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Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-1941 (Vol 2)

Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-1941 (Vol 2) Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review May 2021 Title Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-1941 (Vol 2)
Author Ognjan Petrovic, Djordie Nikolic Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2021 ISBN 9788365958266
Format 175 pages, hardbound MSRP (GBP) £35.00

Review

Ognjan Petrovic and Djordie Nikolic conclude their two-volume study of Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-1941 in spectacular fashion.

Available in North America from Casemate, MMP’s handy hardback spans ten fascinating chapters over 175 lavishly illustrated pages:

  • Hawker Yugoslav Fury
  • Ikarus IK-2
  • Hawker Hurricane Mk.I
  • Rogozarski IK-3
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3a
  • Potez 63
  • Rogozarski R-313
  • Zmaj R-1
  • Ikaruz Orkan
  • Messerschmitt Bf 110C-4

As with Volume 1, subject sections begin with general design & development remarks, move to Royal Yugoslav service notes, and end with color & markings commentary, color plates, and reference shots.

Co-author Petrovic’s stunning art will really motivate your modeling muse!

Hundreds of archival images – including period color photos – also illustrate the effort. Start planning that Yugoslav fighter group-build.

But pity authors include no illustrations of the LVT-1 – Yugoslavia’s Hurricane derivative with a Daimler Benz DB 601 engine. Now that would give IPMS contest judges whiplash!

Extended captions, tables, four appendices, and Volume 1 addenda and errata further augment the account. And six pages of sources complete coverage.

What a stunning smorgasbord. Sure, awkward grammar and diction tincture text. But as a Blitzkrieg-era aviation enthusiast, I savored every detail-packed page. Grab both volumes.

Now how about a sequel on WWII Yugoslav bomber colors – Dornier Do 17s, Bristol Blenheims, Savoia-Marchetti SM.79s, and others? What do you say, Ognjan Petrovic and Djordie Nikolic?

Rabidly recommended!

With thanks to MMP for the review copy.