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Im Focus

Edition No. 6






S u m m a r y

ISBN: 3-9808468-6-5
Media and Contents: Soft cover, 50 pages of text plus, 64 B&W photos, four color photos and two color profiles.
Price: Price for German purchasers - 11,20 Euro (postage included) from Start-Verlag
13.00 Euro in Europe (outside Germany) by surface postage
13.00 Euro rest of the world by Surface Mail
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: German and English text in parallel columns. Extensive collection of photographs not previously published.
Recommendation: Highly recommended for Luftwaffe enthusiasts.


Reviewed by Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman

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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editions of the Luftwaffe Im Focus series are a unique collection of seemingly random pictures, most of which have been unpublished before.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 be 75.

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 English.





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.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Start-Verlag for the review sample.

Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition No. 6 is available online from the Start website

Review Copyright © 2005 by Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman
All Images Copyright © 2005 by Luftfahrtverlag-Start (used with permission)
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Last updated 03 March, 2005

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