S u m m a r y
||Soft cardboard cover; 302mm x
226mm in portrait format; 96 pages plus covers; more than 200
photographs; 26 colour illustrations; maps, appendices
USD$22.47 from Squadron.com
||Wide range of colours and
markings in this unique theatre; excellent profiles; interesting text;
many relevant captioned wartime photos; includes coverage of Jagdwaffe
activity over Malta.
||Recommended for Luftwaffe
Reviewed by Brett Green
Jagdwaffe Volume 3, Section 3 is available online from Squadron.com
The Classic Colours Jagdwaffe project is an ambitious series of
books written by an ensemble cast of some of the best respected Luftwaffe
experts from around the world. The focus of the series is the camouflage
and markings of Luftwaffe fighter aircraft from the first tentative
challenge to the Treaty of Versailles to the end of the Third Reich.
"Jagdwaffe - War Over the Desert" describes the fighter
force's operations over the desert and in the Mediterranean theatre from
1940 to 1942.
The camouflage and markings during this period transitioned from
European greys and greens, to hastily improvised desert camouflage using
Italian paints, to the use of new official RLM colours from summer 1941.
Operational issues regarding the desert war, in addition to a
discussion of Malta, is included in this volume.
More than 200 wartime photos, including ten colour photos, are usefully captioned and highly relevant
to the subject matter.
26 colour profiles highlight the variety of the schemes. These are
reproduced at page width and will provide plenty of inspiration for
modellers. Several colour scrap drawings and a map are also included.
"Jagdwaffe - War Over the Desert" is a concise and
attractive package for a fairly broad subject area.
This is another worthwhile instalment in Classic Publications
Thanks to Karin of
Specialty Press for the review sample
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