Morane Saulnier MS.406C1: France 1940

Published: January 30th, 2020     
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Author: Bartlomiej Belcarz
Reviewed by: Paul Mahoney - IPMS# 8943
ISBN #: 978-83-65958-32-7
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 80pp, 120+ b&w photos
Price: $25.00
Product / Stock #: Camera On” Series #14
Product provided by: Mushroom Model Publications

MMP keeps coming up with new and interesting series in their catalog of books. This "Camera On" series is not restricted to aircraft but presents essentially photo albums dedicated to different types of equipment (appearing to be limited to WW2 subjects from what I can gather).

This nicely produced, softcover book is typical of MMP's publication quality. That is to say everything has a refined look and feel to it, with thick paper and good glossy, heavy-weight cover pages.

The book starts with a very brief operational history of the MS406, followed by extensive excerpts from the Polish evaluation of the aircraft. Finding out what the potential buyers of the aircraft thought of it made for some interesting reading. After this comes the real meat of the book, about 75 pages of black and white photos. Most of the photos are nice and clear and are half- or even full-page. Although not mentioned in the book, the accompanying review sheet states that there are over 150 previously unseen photos in here, many from private sources in Germany. As most of the photos are of captured aircraft and airfields, often with German soldiers next to the aircraft that does indeed make sense. There are definitely some interesting shots in here.

If you are a fan of WW2 French aviation, then you will want to grab a copy of this book. It certainly follows a 'photo album' sort of feel, but the detailed captions and size of the photos make it much more than that. Recommended.

Thanks to Mushroom Model Publications for the review copy and to IPMS for allowing me to review it!

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