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Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Romania

Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Romania Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review May 2016 Title Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Romania
Author Teodor Liviu Morosanu, Dan Melinte Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2016 ISBN 9788365281050
Format 48 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $35.00

Review

Bf 109 aficionados! Grab your drool cups!

Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Romania – MMP’s latest “Spotlight On” installment – sports 42 lip-smacking color plates by the late, great Teodor Liviu Morosanu.

From early “Emils” to postwar “Gustavs”, MMP superbly samples the sumptuous swath of Romanian 109 warpaint. And the stunning artwork will certainly motivate your modeling muse.

Contents commence with a two-page “Introduction”. That’s where you find authoritative service and markings notes on Bf 109s in Aeronautica Regala Romana service.

Confused about Romanian WWII insignia? MMP helpfully recaps 15 national markings variants – a dozen “King Michael Cross” and three roundel examples, with dimensions and proportions.

The study then swiftly segues to color plates. Each sports at least one profile, variant and serial notes, descriptive text, and camouflage comments.

My ongoing gripe? No plan views! MMP should consider adding top and bottom perspectives – even tiny insets – to their side studies. Subject reference photos wouldn’t hurt, either.

So take a break from black-cross-bedecked 109s. Get this vivid “Spotlight On” volume.

Robustly recommended!

With thanks to Casemate for the review copy.

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