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Old 2nd May 2014, 05:20
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New Luftwaffe Books: 2014-05-01

Recently Published
  • Avions Hors Serie #36: Dérives & Victoires - Les marques de victoires de la chasse allemande (Lela Presse)
  • Murawski, Rys "Aircraft Monograph #55: Junkers Ju 87 D/G, part 2" (Kagero)
  • Waiss "Von Caen zur Festung Sewastopol: Stationen eines Bordinstrumentenprüfers in der Luftwaffe" (Helios)
Available soon
  • Bauduin "Hitler's Spyplane over Normandy 1944" (Pen & Sword Aviation)
Recently announced
  • Christopher "The Luftwaffe in Colour: The Second World War in Colour" (Amberley)
  • Jessen, West "Henschel Hs 123" (Air War Publications)

By way of an update, all of these publications, previously mentioned as "upcoming", are now available:
  • Breffort "German Fighters 1936-1945, Vol. 1: Messerschmitt Bf 109" (Histoire and Collections)
  • Breffort "German Fighters 1939-1945, Vol. 2: Bf 110, Me 210, Me 410, Fw 190, Me 262, Me 163, He 162" (Histoire and Collections)
  • "Famous Aircraft of the World #157: Messerschmitt Bf 110" (Bunrindo)
  • Franzke "Flugzeug Profile #54: Henschel Hs 129 – Als Panzerjäger und Schlachtflugzeug im Einsatz" (Unitec)
  • Heaton, Lewis "The German Aces Speak II: World War II through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders" (Zenith)
  • Kiehl "Kampfgeschwader 53 'Legion Condor': The Complete History of KG 53 in World War II" (Schiffer)
  • Murawski, Rys "Aircraft Monograph #54: Junkers Ju 87 D/G, part 1" (Kagero)
  • Murawski "JG 53 'Ace of Spades'" (Kagero)
  • Parker "Luftwaffe Crash Archive vol. 4: 10 Sep to 30 Sep 1940" (Wing Leader)
  • Prien, et al "Die Jagdfliegerverbände der deutschen Luftwaffe, Band 12/III" (Buchverlag Rogge)
  • Roba "Les Hydravions de la Luftwaffe, vol. 3" (Lela Presse)
  • Trojca "Messerschmitt Me 321, Me 323 Gigant: Technik und Einsatzgeschichte" (VDM Heinz Nickel)
  • Zapf "Flugplätze der Luftwaffe 1934-45 und was davon übrig blieb, Band 8" (VDM Heinz Nickel)

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Old 2nd May 2014, 10:26
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Re: New Luftwaffe Books: 2014-05-01

Thank you, Leon, for the update.
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Old 4th May 2014, 17:33
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Re: New Luftwaffe Books: 2014-05-01

Yes indeed

Has anyone bought or seen the Me 321/323 book by Trojca?
Since I have two books on the subject already I am curious if this book gives any new info, and if so what that is....

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Old 4th May 2014, 20:46
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Re: New Luftwaffe Books: 2014-05-01

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Yes indeed

Has anyone bought or seen the Me 321/323 book by Trojca?
Since I have two books on the subject already I am curious if this book gives any new info, and if so what that is....

Cheers
Stig
Still debating buying it myself but if you'd like some more info, here's a link to the publisher's website with a detailed description and ~40 sample pages:
http://www.modelhobby.pl/angielska/w...=wiecej&id=102

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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")
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Leon Venter
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Re: New Luftwaffe Books: 2014-05-01

Thanks Leon

Yes, I have the two obvious books, by Dabrowski (the big one...) and Roba but also some of the more general books you mention.
Which one did you buy, the German or bi-lingual edition?
Anyway I am interested if you are able to evaluate the text in the copy you bought. I am not saying I am not interested in photos of the types, but due to its size (they must have been the Luftwaffe's biggest massproduced aircraft), photos are usually quite indifferent since no one really grasped how to photograph such a big "bird".

Mark
Thanks for the pointer, but it did not give me any new details really.
BTW any connection to Eric Blair?

Cheers
Stig
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Re: New Luftwaffe Books: 2014-05-01

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Thanks Leon

Yes, I have the two obvious books, by Dabrowski (the big one...) and Roba but also some of the more general books you mention.
Which one did you buy, the German or bi-lingual edition?
Anyway I am interested if you are able to evaluate the text in the copy you bought. I am not saying I am not interested in photos of the types, but due to its size (they must have been the Luftwaffe's biggest massproduced aircraft), photos are usually quite indifferent since no one really grasped how to photograph such a big "bird".

Mark
Thanks for the pointer, but it did not give me any new details really.
BTW any connection to Eric Blair?

Cheers
Stig

You're welcome Stig. No direct connection but he did start me on the path to studying the SCW. After looking at the pages, I think I'll follow your lead and wait for Leon's review as the sample pages didn't give a flavor of the text.
Cheers and thanks in advance to Leon for his review.
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Re: New Luftwaffe Books: 2014-05-01

OK Mark

Well, Leon, seems it is up to you to decide what Trojca has done (or not...)

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