Item description for MESSERSCHMITT ME 109 - VOL 2: From 1942 to 1945 (Planes and Pilots Series) by Dominique Breffort...
Second and final volume on the ME-109 with 200 color illustrations showing the camouflage and markings used on all fronts by Germany and its allies. Forty black and white photographs, most never seen before, have also been assembled for this remarkable work.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 8.1" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Publisher Histoire and Collections
ISBN 291390310X ISBN13 9782913903104
Reviews - What do customers think about MESSERSCHMITT ME 109 - VOL 2: From 1942 to 1945 (Planes and Pilots Series)?
even better Mar 4, 2007
I bought vol 1 and vol 2 at the same time, not really certain what to expect after reading some of the mixed reviews.
I must say I don't regret for a moment my purchases.
The book is packed with -mid/late war profiles -model difference explainations and variations of model F,G,K -review some other country use and post war service -and more
The Me 109 expert might be not satisfied enough(I couldn't tell in all honesty) but mid level enthusiasts will have more and beyond packed in one book. At this price, it is a steal that I warmly recommend.
Osprey does it better ! May 27, 2006
..another weak effort from the French - Hartman's K-4 indeed - nobody knows what it looked like - least of all these French authors - too many garish colours, banana-shaped fuselage profile drawings and old myths repeated..
Mid to late Bf109 profiles Mar 21, 2006
If you are interested in different colour schemes for the F through to the K versions of the Messerschmitt Bf109, then this is the book for you. As always, colours are subject to personal interpretation as these are invariably translated from black and white photographs - but all in all, most profiles seem to be a sensible representation.
The artwork may appear flat and does not reach levels of aviation artists like Richard J. Caruana. The perspective layout is also on the weak side, particularly the under-surfaces. The weathering effect can be annoying as it is done on a permanent layer and is repeated on every profile. Finally, there are occasional schemes where it is too obvious that the only changes are the aircraft number and all else is merely repetition.
All in all however, the effort is commendable and the publication is in fact a good reference source from the scheme aspect.
SOLID SUMMARY OF THE K-4 Sep 29, 2003
This book is outstanding. The plates contain an unparalled 32 examples the K-4, including Hartmann's, which I had seen only as a poster. The many versions of the G are also well represented. This book's scholarship on the K-4 is not as extensive as can be found in similar books from the Czech Republic and Poland, but I nonetheless recommend this work without reservation especially for students of the the air war in 1945. It's great to see that this site has made easily available this excellent work on "the last of the eagles."
A must buy! Mar 16, 2003
See my review for volume 1 to this series. Splendid reference for those who appreciate the complex camouflage patterns used by the Luftwaffe. Very interesting in how various markings were applied as well. No one bothered to edit these books but so what, at 13 bucks, it is a crime to not buy it.