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Old 24th May 2012, 22:21
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Re: New Me-262 book

Hi Richard,

Excellent review.

I had low expectations for this book when I ordered it, but was pleasantly surprised. As you say, it doesn't obsolete any of the go-to resources we have for the 262, but it does complement them quite nicely.

At the very least, it's worthwhile as a handy compilation of informative interviews from several publications. For example, I read Haydon's description of Nowotny's last moments when his interview first appeared in Aviation History magazine, and that account certainly enhanced my visit to Achmer and Epe a few years ago.

While the Me 262 was technologically very impressive, much of its impact was psychological, so the human aspects of the story make for an interesting read.

Leon Venter
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