Mushroom Models Publications' Single 08: Me-410A-1/U4

Author:

Dariusz Karnas & Krzsztof Wołowski

Publisher

Mushroom Model Publications

Price

9.00

Reviewer:

Scott Van Aken

Notes: 24 pages, ISBN 978-83-65958-65-5

This next release in MMP's Single series concentrates on the Me-410A-1/U4. This was to be a replacement for the Bf-110, but original Me-210 design was a disaster and had major issues in the way it flew. A major rebuild of the airframe resulted in the much better Me-410, however, by the time it entered the war, there was little real need for a heavy fighter. Not many were built and those that were generally met their end attacking US bomber streams where escorting fighters made easy work of them.

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 lone extant Me-410. This is a /U2 version and not the U4 variant of the drawings with the big BK 50 cannon in the nose. The size of the aircraft means that the upper and lower drawings in 1/48 are in a fold out. 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.

September 2019

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