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Offline Deino

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Books from Harpia-Publishing
« on: November 30, 2010, 08:29:04 am »
Hi guys … I just received a few books from a more or less new publisher with a series a brilliant books.

http://www.harpia-publishing.com/

All are related to some “lesser” known or some would say even slightly “obscure” topics like …

1. Iraqi Fighters - 1953-2003: Camouflage & Markings
Preview at: http://www.harpia-publishing.com/index-IraqiFighters.html

2. Arab MiGs Volume1, MiG-15s and MiG-17s, 1955-1967
Mikoyan i Gurevich MiG-15 and MiG-17 in Service with Air Forces of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq and Syria
Preview at: http://www.harpia-publishing.com/index-ArabMigs.html

3. Latin American Fighters: from Mexico in the north down to Argentina in the south
Preview at: http://www.harpia-publishing.com/index-LAmericanFighters.html

4. African Migs - from Angola to Ivory Coast
Preview at: http://www.harpia-publishing.com/index-AfricanMigs.html

5. Latin American Mirages - Mirage III / 5 / F.1 / 2000 in Service with South American Air Arms
Preview at: http://www.harpia-publishing.com/index-LAM.html

6. IRIAF 2010 - The Modern Iranian Air Force
Preview at: http://www.harpia-publishing.com/index-IRIAF.html


All books are available as 28 x 21 cm, soft-cover with 256 pages full of pictures – most of them never published before –  numerous maps and drawings.


A bit different, since a hard-back is …
Srebrna krila - U službi i zaštiti Hrvatske I Silver Wings - Serving and Protecting Croatia
Preview at:   http://www.harpia-publishing.com/index-SilverWings.html

Future publications planned for 2011 are …
- African MiGs Volume 2 - Madagascar to Zimbabwe
- Arab MiGs Volume 2
- Arab MiGs Volume 3


Finally here a review of this book prepared by David L. Veres for the next volume of Military Aircraft Monthly magazine, in the UK:

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Let’s cut to the chase: if you’re interested in Middle East conflicts, get this outstanding book.
Period.

Tom Cooper and Dr. David Nicolle have penned the definitive history of early Soviet MiG designs in Arab military service. No other English-language work even approaches its value, scope or authority.

The authors themselves require no introduction. Few have so illumined the peripheries of aviation history for English-speaking enthusiasts. And this absorbing account of jet combat in, arguably, the world’s endless war zone doesn’t disappoint.

Cooper and Nicolle scrupulously detail the story in seven spellbinding steps. Chapters 1 and 2 cover initial Egyptian and Syrian MiG deliveries. The 1956 Suez conflict, its aftermath, the “Water War” and Yemen consume the next four. And the final segment culminates in 1967’s decisive Six Day War – the repercussions of which continue dominating Middle-East politics and policies.

Hundreds of fascinating new insights and firsthand accounts pepper the pages. The authors’ description of Yemeni operations and Operation Magic Carpet proved especially enthralling.

And not that coverage completely concentrates on titular Soviet types: Cooper and Nicolle season their story with Vampires, Meteors and Canberras, as well.

Over 170 B&W and color photos, eight appendices, and seven maps supplement the splendidly annotated text. Modelers and markings enthusiasts will particularly prize the 32 brilliantly executed color profiles by coauthor Cooper. Breathtaking!

Reflecting latest research, Cooper and Nicolle’s Arab MiGs (Volume 1) deserves a spot in every enthusiast’s library. Buy, beg or borrow this terrific tome. Then place your order for Volume 2.

I certainly shall!

Cheers, Deino
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2010, 09:28:43 am »
Upppss ... forgot to add the picture of the last book.

Deino

PS: So far ... no other opinions ??
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2010, 04:26:47 pm »
Very interesting.

The authors of Latin America Mirage are well known authors of books and magazines here in Argentina.  I've several of this articles and books in Spanish of course.

Regards
Alcides

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 06:00:54 am »
Yes, ... and it seems yet another future-projects are ...

- Arab MiGs, Volume 3: War of Attrition (period 1967-1969)

- Air War Ogaden - the air war between Ethiopia and Somalia (1977-1978)

- The Last Year of the South Vietnamese Air Force

- ... something related to the Falklands War (esp. on the Argentinian flying services during that conclift)



CHeers, Deino
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I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 02:30:07 pm »
A small update from Tom Cooper ... the book on the Falkland-War "Argentinian perspective" is on hold at least for now ...

Besides that no-one with interest in their books ?? At least I'm impressed.

Deino
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 03:30:24 pm »
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Besides that no-one with interest in their books ??

Great books, no doubt. Unfortunately, not for me. My main interest are unbuilt projects and little known aircraft variants. My interest on Air Forces is not on top of my list. I have to limit my interests to keep my brain healthy because I'm too curious.


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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 04:05:46 am »
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Besides that no-one with interest in their books ??

Great books, no doubt. Unfortunately, not for me. My main interest are unbuilt projects and little known aircraft variants. My interest on Air Forces is not on top of my list. I have to limit my interests to keep my brain healthy because I'm too curious.



Agreed ... but since I'm working together since some time with Tom I got a deeper insight into these books too and even if I agree with You I'm very much impressed how deep they cover a very special or maybe even "un-orthodox" topic. Never thought that African Air Forces could be interesting at all ...

But maybe You could stay tuned .... ::)

Deino
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 08:32:23 am »
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But maybe You could stay tuned

sure :)

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 11:49:52 pm »
A small update from Tom Cooper ... the book on the Falkland-War "Argentinian perspective" is on hold at least for now ...

Besides that no-one with interest in their books ?? At least I'm impressed.

Deino

Interesting for me? Interested in them? Well, I must confess that I have all these books with the exception of Croatia ... ;D ;D

And I'm anxiously experiments on many African second part of the MiGs and especially the war in Ogaden.

I love the little-known conflicts, for example, I wrote a small article about the war in Libya-Egypt 77, or on little-known aircraft as the IAR-93/J-22 Orao ...

So YES, I'm really interested in books of this publisher ...

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 05:49:40 am »
Harpia finally updated its section for the three books to be published later this year !
 
http://www.harpia-publishing.com/futurebooks
 
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2011, 12:08:47 am »
Interesting for me? Interested in them? Well, I must confess that I have all these books with the exception of Croatia ... ;D ;D

And I'm anxiously experiments on many African second part of the MiGs and especially the war in Ogaden.

I love the little-known conflicts, for example, I wrote a small article about the war in Libya-Egypt 77, or on little-known aircraft as the IAR-93/J-22 Orao ...

So YES, I'm really interested in books of this publisher ...

1Saludo

Nice ... maybe You should contact Tom, since he's currently preparing part 3 on


Additionally - also to the others - what topics would You like to be covered ??
So please, feel free to post your ideas and proposals for additional future research and publication projects ... .

Deino
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 01:07:59 am »
Finally the covers are ready as well as the contents were published:


1. "African MiG's"
 
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- Addenda/Errata to Volume 1 (plenty of readers' reactions, some of them trully "hot", and many, many new, high-rez photos)
 - Chapter 13: Malagasy Republic (Madagascar)
 - Chapter 14: Republic of Mali
 - Chapter 15: Republic of Mozambique
 - Chapter 16: Republic of Namibia
 - Chapter 17: Federal Republic of Nigeria
 - Chapter 18: Republic of Somalia
 - Chapter 19: Republic of the Sudan
 - Chapter 20: United Republic of Tanzania
 - Chapter 21: Republic of Uganda
 - Chapter 22: Republic of Zambia
 - Chatper 23: Republic of Zimbabwe
 - Appendix I: Air Orders of Battle (of the 23 air forces mentioned in Volumes 1 and 2), as of August 2011
 - Appendix II: ...a small surprise...   


2. "Arab-MiG's - Vol 2"
 
   
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- Addenda/Errata to Volume 1 (plenty of new photos and trully much new info obtained in reaction to the publication of Volume 1; almost an entire new chapter by size and content)
 - Chapter 1: Turbulent Times in Iraq
 - Chapter 2: Compromised Solutions
 - Chapter 3: Political Games
 - Chapter 4: Mixed Fortunes
 - Chapter 5: Cutting the Lion's Tail
 - Appendix I: Known serial numbers of UARAF MiG-19s, MiG-21s and Su-7s, 1961-1967
 - Appendix II: Known serial number of UARAF Il-28s and Tu-16s, 1958-1967
 - Appendix III: Artworks.


3. "Fall of the Flying Dragon"
 
   
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- Chapter 1: A Brief history of the VNAF
 - Chapter 2: Final build-up
 - Chapter 3: The enemy
 - Chapter 4: The pretence of peace
 - Chapter 5: Fighting the poor man's war
 - Chapter 6: Beginning of the end
 - Chapter 7: Abandoning the north
 - Chapter 8: Target Saigon
 - Chapter 9: Last week of war
 - Chapter 10: The great escape
 - Chapter 11: Postscript
 - Appendix I: Orbat VNAF February 1975
 - Appendix II: VNAF Squadron Activations
 - Appendix III: Aircraft of VNAF, 1953-1975
 - Appendix IV: Artworks
   
Deino
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2011, 12:20:57 am »
Good news! I got African MiGs volume one about one year ago,which is the most detailed info I have seen for Soviet fighters in African Wars and Clashes.

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« Last Edit: October 21, 2011, 09:31:30 am by Deino »
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
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For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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W.H.Auden (1945)

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Re: Books from Harpia-Publishing
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2011, 01:10:59 am »
... and finally for all interested in something related to "my" most favourite topic !!!   ;)

http://www.harpia-publishing.com/futurebooks


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« Last Edit: October 24, 2011, 07:41:39 am by Deino »
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.
...
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
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W.H.Auden (1945)