Bell P-39Q Airacobra Book Review
|Date of Review||July 2019||Title||Bell P-39Q Airacobra|
|Author||Artur Juszczak, Dariusz Karnas||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||24 pages, hardbound||MSRP (GBP)||£9.00|
MMP kick-starts its new “Single” series of budget monographs with a handy handbook on the Bell P-39Q Airacobra.
The slim, 24-page study begins with five pages of 1:72 and 1:48-scale plans by co-author Karnas. Those segue to 16 pages of detail drawings, tech-manual excerpts, close-up photos, and both period and museum Airacobra shots.
Two pages of color plates – both profile and plan views – illustrate Soviet ace Capt. Pavel Kutashov’s P-39Q, concluding contents.
Size is compact and convenient enough to grace the workbench during your next Airacobra detailing session. And it’s economical enough that spilled or smudged paint won’t trigger a torrent of expletives.
Just add a page of color profiles illustrating, say, four or five more Airacobra schemes – and it’d be perfect!
David L. Veres
With thanks to MMP for the review copy.