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Luftwaffe
Im Focus

Edition No. 2

 

 

Start-Verlag

 

 

S u m m a r y

ISBN: 3-9808468-1-4
Media and Contents: Soft cover; 40 pages plus covers;.
Price: Price for German purchasers - 8,70 Euro (postage included) from Start-Verlag
10.00 Euro in Europe (outside Germany) by surface postage
13.00 Euro rest of the world by Surface Mail
19.00 Euro rest of the world by Air Mail
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Great photo coverage across a broad range of subjects; helpful captions; well-presented format; includes rare colour photographs, emblems and awards plus four colour profiles; tie-in with associated decals (available separately).
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended for Luftwaffe fans

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstRead

 

The second edition of Luftwaffe Im Focus continues with this series' excellent photographic coverage of Luftwaffe subjects from the Second World War.

The book is presented in portrait A4 format, with a soft cover and 40 pages (plus covers). The paper is heavyweight and glossy. The publication is laid out attractively and professionally..

The uncluttered approach of Edition No.1 is carried on in this new volume. Once again, photos are large and well reproduced, and mostly presented as two to a page. Subjects including various (and very interesting) Bf 109s, Bf 110s, Ju 52, Fw 58, Ju 88s, Ju 87s and many, many more packed between the covers. Most of the aircraft in this issue are pictured in operational settings.

Three excellent colour photos are supplemented by a new feature, four colour profiles. The subjects of these profiles are also covered in wartime photographs, and markings for some of these aircraft are available on a decal sheet from Start, sold separately. Perhaps the most interesting of these profile subjects are two Bf 109G-2s in a well defined mottle of winter whitewash over standard camouflage. The second of these Bf 109Gs is a Trop version wearing Mediterranean camouflage under its winter coat!

Full text and captions are both provided in German and English.  The captions are quite helpful, with details about units and locations where that information is available.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Luftwaffe fans will find plenty of interesting photos and information in Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition 2. The inclusion of profiles and the tie-in with decals are a welcome addition to an already attractive format.

Whether your interest lies in Luftwaffe fighters, bombers or other aircraft types, Luftwaffe Im Focus will have something for you!

Recommended.

Thanks to Start-Verlag for the review sample.


Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition No. 2 is available online from the Start website



Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
All Images Copyright 2003 by Luftfahrtverlag-Start (used with permission)
This Page Created on 10 September, 2003
Last updated 10 September, 2003

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