Like many of us modelers, I simply never get tired of anything related to the iconic P-51 Mustang. In this volume of the MMP “Single” series, the authors focus on the Bravo model of the Mustang.
Having never seen an example of this book series, I was a bit surprised at first glance. Unlike other publications that cover the development of the type, this book launches right into the content modelers like to see. The book opens with four-view scale drawings in 1/72 and 1/48 scale. Several pages of B&W wartime photos show the type in various roles. Next, are a series of drawings and photos taken from technical and pilot manuals showing the details of things we modelers like to see including engine, landing gear wells, gun bays, and cockpit. This volume closes with color plates of the instrument panel and three view renderings of “Sonava Buggar, a P-51B of the 355th Fighter Squadron.
In conclusion, this is a no-frills modeling reference that should be in the library of any P-51 fan. Highly recommended.
Thanks to MMP books for the sample and to IPMS for letting me use it for my next Mustang build.