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Why aren't there books on US planes like Yefim Gordon?

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I just got the Yefim Gordon MiG 29 book and its awesome, I also have the Flanker book, thick tons of pictures, details, why isn't there anything similar for US aircraft?

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Have you checked outJake Mellampy of  Reid publications books on the F-16/15/18 etc? He has a spot on this forum. It’s in the sponsors forum section below this one.

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got his books on the F-16, F-15, modeling the Hornet and F-16, they are great photographic references, yefim gordons books are in depth history and technical, great for foreign equipment, but we have nothing similar

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Take a look at the ongoing book thread.   I posted on a really good book on the F-105.  

 

Plenty of good, detailed books out there on US aircraft, I think you just need to dig a little.   

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I have one book he did, and like it very much! Lots of Mig25 data in it. As for American airframes, I find the SAM books to be very well done.

Glt

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Not to start something but I have found numerous errors in several SAM MDF books so I wouldn't say that they rank on the same level as Yefim Gordon books. They have good info and detail but some of the technical info is just completed wrong, it appears that they did not seek out anyone with technical knowledge of the subject when writing some of the books.

 

There are numerous books on US subjects that I would say rank right up there, if not better than, with Yefim Gordon's books. Jake Melampy, Steve Ginter's Naval/Air Force Series, Bert Kinzey's Detail & Scale Series and Danny Coreman's books are all excellent books.

 

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I only have one Gordon book on the Tu-22M.  It is good though.

On 9/12/2019 at 1:32 AM, SinisterVampire319 said:

Back in the day. Detail and Scale and Aerofax were my go to US aircraft series books.

Agreed!  Jay Miller's Aerofax, Aerograph & Datagraph books are as good as they get.  Midlands Publishing (UK) seems to have carried this forward when Jay sold them the rights.

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On 8/25/2019 at 12:29 PM, 11bee said:

Take a look at the ongoing book thread.   I posted on a really good book on the F-105. 

 

Do you have a link by any chance? I don't see a dedicated book forum here.

 

Thanks,

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22 hours ago, Jagdtiger46 said:

 

Do you have a link by any chance? I don't see a dedicated book forum here.

 

Thanks,

 

Not a forum but a thread right here:

 

 

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1 hour ago, cruiz said:

Not a forum but a thread right here:

 

OK, thanks a bunch for that. (I realized after the fact that is was actually a thread to look for, not a forum as such.)

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On 8/23/2019 at 7:24 PM, DarkKnight said:

I just got the Yefim Gordon MiG 29 book and its awesome, I also have the Flanker book, thick tons of pictures, details, why isn't there anything similar for US aircraft?

I found a new copy at the Half Priced Book Store a week ago. WOW! And Wow again! If the guy knows his stuff, then there are a few folks that need re-educated. By the way I got it for $24 out the door!

Gary

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