Edition No. 6
Reviewed by Steven "Modeldad"
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The editions of the Luftwaffe Im Focus series are a unique collection of
seemingly random pictures, most of which have been unpublished before.
Yet there is an organization.
At leas one picture of each type of aircraft in service with the
Luftwaffe is included. These include, courier aircraft, fighters,
dive-bombers, reconnaissance, and so forth. One particular aircraft is
high lighted with photographs and a color profile. In this issue it is
the Ju 88P-1.
There is also a section called “Photos with a story”. In this instance,
it is photos and a narrative of KG 100’s use of the Do 217E-5 equipped
with the Hs 293 Glide Bomb. These were used against the allied landings
at Anzio / Nettuno in January 1944.
Luftwaffe In Focus is not only about the aircraft, but also looks at the
pilots. In this edition it is not the usual Luftwaffe pilot, but rather
a Hungarian pilot in a “Close Support Unit”. There is a great picture of
his Fw 190F-8 with extend-fuse bombs, which have some great nose art.
Of course there are the pictures that are just downright fascinating: an
Fw 190A with a red lobster as nose art. There is an excellent picture of
a Ju 290A-5, which seems to clearly show that the sides were in a color
such as 76 and the top of the fuselage and wing were in a color that may
There is a bit of “spice” in this edition, an article on forbidden
erotic art in the Luftwaffe, with examples.
Even with all the pictures, written information is not sacrificed. Each
picture is accompanied by an extensive description in both German and
For those modelers and historians interested in the Luftwaffe, each
edition of Luftwaffe in Focus has something of interest, and for many,
everything is of interest. I recommend this highly, as I do not believe
it will disappoint.
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