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Old 21st February 2019, 16:32
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Luftwaffe/RAF/USAAF Lexicon

I was given this book some years ago which explains all known Luftwaffe aeronautical terms and abbreviations. Has anyone else seen this book (produced in the war by Air Intelligence) and does anything think whether getting it reprinted would be of value?
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Old 21st February 2019, 18:49
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Chris,

I have not seen it. A quick search gave me no results. It may be worthwhile for researchers. Only a short run of 100 to 150 copies I would guess.
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Old 21st February 2019, 20:57
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TTBOMK, there were two versions. One was a massive work of some 500+ pages that would be in far excess of everyone here except for the wreck recovery guys. The other one was an abbreviated version containing just the most commonly encountered words and terms:

[Air Ministry, A.I.12, London]. Manual of German Air Force Terminology. German-English. Part I: Administrative and General Terms; Part II: Aeronautical Terms; Part III: Signals, Radar and Electrical Terms; Part IV: Flak Terms; Part V: Motor Transport Terms with Abbreviations; and, Part VI: Abbreviations. Total of 263 pages. Originally published as a service manual in May 1945, 2,000 copies being printed by P.L.H. & Co., Ltd. Some 25 or 30 years ago it was reprinted as a spiral-bound notebook by unknown parties connected to the plastic modeling industry. Someone tipped me off about then and I got my copy from a bookdealer in Utah. It is now unavailable, I am told.

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Re: Luftwaffe/RAF/USAAF Lexicon

Larry,


I would put the abbreviated version in the hard to find category.


https://www.amazon.com/Manual-German.../dp/1847910459
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Old 22nd February 2019, 01:11
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Ed -

I think that may be yet another reprint. I got mine in the mid- or late-1990's and this one on Amazon says 2007.

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Re: Luftwaffe/RAF/USAAF Lexicon

Larry,


I agree. A more in-depth search may locate earlier editions. However, a later reprinting indicates that there is some demand for this title. How much is the question.
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Old 23rd February 2019, 06:52
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Re: Luftwaffe/RAF/USAAF Lexicon

I think the Lexicon that Chris has would be a great resource. I would certainly be interested if it were reprinted.

My copy of the Air Ministry A.1.12 Manual that Larry mentioned is comb-bound. I got it on eBay, about 10 years ago.

FYI, two other publications I've found useful:
  • "Luftfahrt Definitionen" by Roderich Cescotti, Motorbuch Verlag, 1993, 298 pages, ISBN 3-613-01167-0
    (He also authored "Bombers and Reconnaissance Aircraft - 1935 to the Present" in the "The History of German Aviation" series.)
  • "German Military Dictionary", a Lancer Militaria reprint of a 1944 War Department publication, 448 pages, ISBN 0-935856-06-4
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Old 23rd February 2019, 10:48
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MLRS are UK based and have an interesting catalogue,

https://www.mlrsbooks.co.uk/


https://www.mlrsbooks.co.uk/bookstor...y+dictionaries


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Re: Luftwaffe/RAF/USAAF Lexicon

Hello,

German Military Dictionary German-English/English-German.

https://archive.org/details/TM30-506-nsia/page1

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For those interested, this is the cover
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