Mushroom Models Publications' Single #45: PZL Lim-1


Dariusz Karnas & Andrzej Olejniczak


Mushroom Model Publications


$11.95 from


Scott Van Aken

Notes: 24 pages, ISBN 978-367227-24-7

This next edition of MMP's Singles series is on the PZL Lim-1. Now you are probably thinking "This looks just like a MiG-15bis". Well, yes it does and that is because the Lim-1 was a license build of the MiG. Not only Poland, but also Czechoslovakia built this aircraft, mostly for their own air arms, but also for export. Differences were quite minimal and were basically limited to things like radios and instrumentation. Not surprising is that these planes often stayed in service long after the Soviets retired their MiG-15s, being used in fighter training squadrons

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 1/72 and 1/48 scale. The book includes a goodly number of illustrations of various parts of the plane from technical manuals and museum birds along with photos showing the entire aircraft and some details. The book finishes up with large, full page color views of a bare metal Lim-1, which is pretty well the way most of these planes looked.

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.

May 2023

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