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German Air Projects 1935-1945 vol. I

Red • 2003
AuthorsMarek Ryś
Release date2003-10-01
Cat. No.5105
CategorySold Out CategoryWyprzedana
Format112 pages (16 in colour)
Price0.00 PLN Price0.00 GBP
A complete history of might-have-been German Air Force fighter projects. The speculation about what the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) might have achieved if World War II had continued into 1946 is a fascinating and rapidly growing field of interest. This book develops some of this intriguing speculation with extensive believable illustrations of aircraft that never flew, from the mid thirties until the end of the War. * Rarely documented aspect of World War Two aviation history. * Superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings. * Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts & scale aero-modellers.
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  • Air Magazine 19 • 2013-09-28
  • www.ipmsusa.org • 2013-09-28
    Reviewed By Floyd S. Werner, Jr., #26266 Mushroom Model Magazine has become known for producing some fine books on various aircraft and pilots and this book is no different. Mushroom Models’ newest series of books focuses on Luftwaffe ’46 subjects. This is the first in a series of four books, with the first two covering fighters and the others covering bombers and special purpose aircraft. This particular book covers fighters produced by Arado through Gotha (that’s A thru G) with the other manufacturers being covered in the next book. It relies heavily on text, but contains many line drawings. This sounds bad but it really isn’t. The text is well written and explains what did and did not make it off the drawing board. The read is easy and before you know it you are finished reading the book. Then comes what I thought was the “neatest” part of the book the full color computer generated graphics of the author and others. If you need inspiration to build the AMTech Ta-183, or any of the other Luftwaffe ’46 subjects out there, these graphics will definitely motivate you. The drawings look great and feature the Ta-183, Triebflugel and my favorite drawing, the Daimler Benz Jaeger with a great looking shark mouth. I recommend this book to anyone, but especially those who like Luftwaffe ’46 or those into strange exotic looking aircraft. This book and others from Mushroom Models are available through any hobby shop that utilizes MMD (Squadron) distributors.
  • Modeling Madness • 2013-09-28
    Reviewed by Scott van Aken Just when one thinks that "Luft '46" is dead, along come a number of books on the subject to whet one's appetite and get the 'what if' juices flowing! This particular volume covers fighters from Arado through Gotha with three views of many of the aircraft and side views of nearly all. What is known of some of these project aircraft is very little, but any and all information gleaned from the archives by the author is included. As one can imagine, some of them are very fanciful indeed. Not only that, but several of the more advanced designs were carefully studied post-war by the Allies and several were deemed to be impossible to fly! Nonetheless, they are all very intriguing and help to fill the imagination of what might have been. In addition to the usual superb drawings and historical section, there are a number of pages of computer artwork of various aircraft as they might have been if actually put into production. The cover is a prime example of this work and it is quite well done. If the 'what could have been' is what really strikes your fancy, then this is a book that you should have on your library shelves.
  • Internet Modeler • 2013-09-28
    Reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl I must admit I am not much of a fan of Luft '46 and project aircraft, so when I received two books on the subject this month, I was a bit despondent. However, once I started reading the text these project aircraft grew on me. This title focuses on fighter aircraft, and is the first in a series of books that will cover the entire gamut of Luftwaffe aircraft. Like other titles by Mushroom, this one comes in a small package that is filled with great writing, drawings, and color work. Since most of these aircraft are projects, there are few actual photos of the real thing. The book presents the project aircraft in an alphabetical listing, starting with Arado. This is only the first half of the two-part fighter volume, so the contents stop at Gotha. In between, though, are Bachem, Blohm und Voss, BMW, Daimler Benz, Dornier, Fieseler, and Focke Wulf. The text explaining the various aircraft is well written and informative, while the drawings are clear and provide a good view of how the aircraft might have looked. Rounding out the title are several color pages with CGI interpretations of what some of these aircraft might have looked like if they entered service. This series looks to be a rather interesting one, as it shows a different view to what the designers of World War Two were thinking. Coupled with a comprehensive library of actual Luftwaffe aircraft, this book will provide a great insight into the aviation design process. My thanks to Mushroom for the review sample.
  • SAMI 12/2003 • 2013-09-28

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