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Luftwaffe Im Focus No.27

Start-Verlag

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Luftwaffe Im Focus

Edition No 27

ISBN: 978-3-94137-38-8

Contents & Media:

Soft-cover, staple binding, A4 portrait format, 50 pages (with some colour images and printing).

Price:

Available on-line from Luftfahrtverlag START:

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Uuseful set of images and back-stories that add that bit of interest to our hobby, especially the colour shots.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusion:

Much here to interest both the modeller and the WWII historian. Recommended to the Luftwaffe fan.

 

Reviewed by Graham Carter


Luftwaffe Im Focus #26 is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstRead

 

Familiar to most modellers of Luftwaffe aircraft, this volume continues the series with a mix of personal photos, documents, maps and stories and the occasional colour profile by Australia’s own Juanita Franzi.

 

 

Fifty-four pages of quality semi-flat paper are staple-bound in a glossy card cover. All information is in German and English and appears to be well-translated, Americanised spelling is used. As with previous editions, questions are raised by photos and information and the editor appeals for clarification form the broader community.

 

 

There is a half-page of additions and corrections from previous editions to update information, in this case it includes photo evidence, including a wonderful diorama idea from North Africa of a makeshift ‘throne’ (khazi, loo, toilet) from a large drop-tank! I am always delighted with the quality of the colour photos that came from German sources – what a boon they are for modellers. The colour shot of an HS126 in Russia in late 1941 would be reference for a great vignette/diorama as it shows the aircraft parked near a peasant’s outhouse, surrounded by air and ground crew, peasants and children. Just wonderful.

The contents of this edition include:

  • Training Aircraft of Flugzeugfuhrerschule 7

  • The Lion emblem of Hptm. Bar of 1/JG77,

  • Ju 87s of II/StG 2 in Russia in 1942

The story of Hptm. Fritz Geishardt who served in a number of units flying Bf109s and FW190s until his death following attacks on B-17s over Antwerp in April 1943. 

 

 

Interspersed are short pieces about people, personal or gruppe emblems, and the rear cover includes a couple of shots of BV138 floatplanes that had come to grief in Norwegian waters.

All sections are illustrated with official and personal photos that really add to our understanding of the battle-fronts.

 

 

Inside the rear cover are details of how to get hold of a decal sheet (in 1/48 only) that covers various featured aircraft and their emblems.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Much here to interest both the modeller and the WWII historian. Recommended to the Luftwaffe fan.

Thanks to Start Verlag for the sample


Luftwaffe Im Focus is available online from the Start website



Review Copyright 2018 by Graham Carter
This Page Created on 31 October, 2018
Last updated 31 October, 2018

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