Messerschmitt Bf 109

Warpaint Special Number 2
Drawings and Text by Chris Banyai-Riepl
Edited by Alan Hall
Photo illustrations by Barry Rosch

Reviewed by Terry D. Moore

Ninety Six pages of Bf 109's! If you are looking to do that special color scheme - that 109 that is offbeat, unusual, or otherwise very interesting, then this is the book for you. Hundreds of profiles covering the entire range of 109 from the prototype to the post war Hispano Ha 1112. The text is minimal which is good because it allows more space for the profiles(some with 4-view renderings). Besides, there are other books that cover the history of the aircraft in detail. There are quite a number of photos(some in color) that have not been seen before(at least I had not seen some of them). I now have a much greater range of ideas for the dozen or so 109's in my garage o' kits, and that's after the several British, American, Japanese, and Russian aircraft I have plans for. Now, there are even several(!) Luftwaffe schemes that are screaming at me.

Excuse me, I have to go to the local hobby emporium and buy a few more Bf 109's...

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