Messerschmitt Me 410 A-1/U4 Book Review
|Date of Review||December 2019||Title||Messerschmitt Me 410 A-1/U4|
|Author||Dariusz Karnas, Krzysztof Wolowski||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||24 pages, softbound||MSRP (GBP)||£9.00|
Sleek and advanced, Messerschmitt’s Me 410 sported heavy offensive armament, remotely controlled defensive weapons, and provision for bombing. Intended as successor to the company’s legendary Bf 110 series, the problem-plagued design ultimately proved unsuccessful in virtually every intended role.
Still, the Me 410 remains a popular modeling subject. And MMP Books’ Messerschmitt Me 410 A-1/U4 – eighth in the publisher’s growing “Single” range – offers hobbyists an affordable handbook on the aircraft.
Spanning just 22 pages, contents include 1:72- and 1:48-scale plans, period and museum shots, detail photos, archival illustrations, color cockpit views, and informative captions.
Size is compact and convenient enough to grace the workbench during your next project session. And it’s economical enough that spilled or smudged paint won’t trigger a tirade of expletives!
Three final pages of color plates – profile and plan views – depict Messerschmitt Me 410 A-1/U4 3U+CC of II/ZG26, summer 1944.
With thanks to MMP for the review copy.