Mushroom Models Publications' Single 10: PZL TS.11 Iskra R Novax


Dariusz Karnas & Artur Juszczak


Mushroom Model Publications


$11.99 from


Scott Van Aken

Notes: 24 pages, ISBN 978-83-65958-72-3

This next release in MMP's Single series concentrates on the PZL TS-11 Iskra R Novax. The Iskra was PZL's and Poland's first locally designed and built jet. The aircraft has served as a trainer and light attack aircraft for over 50 years and is still in service. This book covers the most recent, updated Iskra. My knowledge of the aircraft is minimal as best, but it seems to me that the major visual on the updated aircraft is a slightly bulged nose that houses a small radar set. This version is a dedicated reconnaissance version and is operated by the Polish Navy.

In line with the other releases, this one is in the large A4 size with several distinct sections. There is no history of the type, but there are superbly done plans in both 1/48 and 1/72 scale. This includes fuselage and wing cross sections that are often missing from other plans. The book includes a goodly number of photos showing both the entire aircraft and some details. A real plus to this are a number of illustrations from the airframe manuals. The book finishes up with large, full page color four views of an in-service example.

It is another great addition to the MMP family of books that offers all that both the modeler and the enthusiast are seeking in a plans/detail book on a specific aircraft without going into a ton of detail. It is a book that I found to be well done and one that I can highly recommend to you.

December 2019

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