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Macchi C.200 Saetta

Macchi C.200 Saetta Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review August 2012 Title Macchi C.200 Saetta
Author Jose Fernandez Publisher Mushroom Model Publications ISBN 978-83-61421-51-1
Format 112 pages, softbound MSRP (BP) £15.99


Make this compact compendium your guide to modeling ITALERI's 1:48 Macchi C.200 Saetta.

The matchless Jose Fernandez distills the whole spellbinding story of Italy's nimble monoplane into 112 pithy pages – most in color.

MMP's absorbing account moves from design and development through production to Saetta service in Africa, the Balkans, the USSR, and Italy – including postwar use.  Contents course through valuable variant notes, tasty technical details and exciting aircrew anecdotes.  And a convenient catalog of camouflage schemes clarifies Macchi markings.

Dozens of vintage color and B&W photos – including technical manual excerpts and details of preserved Saettas – season this sumptuous study.  Striking color profiles by the late, great Teodor Liviu Morosanu roused my modeling muse.  And 1:48 and 1:72 plans beautifully augment coverage.

I utterly enjoyed this handy handbook.

Robustly recommended.

With thanks to MMP BOOKS for the review copy.