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Me 262 Units

Me 262 Units Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2005 Title Me 262 Units
Author Marek J. Murawski Publisher Kagero
Published 2005 ISBN 83-89088-58-4
Format 104 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $24.95


Kagero has been turning out some very interesting and well-researched monographs on many subjects. In this release, Kagero examines the operational history of the world's first operational jet fighter, the Me 262. Published in both Polish and English, the author walks the reader through the initial deployment of the fighter version and then the diversion of production to Hitler's Blitz Bomber.

The coverage includes:

  • Introduction
  • Einsatzkommando Schenk
  • KG 51
  • 10./NJG 11
  • JV 44
  • Other Units
  • Bibliography

Book Review

In addition to the operational history of the aircraft, the title has a color photo walk around of the Me 262 at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Coverage of this part ends with some excellent color profiles of the aircraft.

Book Review

As is customary for the Kagero series, a sheet of Techmod decals is included representing selected subjects from the color profiles in the title. In a new push, Kagero has elected to provide fewer subjects on the decal sheet in favor of providing those subjects that are covered in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32. All modelers win with this approach! The subjects include:

  • Me 262A-1a, Einsatzkommando Schenk, Black F, July 1944
  • Me 262A-1a, JV 44, White 5, April 1945
  • Me 262A-1a, 8./JG(J) 6, Red 7, May 1945

You'll definitely want to add this title to your reference library. You can find Kagero books at your favorite hobby retailer.