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Luftwaffe Aces
2007 Engagement Calendar
A tribute to Heinz Bar

 

Virgil O'Neil

 

S u m m a r y
Description and Publisherís Details: "Luftwaffe Aces 2007 - An Engagement Calendar"; self-published by Virgil OíNeil, email virg@vcn.com  .
ISBN: Not Applicable
Media: Soft cover, 21.5cm x 21.5cm, 94 pages plus covers
Price: USD$25 plus Postage and Handling available direct from Luftwaffe Aces website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting idea; attractive artwork; compact set of data for 12 main subjects; nice composite images; will make a nifty Christmas gift for Luftwaffe aficionados
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended to Luftwaffe aircraft fans

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t L o o k

 

This is Virgil OíNeil's sixth annual engagement Calendar on a Luftwaffe theme. This year's calendar is dedicated to the theme of Luftwaffe fighter ace, Heinz Bar.

This Calendar follows a similar format to the earlier offerings with a soft cover, bound by plastic spiral ring-binder, in a square format approximately 21.5cm x 21.5cm. There are 94 pages plus covers.

There is one week to each engagement page. These pages are punctuated with wartime milestones, important Luftwaffe aircraft dates and, of course, US public holidays and other relevant planning information.

This time, the subjects and the colour artwork are devoted for the first half of the year to Luftwaffe Ace Heinz Bar, his missions and aircraft. Each month includes a text description of aircraft and operations, ranging from a Bf 109 E in the Battle of Britain to two Me 262s at war's end, plus a glossy, attractive colour profile. The remaining Aces pages follow the same format. The last five pages of the Calendar are five pages of attractive and convincing composite artwork.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

I always look forward to seeing Virgil's latest desk calendar, and this year's edition will be open on my work desk for 2007.

"Luftwaffe Aces 2007 - An Engagement Calendar" will be an appropriate companion on the modelling bench or an appropriate gift for a Luftwaffe modelling fan, especially aficionados of Heinz Bar.

It will cost you more than a Gary Larson desk calendar, but it is certainly much more individual too!

Recommended.

Thanks to Virgil O'Neil for the review sample.


Review Copyright © 2006 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 12 December, 2006
Last updated 12 December, 2006

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