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Old 16th February 2009, 13:45
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Aircraft of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces Vol I & Vol II by Bernd Barbas

Hi,

These books are published by Schiffer Books.

But I find also "Planes of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces" Vol I & Vol II also by Bern Barbas, publisher Kookaburra.

Are these titles one and the same but a different publisher or are these titles completely different.

Which ones are the best ?

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Luc
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Old 17th February 2009, 21:33
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Re: Aircraft of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces Vol I & Vol II by Bernd Barbas

Luc:

The original volumes were published by Kookaburra. Schieffer then republished them with small corrections and additions. Get the latter.
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Old 17th February 2009, 23:09
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Re: Aircraft of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces Vol I & Vol II by Bernd Barbas

The Kookaburra and Schiffer sets are basically the same, but there are some significant differences:

Kookaburra:
- Includes four extra chapters:
Vol 1: Fighter Aircraft of the German Luftwaffe; Organization and Victory Awards; The Aircraft Compared
Vol 2: Combat Stories
- Includes an index of illustrations in each volume, which is handy for reference purposes.
- Lower quality paper, with lower-resolution and lighter photo reproduction.
- Includes some photos not in the Schiffer set.

Schiffer:
- Heavier and glossier paper, with clearer and darker photo reproduction.
- Includes many photos not in the Kookaburra set.
- Some corrections to the Victory List.

It's worth having both sets, but if I had to choose just one, I would go with the Schiffer volumes because of their expanded pictorial content and superior photo quality.

Hope that helps,
Leon Venter
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Old 18th February 2009, 12:05
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Re: Aircraft of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces Vol I & Vol II by Bernd Barbas

Thanks

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