Mushroom Models Publications' Single 06: Me-262A

Author:

Dariusz Karnas & Artur Juszczak

Publisher

Mushroom Model Publications

Price

9.00

Reviewer:

Scott Van Aken

Notes: 24 pages, ISBN 978-83-65958-63-1

This sixth release in MMP's Single series concentrates on the Me-262A-1a. This was the first operational jet fighter and the most feared by Allied bomber crews and fighter escorts alike. It was heavily armed and generally too fast to catch. Many were shot down while they had slowed for landing. To say it was a game changer would be an understatement as it pretty well started the jet turbine revolution.

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 period photos showing both the entire aircraft and some details. A real plus to this are a number of illustrations from the airframe manuals. There are also color photos of the restored aircraft so you can get an idea of the color as well as detail photos from the same source. A 3D instrument panel is part of this. 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.

August 2019

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