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||Messerschmitt Bf 109 Italiani - Ali
Straniere in Italia No.1
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover; 80 pages plus covers;
glossy A4 format; 83 images including 7 rare colour wartime photos; 44
colour profiles; top view camouflage diagrams for all profiles
Pacific Coast Models
||Excellent concentration of photos;
helpful appendices and tables; builds on existing information from
excellent (but OOP) publications; Italian and English text
||Recommended for Bf 109 and Italian
Air Force enthusiasts.
Reviewed by Brett Green
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Monogram's "Messerschmitt Bf 109 in Italian Service" by Ferdinando
D'Amico and Gabriele Valentini is a fabulous reference book which is,
alas, long out of print.
number of other books have touched the subject of Italian operated Bf 109s
while considering broader issues, including Squadron's two-volume "Regia
Aeronautica" publications, Airlife's "Air War Over Italy" and Hikoki's
Italian publisher Ali D'Italia has revisited the specific subject in
detail with the first book in their new series "Ali Straniere in Italia",
Messerschmitt Bf 109 Italiani.
This soft cover 80 page book is presented in A4 format and is packed
with photos, profiles and bi-lingual text (English and Italian) covering
the earliest Italian use of the Messerschmitt Bf 109E to the Bf 109K-4 in
ANR service. Two of the highlights are the seven excellent wartime colour
photographs, and the 44 colour profiles. These aspects alone are great
inspiration for modellers of Bf 109s or Italian fighters.
References are broadly drawn from the abovementioned earlier texts and
supplemented with a number of photos that have appeared in other
publications, but also some more recently unearthed images that I have not
This book also benefits from some of the newer interpretations of
Luftwaffe late-war colours and Bf 109 variants.
If you have the slightest interest in Italian aviation in
WWII and the Messerschmitt Bf 109, then you will find this book to be very
useful and interesting.
Thanks to Guglielmo from IBN for the review sample.
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