Mushroom Model Publication's latest book is "Messerschmitt Me 262A
SCHWALBE" by Robert Pęczkowski.
The book comprises
96 pages in 9.5" x 6.5" format, with soft covers and
including a 27 page colour profile section and a further 37 pages of
colour walkaround photos.
The first 23 pages cover the variants of the
Messerschmitt Me 262A with brief text, line drawings and historical
photographs (although not all variants have photo coverage). With such a
broad subject covered in such a short space, this is a very brief summary.
Many variants only get a single page.
This introductory section is followed by a summary of armament, then the
airframe is examined in detail by way of mostly colour photos. A variety of
museum aircraft have been photographed for this section. The airframe photos
are logically broken down by the section of the aircraft (eg fuselage,
wings, cockpit etc), and the quality of the photos is very good. They will
certainly be helpful to modellers wanting to know the colours and details of
the Me 262.
27 page colour profile
section includes 52 side profiles and two plan view illustrations. The
illustrations are well done, with depiction of light, shade and weathering
on all subjects. Plenty of modelling inspiration here too!
If you do not
have a stack of specialist titles on this subject, "Messerschmitt Me 262A
SCHWALBE" will be a handy and compact introduction to the Me 262, with
the added bonus of 54 attractive colour profiles.