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Messerschmitt Bf 109s of JG 52 in Deutsch Brod

 

 

JaPo

 

 

 

S u m m a r y

ISBN: Not Quoted
Media and Contents: Soft cover; 56 pages plus covers;.
Price:  Mail
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Excellent, in depth examination of the camouflage and markings of six late-war Messerschmitt Bf 109s at the end of WWII; good introductory text; very high quality colour profiles (each presenting both side views); helpful and informative four-view captioned illustrations of the camouflage case studies; full text in English
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for Luftwaffe fans

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstRead

 

Before I start this review I should declare that I am quite fascinated by WWII aircraft camouflage and markings, that I am especially interested in Luftwaffe aircraft and that, furthermore, late-war colours are a special area of attention for me.

Considering these areas of interest, it is not surprising that I am very happy with JaPo's latest publication!

Japo's "Messerschmitt Bf 109s of JG 52 in Deutsch Brod" comprises 56 pages between soft covers, packed with photos, profiles, drawings and tables. The book mainly focuses on the camouflage and markings of six late-war Messerschmitt Bf 109s.

Deutsch Brod was a Czech airfield taken over by the Luftwaffe in September 1939. It was used for training, repairs, transport and other duties during the war years. By the first months of 1945, Deutsch Brod was near the front lines and various Luftwaffe units were transferred to the airfield. These included JG 52 in April 1945. The book spends the first 13 pages discussing the history of the airfield and the operations of JG 52 in these last weeks of the war.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

The Luftwaffe Im Focus is proving to be an informative, attractive and helpful reference source for both modellers and Luftwaffe buffs in general. The continued inclusion of profiles and the tie-in with decals add to an already strong formula.

Recommended.

Thanks to Start-Verlag for the review sample.


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



Review Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
All Images Copyright 2003 by Luftfahrtverlag-Start (used with permission)
This Page Created on 22 June, 2004
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