This book covers fighter jets deployed by the Finnish Air Force. Camouflage and markings of the fighters are described in unparalleled detail by the well-known Finnish author Kyosti Partonen and are illustrated in many previously unpublished photographs and colour profiles exclusively created for publication here. * dH Vampire Mk 52; * Vampire Trainer Mk 55; * Folland Gnat Mk 1; * Potez-Air Fouga CM 170 Magister; * Ilyushin Il-28 and Il-28R; * Mikoyan-Gurevitsh UTI MiG-15; * Mikoyan-Gurevitsh MiG-21 F13; * Mikoyan-Gurevitsh MiG-21UM; * Mikoyan-Gurevitsh MiG-21 bis; * SAAB 35BS, CS, FS and S Draken; * Bae Hawk Mk 51 and Mk 51A; * Bae Hawk Mk 66; * Gates Learjet 35A/S; * McDonnell/Boeing F-18C/D; * McDonnell/Boeing F/A-Hornet; A rarely documented aspect of post-war aviation history, this book features superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around colour photographs and rare black and white archive photographs. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers.
FINNISH JET COLOURS
This work is based on almost 40 years of study of Finnish Air Force aircraft external finish and markings. It started from model building and searching references, then widening to more systematic photographing of the aircraft and ending in various archives.