Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K Volume I Book Review
|Date of Review||October 2005||Title||Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K Volume I|
|Format||98 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$24.95|
Kagero has been turning out some very interesting and well-researched monographs. In this latest release, they begin their detailed look into the Bf 109 series starting with the last versions - the Bf 109G/K.
In Volume 1, the author starts with the developmental history of these versions, the differences in the airframe between models and sub-variants, and some of the distinctive markings worn by this part of the Bf 109 family.
The coverage includes:
- Bf 109G and K Origins, Design and Development
- How to Identify a Gustav Version?
- Technical Characteristics
- Pilots' Mark of Gustav
- Serial Number Blocks
- Camouflage & Markings
In addition to the historical aspects of this title, presented in both Polish and English, there are numerous fold-out three view diagrams of the various sub-variants and many color profiles as well. In fact, a sheet of Techmod decals is also provided with the markings of selected color profiles in 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 scale. This set provides the distinctive markings and a very complete set of maintenance stencils for:
- Bf 109G-2 Trop, Yellow 6, 6./JG 53, Sicily, 1943
The aviation historian and modeler alike will want to add this to their reference libraries - especially considering the VERY reasonable retail price!