Hungarian Fighter Colours. Volume 1

Dénes Bernád, György Punka

Date Published :
September 2013
Publisher :
Series :
White Series
Illustration :
250 photos, 60 color profiles
No associated books available.


This book describes and illustrates all the fighter aircraft used by the Hungarian armed forces during WW2. Covering both the indigenous designs employed early on through to the German and Italian fighters flown for much of the period, the camouflage and markings of these aircraft are described and illustrated in great detail.
Fully illustrated with many rare wartime photos. Full color profiles of many representative aircraft.

In the volume One are described the following aircraft:
Fokker D.XVI
FIAT CR.20, CR.20B
FIAT CR.30, CR.30B
FIAT CR.32, CR.32bis
Messerschmitt Bf 109D-1
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3, E-4, E-7
Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2, F-4

About The Author

Dipl. Eng. Dénes Bernád was born in 1964 in Transylvania (Rumania), in a family of indigenous ethnic Hungarians. He studied at the Transylvanian University in Brasov, where he graduated in 1988 as a Mechanical Engineer. From 1992 he lived in Canada, and in 2006 he returned with his family to Hungary. Currently, he works in the automotive industry as Program Launch Manager. He is fluent in three languages. His main interest is the military history of Central and Eastern Europe, especially Rumania, Hungary and Bulgaria. His books deal especially with air forces and aircraft of these countries. He has written or co-authored seventeen historical books. Aside from the above books, Dénes Bernád has published many studies concerning the history of aviation in Air Enthusiast, Air International and FlyPast (UK), WW1 Aero (USA), Avions (France), Repülés, Aero História and Új Szárnyak (Hungary), Militaria and Skrzydlata Polska (Poland) and Aeronatica, Aeromagazin and Model-Ist (Rumania). He is also the founding member of the Asociatia pentru Propagarea Istoriei Aviatiei (ARPIA) - Association for Propagation of History of Aviation (Bucharest, Rumania) and Magyar Repüléstörténeti Társaság (MRT) - Hungarian Society of Aviation History (Budapest, Hungary). He is also a foreign correspondent of the French aviation magazine Avions.


"East-Front Axis aircraft enthusiast? Buy, beg or borrow this brilliant book. Then prepare to alter your ideas of Hungarian warplane warpaint…the first authoritative, English-language study of this fascinating topic. The inimitable Dénes Bernád and György Punka methodically mine and milk original sources. And in some cases, they literally excavate actual evidence to craft their amazingly absorbing account… MMP has forged a deservedly brilliant reputation with terrific tomes like this. Get this superb study – now. Then fight for a place in line behind me for Vol. 2! Rabidly recommended."

- Cybermodeler

"an outstanding book that is well researched, provides us with a bevy of interesting photos and is just the perfect book for the modeler and enthusiast alike. Highly recommended. "

- Modeling Madness

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