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Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K Volume I

Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K Volume I Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2005 Title Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K Volume I
Author Jakub Plewka Publisher Kagero
Published 2005 ISBN 83-89088-77-0
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:

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Bibliography

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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!