thoroughly updated Third Edition of the first Profile & Scale
series details the Polikarpov I-16 family comprehensively. Numerous
well known I-16 examples are faithfully documented in full-colour
profile, some of which are all-new. Perhaps 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. The volume is now updated to the latest I-16 family
research. Readers will find many I-16 family myths put to rest, and at
long last many hitherto confused or inaccurate details rectified.
Full five-side views (top, bottom, port, starboard, front) are provided for all of the major production models of the I-16. The scale line drawings are complimented by unique shading block artwork which illuminates the aircraft's various shapes, bumps and curves using a 3D rendering of the Type 24.
Many of the colour profiles represent examples which will be familiar to most students of the I-16, albeit completed to the utmost standard of accuracy. However, several profiles will doubtless be new even to experienced readers. The book should delight both the casual reader and the serious student, equally.
|" This new Profile & Scale series is designed for the modeller and
hobbyist as a graphical resource for the subject aircraft. The books
are divided into two main sections, with the first containing over 70
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. "