Kagero's Messerschmitt Bf-110 volume II


Witold Koszela






Scott Van Aken

Notes: Top Drawings #61.
ISBN 978-83-951575-9-2

Plans have become a staple amongst modelers and enthusiasts over the last decade or so. Kagero has been on company that has embraced this trend with a now rather extensive catalog of books that focus on this aspect of the hobby.

This particular book is their 61st set of plans in their Top Drawings series and concentrates on the later variants of the 110, specifically the E/F/G versions. It was initially planned to make the E model the final 110, but issues with its replacement, the Me-210, kept the aircraft in production until almost the end of the war. While the 110 was not the easy target that many histories make it out to be, it was not a great air combat fighter. Where it really came into its own was as a night fighter and ground attack aircraft. Its long range and ability to stay in the air a long time were very much plusses and it was a very stable gun platform.

It seems that 1/48 scale is the main scale for modelers and you will find that all of the major plans sections are in this scale. That includes the two very large fold outs that offer upper and lower plan views, ensuring that all aspects of the airframe are fully covered. The 1/72 modeler is not left out as the section that shows the differences between variants is reproduced in this scale. Let us also not forget the superlative and quite large full color profiles that are included, these also being to 1/48 scale. As a bit of a bonus, Kagero has included canopy masks for the 1/72 and 1/48 Eduard kits.

If you are a fan of plans, and many are, this would be a very good one to add to your collection.

January 2019

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