Mushroom Models Publications' Single #24: Hs-126B-1


Robert Panek & Krysztof Wolowski


Mushroom Model Publications


$11.99 from


Scott Van Aken

Notes: 24 pages, ISBN 978-83-66549-16-6

This next edition of MMP's Singles series is on the Henschel Hs-126. This aircraft was developed before WWII when observation aircraft were a type that every major air power had in their inventory. The 126 was especially capable and was a fairly large aircraft. In addition to its tactical recon abilities, it could also carry a single bomb on a lower side mounted rack. Of course, it was most effective when the Germans had local air superiority as it was not fast. However, it did carry a rear machine gun for defense and it also had one in the front. It was not unheard of for a 126 pilot to score an air to air victory as the type was very maneuverable and was often able to evade an attacking enemy. The type served in all theaters until the end of the war. None survive.

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. Because of the size of the plans, there are no fuselage cross sections that are in other editions. 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.

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.

February 2021

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