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Old 31st August 2006, 04:44
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LW Advanced Aircraft Projects to 1945 - new

I was reluctant to buy this book since it includes aircraft previously described in the three Luftwaffe Secret Projects books published earlier by Midland. About 40% of the aircraft illustrated in this book are new, but all of the illustrations are new. This is the first of a possible four volume series and covers designs from Arado to Junkers. All of the aircraft are illustrated with a color view and black and white three views. There is descriptive text that covers what is known about each type, and the color illustrations show the layout and visible weapons systems and other features well.

The book opens with a glossary that includes piston engine designations, along with take-off power, rocket motors by manufacturer and model designations plus take-off power, and meanings of some German abbreviations, etc. The author discusses the subject of Ram-Fighters briefly and then the projects portion begins. I think it would be best for me to just give the contents. (Please excuse the lack of the umlaut.)

Arado
Ar 234 P-5
Ar 234 & Ar 240 TL
E 381.02
E 395.02
E 530
E 561
E 580
E 581-4 & E 581-5
E 583 /Ar I (Preliminary)
E 583 /Ar I (Tendered)
E 583 /Ar II (Preliminary)
E 583.06 /Ar II (Detailed Variant)
E 654 'Skorpion'
TEW 16/43-13
TEW 16/43-15
TEW 16/43-23

BMW
Project I
'' II
" III
" IV
Tailles Project (30.11.1944)

Blohm & Voss
Bv 40
Bv 237 & Bv 237 B-1
P 163.01 & 163.02
P 170.01 & 170.02
P 177 & P 179
P 178
P 192.01
P 193.01-01
P 194.01
P 194.01-01, & 194.01-02
P 194.03-01
P 196.01
P 197.01-01
P 198
P 202
P 203.01/ 02/ 03
P 204.01
P 207.02
P 207.03
P 208.02
P 208.03
P 209.01
P 209.02
P 210.01 & 210.02
P 204.01
P 207.02
P 207.03
P 208.02
P 208.03
P 209.01
P 209.02
P 210.01 & 210.02
P 211.01
P 211.02
P 212.01
P 212.02
P 212.03
P 212.04 (?)
P 213
P 214 (?)
P 215.02
P 217 (Ae 607/1 & 2)

Daimler-Benz
'Project E'
'Project F'

DFS
DFS 'Eber'
DFS 'Rammer'
DFS 194

Dornier
P 59
P 238.01
P 247/6
P 252/3 & 252/4
P 254.01
P 256

Fieseler
Fi 166 (Hohenjager I)
Fi 166 (Hohenjager II)

Focke-Wulf
Fw 190 Tl
Fw 226 'Flitzer'
Fw 232
Fw 250
Fw 252.1 & 252.2
Fw 281 'Peterle'
Entwurf 1
Entwurf 2
Entwurf 3
Entwurf 4
Entwurf 5
Entwurf 6
Entwurf 7
Entwurf 8
Fighter (As 413) October 1944
Fighter (As 413) February 1945
Fighter (BMW 803)
Fighter (BMW 803/I & II)
Fighter (Jumo 222 E/F) October 1944
Multhopp Volksjager
Night Fighter (Entwurf III)
Night Fighter (Entwurf IV)
Night Fighter (Entwurf V)
Night and All-Weather Fighter
Bomber/Zerstorer Project 'A'
Bomber/Zerstorer Project 'B'
'Ram-Fighter'
'Super-Lorin'
'Super-TL'
Ta 183 'Huckebein'
Ta 183 Ra-1
Ta-183 Ra-2
Ta 183 (Entwurf 5) November 1944
Ta 183 (Entwurf III) 1
Ta 183 (Entwurf III) 2
Ta 283 Ramjet Fighter
'Triebflugel'
'Volksflugzeug' A
'Volksflugzeug' B
Vorschlag 1 (07.12.1942)
Vorschlag 2 (22.12.1942)

Gotha
Go 229 B-1 (01.03.1945)
P 60 A
P 60 C (with Bremen-O radar)
P 60 C Two/Three-crew Night Fighter
'Rammer'

Heinkel
He 162 'Salamander' Family
He 162 A-10
He 162 A-11
He 162 B
He 162 C
P 1065.01-23
P 1073.01-04
P 1073.01-20
P 1073.01-44
P 1073.8
P 1073.12
P 1073.13
P 1076
P 1077 'Julia I'
P 1077 'Julia II'
P 1077 'Romeo I'
P 1078 A
P 1078 B
P 1078 C (and Variant)
P 1079 A
P 1079 B-1 & B-2
P 1080 I/II
'Lerche' and 'Wespe'

Henschel
Hs 132
Hs PJ 600/67
P 75 (1941)
P 87
P 122
P 135 (P 130)

Hutter
Hu 136 'Stubo 1' & 'Stubo 2'
Hu 1945 Project

Junkers
EF 112
EF 115.0/130.0/135.0
EF 123 or 124 (?)
EF 126 (skid)
EF 126 (undercarriage)
EF 126 (As 044)
EF 127.01 & 127.02
EF 127.03
EF 128 Day Fighter
EF 128 Night Fighter
Ju 'X' (unofficial designation used only in this book)

I must applaud author Ingolf Meyer because the time and effort put into this book is obviously considerable. Published by Midland.



Ed
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Old 6th September 2006, 01:48
Richard T. Eger Richard T. Eger is offline
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Re: LW Advanced Aircraft Projects to 1945 - new

Dear Ed,

Thanks for the preview of this book. I, too, had wondered whether it was a simple rehash of the earlier books. Based on the aircraft listed and your positive comments, I assume that it is not and is worth a purchase.

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Richard
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