Macchi C.200 Saetta Book Review
|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.
With thanks to MMP BOOKS for the review copy.