At present, there are no other books in print that can match both the accuracy of realism and flight capability in some of the models contain in this book. Both worlds of origami enthusiasts and paper airplane aficionados can fold and fly some of the best fighter jets ever engineered. To create these functional aircrafts, just fold and fly; no need for scissors, glue, paper clips, or tape. Some of these designs are aim at accurate appearance as well as aerodynamic flight of real fighter jets of the world military.
All aircraft designs are made from a rectangular base of half sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper (4.25" x 11"). How efficient is that, a regular sheet of paper makes two awesome flying aircrafts. There are 26 varieties of fighter jets and aircrafts to choose from to start any paper warplane games or airplane competition. Some of the more familiar fighter jets you can choose from are: Typhoon, Mirage 2000, Javelin, MIG-29, F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22 and many other original designs. Once you have mastered all designs, you should be able to mix and match any combination of you own using some of these original paper folds contain in this book. If you truly appreciate paper planes or origami, then this book is a must have for your collection.
Update: In the rush to finish the book, minor mistakes were made that I would like to clarify. 1. The Javelin final model should have its cockpit area folded up like its picture. 2. F-15 picture on pg. 96 is incorrect depicted. 3. F-18 second sequence of steps should have been Ranger 1 steps #12-15 not Archer 1 as listed. 4. The last model, Avenger, is missing a title for the third sequence of steps, it should have indicated to use the Sukhoi-37 steps #65-73, before steps #59-61. Like I've mentioned in the text, it may take some flight tests to find that perfect flight pattern since regular copy or print paper weight and grade varies, then so does each paper airplane's flight potential. Also, a simple mistake in any folding process can greatly affect the airplane's flight potential, try refolding the same model several times and/or with different copy paper weight or size (11x17 papers can be easier to fold since it is a larger starting size, just make sure it is mathematically the ratio of 1:2.59). I welcome any other future feedbacks/reviews/questions and thank you for the support.
Begining November 8, 2011, I have added some YouTube videos on some of the models from this book. Please visit the website and search by book title or author name for the samples. Try it before buying.
Tem Boun has over 23 years of origami experience started from learning the paper crane and blossoming to paper airplanes. Tem favors mostly intermediate to complex level of origami models, from animals to aircrafts. He still currently lives, folds, and works as a small business owner in Iowa.