Messerchmitt Me 410

Yellow • 2006
AuthorsRobert Pęczkowski
IllustratorKrzysztof W. Wołowski
Release date2006-06-01
Cat. No.6120
CategoryAvailable CategoryDostępne
Format240x165 mm (B5), 120 pages (80 in colour)
Price89.00 PLN Price17.00 GBP

This is the illustrated story of the World War Two Me410 twin-engine fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, which the Luftwaffe High Command commissioned as the successor to the Bf110 "heavy fighter" and the ultimate version of the experimental Me210. In all, 1,160 aircraft were built and the final years of the war the Me410 valiantly defended Germany against the incessant raids of Allied bombers. This work features: scale plans; photographs and drawings from technical manuals; walk-around colour photographs; b+w archive photographs; rarely documented aspect of World War Two aviation history covering a lesser know but significant Luftwaffe aircraft; and superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings, detailed colour photographs of surviving aircraft and period wartime b+w photographs. It is an essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers.

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  • Amazon.com customer review • 2014-04-30
  • Amazon.com customer review (2nd) • 2014-04-30

    5.0 out of 5 stars Me410 July 9, 2013

    By Purple

    Great book; hard to find literature on this plane. Lots of great illustrations and history of evolution from Me210 through to the 410.

  • MAI 11/2006 • 2014-04-30
  • www.cocardes.org • 2014-04-30
    L'histoire du Me 410 remonte à la fin des années 30 quand la maison Messerschmitt a travaillé à la réalisation d'un successeur au chasseur lourd (Zerstörer) Bf 110. Le prototype du Me 210, bidérive, fit son premier vol le 2 septembre 1939, suivi de nouvelles versions toutes monodérives qui furent mises en production tandis que le Bf 110 ne connaissait pas encore tous les inconvénients du concept de chasseur lourd dans les conditions réelles du combat face à un ennemi possédant la supériorité aérienne. Le Messerschmitt Me 410 n'est autre qu'une version améliorée du Me 210 et arriva dans l'inventaire de la Luftwaffe à la mi-1942. Plus puissant et plus rapide que son prédécesseur, il fut également conçu comme un avion doté d'une cellule polyvalente pouvant être produite en versions de reconnaissance, de chasse lourde, d'assaut, de bombardement et même torpilleur. Cet avion à la ligne particulière combattit sur tous les fronts où la Luftwaffe fut engagée dès 1942 et son histoire est particulièrement marquée par sa participation à la défense aérienne du Reich face aux déferlantes alliées. Si des maquettes du Me 410 existent, peu d'ouvrages lui sont cependant consacrés. Mushroom répare cet oubli avec un livre particulièrement destiné aux maquettistes mais qui comblera tous les passionnés de Luftwaffe peu documentés sur cette machine. Le livre retrace l'évolution des versions de Me 210 puis de Me 410. Il détaille chaque version du Me 410 à l'aide de dessins et de photos et donne un comparatif des fiches techniques de chaque modèle de Me 210 puis 410. La majeure partie du livre est ensuite dédiée à une étude en détail de toutes les différentes parties de l'avion à l'aide d'un photoscope d'une richesse rare, réalisé avec tous les exemplaires conservés de Me 410. Ce Yellow Series 6120 est donc le complément indispensable de toute maquette du Me 410 pour une réalisation fidèle et détaillée.
  • Hyperscale.com • 2014-04-30
    Reviewed by Brett Green The Messerschmitt Me 410 has not received as much attention as many other Luftwaffe aircraft. Fortunately, Mushroom Model Magazine never shies away from a subject solely on the grounds of relative obscurity. I was pleased to see that the latest release in Mushroom's Yellow series is a useful and detailed reference on this flawed yet interesting aircraft. The author, Robert Peczkowski, adopts a logical approach to the subject. The text starts with a description of the origins of the 410 from the ashes of the unambiguously disastrous Me 210. The Me 210 suffered from fatal instability and a tendency to spin at the slightest provocation. The measures taken to address these faults, eventually leading to the Messerschmitt Me 410, are covered effectively in this chapter. These alterations were largely successful in that the Me 410 was no longer more dangerous to the aircraft than enemy pilots; but it was still generally unsuited to any role for which it was designed. Following this introduction we are provided with a list of variants and their characteristics, a technical description and three pages of tables detailing production and specifications.. The bulk of the book, from pages 41 to 104, offers colour walk around photos, including access to some of the most out of the way areas imaginable. This section is also peppered with technical drawings. The book is rounded out with 28 colour profiles of various Me 410s, plus one plan view representing the mainstream colours and some of the most interesting Luftwaffe (and in two cases RAF) markings. The quality of the artwork is very good, although I am not entirely convinced about the RLM 70/71 scheme proposed in one of the profiles. Conclusion Mushroom's "Messerschmitt Me 410" will be interesting to all Luftwaffe enthusiasts, but will be especially helpful to modellers due to the ample detailed reference photos and line drawings, plus the inspiration of the attractive artwork. Highly Recommended.
  • IPMS USA website • 2014-04-30
    Reviewed By Don Garside, IPMS# 30235 Although it never achieved the fame of its stable mate and predecessor the Me 110, the Me 410 was nonetheless a fascinating airplane with an interesting design and development history. From its bomb bay placed in the nose, to its odd shaped canopy, to its rear-ward firing machinegun barbettes on the fuselage sides, the Me 410 is a Luftwaffe aircraft worthwhile knowing about?? And believe me after reading this latest addition to the Mushroom Model Yellow Series, you'll be well versed on the 410. All technical aspects of all the various marks of the Me 410, are well covered in this pub. For all you "werknummer" nuts there is even a two page table that lists all kinds of stuff like production dates, factory names, werknummers and versions of the 410. Even the 210's are included in this table. Performance data..they got that too. The developmental history and a short summary of the various Me 410 marks are all included in the text. While the text is not "exciting" it is readable. Keep in mind that this pub is not a unit history, or a combat history, no hanger stories here. And now for the part of the review that most modelers are interested in -photos, drawings, and PROFILES! 30+ vintage photos ranging from fair to excellent, some seem to be taken from Me 410 manual - all black and white. Some nice in-flight shots, some nice ground shots too. Scale plans galore! Most in 1/72 scale and all of them are awesome. Many scrap drawings of various aspects of the 410, and they are invaluable to the detailer? they are also very well done. 120+ color photos "walk-around" style showing all aspects of cockpit stuff, engine stuff, landing gear stuff, armament stuff and all kinds of Me 410 stuff. Also in my review sample I got a beautiful fold-out cutaway drawing of the Me 410 complete with parts key. On the reverse side there are more scale plans in 1/72 scale - suitable for framing as they used to say. And now for the crčme de la crčme -29 color profiles, one with a top and opposite side view! Beautifully done too I must say. If you've got an Me 410 project somewhere in your modeling future, I know you'll enjoy this pub. It is an excellent product. This is the third addition of a Mushroom Model Publication to my reference library and I've got a feeling it won't be my last. Mushroom Models Me 410 lists for $22.46 in Squadrons latest mail order catalog supplement.
  • Internet Modeler • 2014-04-30
    by Chris Banyai-Riepl

    The Messerschmitt Me 210 and Me 410 have always fascinated me, even from an early age. It probably is due to the interesting remote turret arrangement that the aircraft featured, or perhaps just the streamlined appearance of the fuselage. Whatever the reason, the aircraft has always struck me as an attractive, yet unsung design in the annals of aviation history. This book aims to shed some light on at least the latter aircraft, the Me 410.
    As the Me 410 was a derivative of the Me 210, this book understandably begins with the history of that type. Rather than a comprehensive look at this earlier variant, the author merely uses this as a stepping stone into the more interesting world of the Me 410. The Me 410 had quite a few variant changes in its family, and the text (and drawings) do a great job of delineating them. Following this book closely will make understanding all of these Me 410 variants quite easy.

    As in other Yellow Series titles, this book adds a nicely detailed set of walkaround photos of the only known Me 410 survivors: the one in storage at NASM and the nicely restored example at the RAF Museum at Cosford. These photos cover every possible angle of the aircraft and will be of great help to those wanting to detail their Me 410 model. Rounding out the book are several pages of color profile illustrations, including several captured examples. These will make for some very interesting model subjects, and I am sure it will not be long before we see some decals for some of these schemes. Overall, this is an excellent reference on the Me 410 and will be an essential part of any Luftwaffe reference library.
  • Modeling Madness • 2014-04-30
    by Scott Van Aken This continues MMM's superlative series of monographs with the Messerschmitt Me-410. Inside its 120 pages you will find a history of the type, scale drawings, close-up detail photos of extant machines and a bevy of outstanding profiles. We start off with a background history of the type beginning with the woefully unsuccessful Me-210. Though it certainly looked like a potent aircraft, it was an ill-handling beast that few pilots actually liked. Increasing the fuselage length helped, but as always seems the case, it took several years to develop. Adding more powerful engines finally resulted in an aircraft that was originally intended in 1939, but when it 'hit the streets' in 1943/44 as the Me-410, it had been made obsolete by events. The opening portion of the book is the background history section. In here are superb period photos of the aircraft during development. It also includes a complete variants section along with very well done drawings showing the differences between them. And speaking of drawings, a separate fold out sheet is included with detailed top, bottom, and head-on drawings in 1/72 on one side and a highly detailed cutaway on the other. This blends into the next section which are detail photos of extant machines. Interspersed with this section are period photos and sections taken from constructors drawings and maintenance manuals. Including this material goes quite a long way to enhancing the book and is a real boon to modelers. This is followed by 15 pages of beautifully drawn profiles of different variants. Overall an outstanding book and one that is a real must for those who are interested in Luftwaffe types. It is also an excellent value.
  • Cybermodeler Online • 2014-04-30
    By Ray Mehlberger This latest book, by Mushroom Model Publications (MMP), is in their usual 6 ½” x 9” soft-cover format for this series of aircraft books. It is 120 pages in length. The book describes the design and development of the Me 410, developed from the wholly unsuccessful Me 210. This entire program, to produce a replacement for the Bf 110, was flawed from the start and never produced an effective warplane for the Luftwaffe. Along the way, many different versions were produced, as fighters, bombers, and reconnaissance planes, and each is described and illustrated in this book. There are 60 pages of with 120 color shots of all aspects of the two surviving airframes in museums. These are of the walk-around type. There are 60 illustrations from the aircraft manuals, there are 30 1/72nd scale line drawings (some of these are multiple views), there are 34 black and white wartime photos. Six tables and charts list all the versions of the Me 210 and the Me 410 that were built. One table gives a full technical description and performance information. In the back of the book, including the outside of the back cover, are 29 full color profiles (one of these is a 3-view), Unique to this book is a large loose sheet, that unfolds into 4 times the size of the books pages, and is inserted to the book. This has a 1/72nd scale drawing of the Me 410A-1 on one side as a 5 view and the opposite side has a cut-away drawing with a listing of all the internal and external parts shown. Colors and markings of the Me 410 are shown covering both Luftwaffe operational aircraft and captured machines in RAF and Soviet colors. This is a highly detailed look at the flawed, but fascinating, Me 410 WWII aircraft. It will be of interest to historians, aircraft enthusiasts and modelers

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