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Morane Saulnier MS.406

Morane Saulnier MS.406 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review October 2020 Title Morane Saulnier MS.406
Author Dariusz Karnas Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2020 ISBN 9788365958969
Format 24 pages, softbound MSRP (GBP) £9.00


France’s most important fighter at the start of WWII, the Morane Saulnier MS.406 bore the brunt of Blitzkrieg-era actions.

Now MMP recaps the nimble warplane in no. “22a” of its growing “Single” series of budget monographs – available in North America from Casemate.

The succinct, 24-page study commences with 1:72 and 1:48-scale plans by Dariusz Karnas. Eighteen pages of period shots and tech-manual details follow. And two pages of color plates by the ever-excellent Karolina Holda illustrate “MS311” with Finland’s 1/Lentolaivue 28 in September 1941.

A companion volume – no. “22b” – swaps French Armée de l’Aire livery for the Finnish scheme.

MMP’s brief book is compact and convenient for easy workbench reference. And it’s inexpensive enough that spilled paint or glue smudges won’t fuel owner angst.

Speaking of model projects, my copy came with a flier for Dora Wings’ pending, 1:48-scale MS.406C1. That I can’t wait to see!

With thanks to MMP for the review copy.