Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-1941 (Vol 2) Book Review
|Date of Review||May 2021||Title||Yugoslav Fighter Colours 1918-1941 (Vol 2)|
|Author||Ognjan Petrovic, Djordie Nikolic||Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Format||175 pages, hardbound||MSRP (GBP)||£35.00|
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?
With thanks to MMP for the review copy.