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  1. The second new book that will be available as of March 31 2021 is a 116 page book on the Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet. It contains over 260 photos and covers every aspect of the small jet trainer that was also used as a small attack aircraft. Here's the cover of the book with reference DH-018: This is the first time so many detailed photos are assembled in one book of this agile little jet. Photos include the A-version, that was used by Germany and later sold to many countries, such as Portugal, and the E-version of France. Photos include aircraft from Belgium, France, P
  2. We're proud to announce that we will be releasing 2 new books in the Duke Hawkins series on March 31. The first one, with reference DH-017 will be on the Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot. This is a 116 page book, showing both action and details. Not just the basic version of the Su-25, but also many of the updated versions, including the Miming from Georgia and the Su-25SM3-9 from Russia. A lot of details is captured in the +260 photos, including cockpit photos of the different versions, fuselage, landing gear, wings, ... and a huge maintenance chapter. Here are a few previews:
  3. Those are interesting suggestions, Chris! We're working on some aircraft that haven't been covered in detail before, so that is always a challenge. But some of what you mentioned is in production! Keep the suggestions coming! Nic
  4. In April our next two books will be presented - and I'll do that here, of course - and our Mirage 2000 book, which is now sold out, will be available again. We've got plenty more aircraft (and helicopters) in the planning, but I am really interested to know which aircraft you would like us to make books about. Please post your suggestions here. It can be fighters, trainers, tankers, transport aircraft, helicopters, bombers, ... I'm looking forward to your feedback! Nic
  5. I can do that! So, our website is www.hmh-publications.com. It is a simple site, but it gives a good idea of what we do. Our books can be bought from us, or from many shops around Europe, some in Asia and North America. The latter get their books through our distributor Casemate Publishers. At the moment, we have produced 18 books in the last 3,5 years. The subjects are: Sepecat Jaguar, F-16, Mirage 2000, MiG-29 Fulcrum, Panavia Tornado, Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab Viggen, F/A-18 (Legacy) Hornet, C-130, Mirage F.1, Harrier II, MiG-31, Mirage III/5/50, A-4 Skyhawk, Phanto
  6. Just a few weeks ago, one of our newest books was released: 196 pages on the F-4E/F/EJ, RF-4C/E and QF-4E. It took a fair amount of time to get it done, but it's finally here! In it, we have jets from Greece, Germany, Turkey, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Egypt and USAF. And we were lucky to have to rarely seen stuff, like this: This is a view in a maintenance hangar in Iran! Many parts of the jets are reverse-engineered in Iran in order to keep the aircraft operational. Not only a lot of details in these photos, but also some great ideas for a diorama! A lot o
  7. I'm proud to announce that we started a subforum in the "Shops, manufacturers & vendors" part of the forum. We will keep you informed there on our books, reprints, plans, ideas, and new releases. I would like to thank Mike from Britmodeller to help us and allowing us to set this up. Our books are photographical portraits on aircraft, showing both action and detail and we hope to release at least 4 new books each year. So far, we've released 18 books, two new books are scheduled to be released by the end of March 2021. Please feel free to browse the subforum! Take c
  8. Hello Britmodellers! We're proud to start a subforum here on Britmodeller to introduce our books. Being modellers ourselves, we started the Duke Hawkins book series little over 3 years ago to make books on aircraft, showing them both in action and in detail. Our first book was released in the summer of 2017 and was on the Sepecat Jaguar - and we had the ambition to release at least 4 books every year. So far, we're on schedule. In the subforum, I will present additional photos to our books, new books in preparation, but also I hope to get some of your suggestions.
  9. Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! I just got info back from a Russian pilot that I could ask the question - through a friend, through a friend and Rob is the winner: the dots indicate the necessity to inspect the bays: a yellow dot is for a pre-flight inspection, green and blue for checks in between flights on the same day and red for end of day inspections. Knowing that some panels have to be opened by removing a ton of screws, such as on the nose of the Su-24 MR, that needs a lot of time and discipline! Thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it!
  10. Thank you for the feedback! It is true that these dots are mostly on the panel edges, but it puzzles me that there are variations. On the tip of the nose of the Su-25, it's just red, on other parts, such as the step to get into the cockpit it's red, blue and green and on other parts, like the air intake there is only a yellow dot. And with the Su-24 I found all 4 colours together! Thank you for posting the links too, I'll just need to find someone who can read Russian. If I find it, I'll let you know! Nic
  11. I'm doing research on some Russian aircraft and I found that some, like the Su-24 or Su-25 have on several parts of the fuselage coloured dots painted on them, ofter near panel lines. I've seen red, blue, yellow and green dots. Does anyone know what they stand for, I'm curious about them. Thanks in advance for any feedback! Nic
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