Mushroom Models Publications' Single #22: Morane-Saulnier M.S.406


Dariusz Karnas & Karolina Hołda


Mushroom Model Publications


$11.99 from


Scott Van Aken

Notes: 24 pages, ISBN 978-83-65958-96-9

One of their most releases in MMP's Single series highlights the French MS.406. Like the US P-40E, this was pretty much the plane with which France went to war. Sure, they had a number of Hawk 75s as well as D.520s and Bloch 151/152s, but in terms of numbers, this was the most prolific. Unfortunately, it was not a match for the Bf-109E that it faced and even when skillfully piloted, was often on the losing end of the battle. When France capitulated, the type still saw service with Vichy forces. It was also used as an advanced trainer by the Germans and provided to some Axis allies.

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 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 views of an in-service example along with a detailed page covering the instrument panel. A nice treat are a pair of period color photos of Finnish examples.

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. I found it be well done and one that I can highly recommend to you.

October 2020

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