Messerschmitt Me 262A Schwalbe Book Review
|Date of Review||July 2014||Title||Messerschmitt Me 262A Schwalbe|
|Author||Robert Peczkowski||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||112 pages, softbound||MSRP (BP)||£13.99|
Seeking a handy handbook on Nazi German's iconic jet fighter? Look no further than Messerschmitt Me 262 A Schwalbe from Stratus/MMP Books – available in North America from Casemate.
After an obligatory "technical description", contents immediately shift to capsule entries on every subtype – including Schnellbomber/Sturmvogel attack variants. Thirty pages of beautifully rendered color plates – including examples in captured Allied use – follow.
Coverage then continues with airframe and interior details – including cockpit, instrumentation, armament and engine specifics. And a list of selected primary and secondary sources satisfactorily suggests this amazing aircraft's bibliography.
The variant drawings alone are worth the price of admission. Dozens of Me 262 photos – color and B&W; historical and preserved machines – also season this succinct study. In citing postwar Czech developments, Stratus/MMP even thoughtfully tout their pending Mezek & Turbina: Messerschmitts in Czechoslovakia.
I'm certainly licking my eyebrows for that!
What a cool, convenient, compact compendium! Confused about Me 262 variants? Looking for model project inspiration? Get Messerschmitt Me 262 A Schwalbe from Stratus/MMP Books.
With thanks to MMP for the review copy.