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David E. Brown 22nd September 2005 05:24

NEW BOOK - Fw 190 D Camouflage & Markings - Pt. 1
 
Gents,

For those of you interested in the Dora, it appears that the long awaited JaPo book on the Fw 190 D will soon be available based on the following information recently posted on their website - http://www.japo-publishing.cz/uvod_gb.html

Focke-Wulf Fw 190D Camouflage & Markings – Part I

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190D was one of the most elegant and powerful birds of prey in the European skies at the end of WW II. Similar in conception to “Messerschmitt Bf 109K, camouflage & marking”, this new work provides a thorough insight in the aircraft’s camouflage and marking schemes.

Part I explains the common rules used for camouflaging and marking of the type, and describes in great detail the various colour patterns applied to the different Focke-Wulf built Fw 190D-9 and D-11 production batches.

The book is fully documented with extracts from original documents, black & white, and colour photographs, as well as colour schemes and colour profiles. It is completed with a comprehensive loss list of the entire Focke-Wulf production.

Highly recommended for all students of WW II aerial warfare, Fw 190 fans, and modellers.

Hardback, 208 pages, approx. 240 photographs, numerous colour schemes, and camouflage profiles of 32 aircraft. English text.


One assumes that this book is now in press and will be available within weeks. It is very exciting to note that apparently the original single volume soft-cover book has now evolved into a two volume hard-cover set. No details are available on what Part 2 will include or when its planned publication date will be.

If one includes the undoubtably first-class Dora book in preparation by Eagle Editions, enthusiasts will be very well served (spoiled!) by these new publications which can't come soon enough.

Cheers,

David

Dan O'Connell 22nd September 2005 09:19

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I'm looking forward to this one, about my OTHER favorite german plane ;-)

Eric Larger 22nd September 2005 11:20

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Hello David

Thanks for these kind words .

Now just very few weeks to wait . I can say nothing regarding the time spent on the project with Marc and Tomas .

As you mentionned in your post , the project initially planned for one book was split in 2 complementary issues . One of the main reason was the fact that we were able to get much more material than thought at the early stages of this projet which was also a human and friendship adventure .

New material , means , extra text, extra photo captions , extra drawings and we did not want to sacrifice the main purpose of this study , to propose earlier , unpublished material .

As said on JaPo site , this first issue will cover general information on Fw 190D-9 concerning the markings and the camouflage schemes , and will review in detail the markings and camouflages, of Focke Wulf built Fw 190Ds (Fw 190D-9 & Fw 190D-11) .

The subject of the second volume is easy to guess !

We include, as announced , a loss list of the identified Focke Wulf built Dora-9s .

This forthcoming book , if the first half of a common work initiate 11 years ago with Marc and filled a large part of our free time since then , and even more when elaborating the books themselves !

One more time

Many thanks for your post

Eric Larger

Micke D 22nd September 2005 12:40

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Finaly I seems ready! :D
I really hope that it will be on sale soon; I think that we have been waiting much too long already! ;)

Eric: Do you know if there will be a long wait for Part 2?

Eric Larger 22nd September 2005 13:05

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Hello Mike

Yes it will be on sales soon .

We know that people were expecting it sooner , but I can say to you it is worthy to wait .

Reading it could take few days , ellaborating it, with the level we wanted to achieve, tooks much much longer always too much for reader , always not enougth for authors to be as perfect as we want it to be .

Be just aware that producing such a book is not as simple as a roman . You have to deal with text, maps , photo captions , technical drawings , colour profiles , tables , original documents . And everything has to fit with everything . And we do it on our free time .

So volume 2 is on its way , it will not be issued in 3 years , I can promise it to you , but it will take some monthes to be ready . I can say in year 2006 .

In any way we are very pleased that some of you are waiting for our work.
All the best

Eric Larger

gibsonfndr 22nd September 2005 16:31

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"As said on JaPo site , this first issue will cover general information on Fw 190D-9 concerning the markings and the camouflage schemes , and will review in detail the markings and camouflages, of Focke Wulf built Fw 190Ds (Fw 190D-9 & Fw 190D-11) .

The subject of the second volume is easy to guess ! "
errr ... "non FW built" ?

Eric Larger 22nd September 2005 16:41

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YES

focke Wulf built large batches of Fw 190D-9 so there is enougth to complete the first volume for the detail study, only this manufacturer.

Eric Larger

O.Menu 22nd September 2005 17:40

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YEP!
Already ordered some months ago... :)

Micke D 22nd September 2005 17:42

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Hi Eric!

I hope that you didn't take my comments wrong; I have the highest respect for anyone that write good books, and I understand that it must be a tremendous work to complete a book of this type.

But as this is my all time favorite plane, any wait can feel too long. ;)

PhilippeDM 22nd September 2005 19:43

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Eric and Marc, A very big thank you for this superb effort. I really hope to get it soon. It fullfill one of my dreams. Do you have found that long lasting (colour pic?) of W. Nr. 500645??? Perhaps I should wait to read your book before complaining;))) No of course, cause, IIRC it was not a FW own production...

Perhaps in volume 2.

Very big thank you again for your effort!

Eric Larger 22nd September 2005 23:49

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Thanks Philippe

No did not take wrong your comments

Eric

Rémi Baudru 23rd September 2005 20:47

NEW BOOK - Fw 190 D Camouflage & Markings - Part
 
I meet Eric Larger one month ago. I have been very lucky to have in the hands for three "too short" hours all the pages of the book, just before it was going to be send to the editor.
I can say to all the "D9 fans" that this book will be a must for them. For each plane you will find mutiple very good photos and profiles (most of the time, the both sides). These profiles are excellent.
There are a lot of news and unpublished photos (I have allready on my shelves all the books showing D9 photos).

I have only two regrets :
- we shall have to wait for the second volume (I have seen some of the drawings and the photos of this second issue which are also of the best quality)
- Eric Larger has also unpublished material showing Ta 152 and he does not plan to include these photos in his second book.

Eric Larger 23rd September 2005 21:44

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Thanks Rémi

But be aware that , there are some new material in the printed version of part I , we would keep some surprise even for you too :-) ...

And I can ensure to anybody that your shelves are large and full of books !

I know that some will regret to wait a while for part II , but achieving what you saw in your hands one month ago , takes time to be assembled and ready to share with readers.

As you know sacrifiying quality and seriousness in our work is not the way we walk on .

Ta 152 is not a Fw 190D-9 , so not in the project in part I and part II even if the manufacturers are the same .

Have a nice week-end

Eric

ps : a scoop , my logo is one of the machines whose profile is in part I .

George Hopp 25th September 2005 01:44

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Needless to say, after Japo's superb books on the 109, we are anticipating great things.

Give my best to Tomas,
George

John P Cooper 29th September 2005 08:06

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SUPER! I have been waiting fr this book for some time now actually ever since Dave told me about it!


BTW Dave I still and working on that project you helped me develop an outline for! Currently family life has slowed me down but still smal bits here and there.

Cheers

David E. Brown 2nd October 2005 06:00

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Hi John,


Thanks for the update - I was curious about how the project was coming along.

And yes, I know how hard it is to continue these sortt of studies with family, careers, etc. indeed, this past week I was in the Hospital with a G-I infection so lost all those evenings to actually get something done. This is also my first opportunity to catch up on a week's review of websites.

Cheers,

Dave

John P Cooper 2nd October 2005 09:09

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Dave,

Sorry to hear that - I hope you recover quickly... and thanks again for the update.

Eric Larger 2nd October 2005 21:55

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Hello DAvid Sorry to read this . I hope you will feel better as soon as possible . As you can see some of us have answered your post . BTW I am currently working on Volume II , It will be nice too . All the best All my wishes for you recover Eric

bluebiggsey 5th October 2005 23:15

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Do you have any plans on publishing a book on the ta 152 at a future date?

Regards

Liam

George Hopp 6th October 2005 01:32

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PHP Code:

Do you have any plans on publishing a book on the ta 152 at a future date?
 
Regards
 Liam 

A good question by Liam, especially as you did publish a book on the Ta 152 in the early 1990s. Any thoughts on either updating it, and publishing it in English, or of creating a new book on the subject. Although, there is one book out on the subject, and another soon to be published by Monogram.

Eric Larger 6th October 2005 09:42

Re: NEW BOOK - Fw 190 D Camouflage & Markings - Pt. 1
 
Hello

For the moment , nothing really is planned for a book on Ta 152 . As you know preparing such an issue is a project spread on several years . I have personnally , other project in mind regarding Luftwaffe , but let me time to elaborate them to reach the same level we achieve with the books on Fw 190D-9.

It is sure that there are similarities between camouflage and markings of Fw 190D-9 and Ta 152 ones , simply first because the machines were produced in the same factories at the same time .

The idea is nice , but first we will concentrate on Fw 190D-9 , and especially on volume II . JaPo will then decide what will be the next publications . Some others are being to be prepared , that is what I can say to you .

All the best

Eric Larger

Peter Kassak 6th October 2005 10:35

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...and there have been a quite nice publication from JaPo on Ta 152...I think it was one of their first books;) Of course paper, color and photo quality was not so good, but info was nice in it...

peter:)

Eric Larger 6th October 2005 11:14

Re: NEW BOOK - Fw 190 D Camouflage & Markings - Pt. 1
 
Yes Peter

You are right , it was a nice book and I think their first book , except the print quality , there were a lot interesting points in it , I do not speak about the text , as I do not read Czech .

It was the reason why I bought it as the book on Fw 190F too .

All the best

Eric Larger

jad 10th October 2005 10:24

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The price according ModelImex (online shop) is 47 euros

Eric Larger 18th October 2005 14:28

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Hello all of you

The book is now issued .

Eric Larger

Peter Kassak 18th October 2005 14:38

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Congratulations ERIC!!!!

You made my Xmas;) family has some tip what to buy me:) hahah
But I believe I wont wait so long to see and read that book;)

once again congratulations and I beleive more will come after people open a read the book

Peter:)

John P Cooper 19th October 2005 03:15

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Hummm must have - I have been waiting for this for some time now... I will have to search for a US reseller that has it in stock.

Thanks

JOhn

olefebvre 25th October 2005 15:12

Re: NEW BOOK - Fw 190 D Camouflage & Markings - Pt. 1
 
I got the book !
It's definitely a must buy, it includes a bunch of color pictures including cockpit pictures. The profiles are very nice and along with ultra detailled profiles there are a lot of mini profiles a bit like the ones you could find in the Hikoki books, there are quite useful for gettting a general view of a camouflage or specific pattern.
The analysis seems very good but i haven't got time to check it thoroughly yet. A nice addition is of colors used by staffeln and a list of known 190D-9 losses.

A very good buy indeed, and i got it a fairly low price of 35 Euros !
I highly recommand it, impatiently waiting for the next opus :)

John P Cooper 25th October 2005 23:44

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One book seller I know will have it here in the U.S. but the bookhave not arrived yet - a bit expensive here at $65. Maybe some other forum members can let me know if they are getting a better deal.

Cheers

Ruy Horta 27th October 2005 13:46

Re: NEW BOOK - Fw 190 D Camouflage & Markings - Pt. 1
 
Added a dedicated sub-forum to cover Focke-Wulf Fw 190D Camouflage & Markings, by Japo Publications, with Eric Larger as its moderator.

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/forumdisplay.php?f=32

Eric Larger 28th October 2005 15:06

Re: NEW BOOK - Fw 190 D Camouflage & Markings - Pt. 1
 
Hello ,


I have added somes pages of the book in the dedicated sub_forum .

Eric

Ruy Horta 3rd November 2005 20:27

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Anyone receive their copy through Christian Schmidt?

John P Cooper 4th November 2005 04:03

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I just placed an order and hope to see this very soon...

Del Davis 4th November 2005 05:26

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Gabi Schmidt says that she received them today , November 3 and will start shipping tomorrow

Ruy Horta 4th November 2005 17:01

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Thanks Del for the update, was wondering!

John P Cooper 18th November 2005 08:59

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I just got mine today!!! I can't wait to start reading. One thing I thought was interesting was the table of contents was located in the back of the book and there is no index...

Cheers

PhilippeDM 18th November 2005 09:12

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Heard Yesterday from my favourite Belgian bookshop: book is there: Marc spent quite a lot of time at the telephone with the bookshopkeeper. It is just now to find the time to go and catch it! I can't hardly wait.

Philippe

Eric Larger 18th November 2005 09:48

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May I wish to all of you , now having the book in their hands , good reading .

We hope you will like the layout , according to us the most clear way to describe this subject . I hope too that our book will answer some of the questions you could have concerning the camouflages wore by Fw 190D-9 and be as insteresting as you were expecting it to be .

All your remarks are welcome .

Thanks for this and for having choosen our book

Eric Larger

John P Cooper 18th November 2005 09:59

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Thanks Eric!

BTW for those basedin the US you can get your copy from www.aeroplanebooks.com (65 USD ouch but I have a feeling it will be worth it.)

Bernard Perconte 18th November 2005 11:11

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REMARKABLE! There is not different words. Which work and which result!

I awaited this book much; the result goes well beyond my hopes: a well structured and pleasant presentation, splendid profiles, new photographs, rich and interesting contents, with much of surprised (I think in particular of photo page 46 of WNr. 500570 showing and confirming the interior yellow color of the fuselage access hatch).
The chapters "Camouflage & markings-theory" and "Individual description of production batches" are a treasure for the modeller who I am.

Highly the exit of part II!
Like one says at home: low hat Gentlemen!

From FRANCE
Bernard Perconte:)
P.S.: afflicted for my approximate English


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