The MMP Single Series books are a collection of books that focus on an individual subject. These books include line drawings, period detail pictures and color panels showing sample camouflage and markings. The 30th book in the series covers the Yakovlev Yak-9P.
The Yak-9P was the last and most advanced version of the Yak-9s being produced in 1946. At this time, the manufacturing of high strength aluminum alloys had been established in the Soviet Union, simplifying aircraft manufacturing and increasing service life. Unlike the previous model it incorporated all metal wings with elliptical tips.
This 24 page book begins with 6 pages of line drawings. They include the front, back, right, left, top, and bottom in 1/48 and 1/72 scales. The bulk of the book includes 15 pages containing 38 black and white photographs which are a mix of service era and museum photos of the wheel wells, cockpit, landing gear and various angles of the exterior of the aircraft. The book concludes with 3 pages of top, bottom, right, and left color profiles. There is no narrative, only photograph captions.
Being a late model aircraft, with no service history during WWII, there is little focus on this specific mark in WWII related aircraft books. If you are looking for a good reference book for a Yakovlev Yak-9P then this book is for you.
Thank you to Casemate Publishers and IPMS/USA for the review material.