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Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe

Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review December 2019 Title Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe
Author Artur Juszczak, Dariusz Karnas Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2019 ISBN 978-83-65958-63-1
Format 24 pages, softbound MSRP (GBP) £9.00


Considering your first foray into modeling Luftwaffe jets?

Make Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe – sixth in MMP’s growing “Singles” series – your handy handbook on Nazi Germany’s revolutionary warplane.

Spanning just 24 pages, it conveniently provides 1:72- and 1:48-scale plans, period photos, detail shots, tech-manual illustrations, color cockpit views, and informative captions. Alone, the color main instrument panel artwork is worth the relatively modest cover price.

Color profile and plan views illustrate RLM 74/75/76-bedecked “White 1” of Erprobungskommando 262 in June 1944 – completing coverage.

Just add a page with, say, four or five more Schwalbe schemes – and it’d be the perfect Me 262 reference for beginners!

With thanks to MMP for the review copy.