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Old 4th May 2014, 20:58
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Re: New Luftwaffe Books: 2014-05-01

Hi Stig,

I'm glad you asked. My copy hasn't arrived yet, so when I searched for more information about the book's contents, I found that it's actually available in two different versions:
Two things to note:
The Model Hobby version is described as a dual language book, but appears to have the same number of pages as the VDM version (not sure how that works.) The former is also quite a bit more expensive than the latter.

From the descriptions of its contents, this promises to be the most complete reference yet published on these aircraft. We'll see when it arrives.

In the meantime, here's a list of other useful Gigant resources:
  • Dabrowski "Messerschmitt Me 321/323: The Lufwaffe's 'Giants' in World War II"
    Schiffer, 2002, 240 pages (hardcover), ISBN: 0764314424
  • Dabrowksi "Messerschmitt Me 321/323: Giants of the Luftwaffe"
    Schiffer, 1994, 50 pages (softcover), ISBN: 0887406718 (Originally published as "Waffen-Arsenal Special Band 6: Giganten der Luft")
  • Roba, Ledet "Le Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant: L'Histoire d'un geant du ciel"
    Lela Presse, 2011, 168 pages, ISBN: 9782914017619
  • Peter "... schleppte und flog Giganten"
    Motorbuch Verlag, 1976, 223 pages, ISBN: 3879434263
  • Pawlas "Luftfahrt monographie LS 3: Die Giganten, Me 321 - Me 323"
    Publizistisches Archiv, ~1970, 336 pages, no ISBN
  • Mankau, Petrick "German Gliders in World War II: Luftwaffe Gliders and their Powered Variants"
    Schiffer, 2010, 304 pages, ISBN: 9780764335198
  • Schmoll "Nest of Eagles: Messerschmitt Production and Flight-Testing at Regensburg 1936-1945" -- Chapter 10
    Classic, 2010, 192 pages, ISBN: 9781906537128 (Originally published as "Messerschmitt-Giganten und der Fliegerhorst Regensburg-Obertraubling 1936-1945")
Leon Venter
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