Fouga Magister

Tine Soetaert

Date Published :
April 2015
Publisher :
Series :
White Series
Illustration :
B/W photos, color photos, 1/48 Scale plans, About 40 color profiles
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ISBN : 9788363678388
Pages : 124
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.25 inches
In stock


An illustrated technical history of the Fouga Magister – 1950s French two-seat jet trainer.

The different versions of the plane are described and illustrated; all the changes in specification, equipment and performance are recorded.

Drawings and data from the original technical manuals, full dimensional details and photographs of surviving examples preserved in aviation museums illustrate all aspects of the airframe, inside and out.

Brief operational history of all export users including Israel, Finland, Belgium, Katanga, Ireland, Brazil and others.

Color photographs and many pages of color illustrations complete the book's comprehensive coverage.

About 40 color profiles.

Profusely illustrated with photos, including walk-around section showing all aspects of the airframe, and diagrams from official manuals. Includes 1/72nd and 1/48th scale plans, and color profiles showing many of the colorful schemes applied to the Fouga Magister by its users, including anniversary schemes.


"With nearly 1000 produced, distinctive butterfly-tail CM-170 Fouga Magisters rank among the world's classic combat jets. They served as trainers and light strike aircraft in at least 22 air forces. And France, Finland, Germany and Israel manufactured the machine. Now I just found the perfect reference for Kinetic's new 1:48 CM-170 kit. Fouga Magister - number 9127 in MMP's "White” series - includes dozens of B&W and color photos, 1:72- and 1:48-scale plans, close-up shots, interior details, technical-manual excerpts and 35 lip-smacking color profiles. Author Tine Soetaert also treats readers to a whirlwind tour of the aircraft's design, development and operational service. Did you know that the design's long, narrow-chord wing reflects its glider roots? Over 132 lavishly illustrated pages, readers enjoy, in short, everything needed to trick-out their favorite Magister models. But that Ugandan roundel proportion looks wrong. Building Airfix's 1:72 kit? Tackling Heller's ancient 1:50 effort? Try finding a better English-language Magister monograph. Recommended!"

- Cybermodeler, January 2016

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