Kagero | Last Hope of the Luftwaffe: Me 163, He 162, Me 262

Reviewed by Radu Brinzan

Last Hope of the Luftwaffe: Me 163, He 162, Me 262 is a recent publication from the Polish publishers Kagero, created by Jacek Pasieczny, Simon Schatz and Arkadiusz Wrobel, number 37 in their “mini TOPCOLORS” series, catalogue No. 15037.

This 20-page publication comes in an A4 landscape format with gloss thick cardboard covers and beautifully printed gloss pages, all enclosed in a thin and clear transparent plastic wallet. This package also includes one decal sheet with markings for ten aircraft described in the book, in scales 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32.

The publication consists of beautiful and vivid colour profiles and some top/bottom views of ten German jets of various types used at the end of World War 2. The colours and markings are thoroughly described in the case of each aircraft both in English and in Polish. Also included are short but significant descriptions of significant events that these aircraft were involved in.

This is yet another beautifully-presented glossy decal/profile book from Kagero. The three unusual Me 262 in particular feature very complex paint schemes that may challenge even the most seasoned painter. The quality of the illustrations and the printing are among the best available today. The decals are printed by Cartograf, they are clear, sharp and printed in perfect register. Highly recommended.

© Radu Brinzan 2013

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This review was published on Friday, November 22 2013; Last modified on Sunday, June 10 2018