MMP Books Single No.21 Mitsubishi A6M5 Model 52 Zero
Authors: Dariusz Karnas and Zygmut Szeremeta
Publisher: MMP Books
This new monograph in MMP Books' Single series is devoted to the Mitsubishi A6M5Model 52 Zero, one of the most iconic Axis aircraft of the Second World War.
This is a useful and concise book. It includes 1/72nd and 1/48th scale plans and some photographs taken during the War. There are a few Technical Manual drawings showing the wing and flap construction, the exhaust pipe layout, etc. You also get 5 color photographs and a full color illustration of the instrument panel and color profiles of one aircraft, a Nakajima built Model 52 of the 261st Kokutai, which was captured at Saipan in 1944.
This is my second review of one of MMP Books' Single books and I quite like it. I wish the book provided an overview and history of the plane. This information would be handy to have. It's a useful guide to increasing the accuracy of your A6M5 Model 52 and there are very good kits of it in 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd scale. I recommend this book and I would like to thank MMP Books for the review sample.