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Bell P-39Q Airacobra

Bell P-39Q Airacobra Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review July 2019 Title Bell P-39Q Airacobra
Author Artur Juszczak, Dariusz Karnas Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2019 ISBN 9788365958587
Format 24 pages, hardbound MSRP (GBP) £9.00


MMP kick-starts its new “Single” series of budget monographs with a handy handbook on the Bell P-39Q Airacobra.

The slim, 24-page study begins with five pages of 1:72 and 1:48-scale plans by co-author Karnas. Those segue to 16 pages of detail drawings, tech-manual excerpts, close-up photos, and both period and museum Airacobra shots.

Two pages of color plates – both profile and plan views – illustrate Soviet ace Capt. Pavel Kutashov’s P-39Q, concluding contents.

Size is compact and convenient enough to grace the workbench during your next Airacobra detailing session. And it’s economical enough that spilled or smudged paint won’t trigger a torrent of expletives.

Just add a page of color profiles illustrating, say, four or five more Airacobra schemes – and it’d be perfect!

David L. Veres

With thanks to MMP for the review copy.