Me 163 Komet
S u m m a r y
||Soft cardboard cover; 302mm x
226mm in portrait format; 38 pages including covers; almost 90 b&w
and 22 colour photos; detailed captions; 29 colour
profiles; emblem artwork; tables.
||Some wartime, operational
photos and walkaround pictures; bi-lingual captions (in
English and Polish); good quality plans included; lists and analysis
of available models (Polish text only); attractive colour profiles.
||Body text in Polish only
||Recommended mainly as an
inexpensive source for pictures and plans.
Reviewed by Brett Green
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Publication's new volume on the Messerschmitt Me 163 comprises 36 pages
plus covers, including four pages of full colour. The covers also host
attractive colour profiles and scrap-view pictures.
The book provides brief coverage of the prototype, operational
variants, planned developments and the related Japanese J8M1.
The body text is in Polish only, but the captions are bi-lingual
(Polish/English). It is a particular shame that there is no English
language summary, as a large proportion of the book is devoted to
history of the Komet, and analysis of available model kits. This will
only benefit those who read Polish.
The best aspect of the book lies in its photos, colour profiles and
Ace Publication's "Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet" represents an
inexpensive introduction to the subject of the Komet. The colour museum
photos might be helpful, and the colour profiles may supply some
modelling inspiration but, especially for non-Polish speakers, don't
expect a thorough analysis of the type in this volume.
Recommended mainly as an inexpensive source for pictures and plans.
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