technical development of MiG series manufacture. This developmental picture is thoroughly illustrated via seven complete sets of 1:48 scale, five view, drawings showing the main production versions of this aircraft (detailing their time of manufacture and Production Number ranges), in addition to scrap and detailed views. Further special sections in the book discuss the developments and differences in the MiG's nose, the shape of the vertical stabiliser, and other such items. It is fervently hoped that at long last many hitherto confused or inaccurate details will be clarified and rectified.
Many of the colour profiles represent examples which will be familiar to most students of the MiG-1 and -3, albeit completed to the utmost standard of accuracy. However, several profiles will doubtless be new even to experienced readers; I hope these delight both the casual reader and the serious student, equally.
This new Profile & Scale series is designed for the modeller
hobbyist as a graphical resource for the subject aircraft. The books
are divided into two main sections, with the first containing over 50
fully rendered colour profiles, each illustrating a
specific historical example in exacting detail. The accompanying
explanatory text and photographs help to clarify any points of interest
This colour artwork is complimented in the following section by dozens of superb scale line drawings which demonstrate the exact shape and dimensions of the machine to a degree never seen previously. These scale drawings cover all of the main variants and developments of the type, including detail views of important modifications and features.
The Profile & Scale series books are a treasure-trove for hobbyist and historian, alike. Those wishing to complete their own modelling project or artwork with the utmost accuracy and historical fidelity will find no better resource with which to do so. "