Edition No. 7
S u m m a r y
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover, 49 pages of text
plus, 69 B&W photos, four color photos and two color profiles.
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||German and English text in
parallel columns. Extensive collection of photographs not previously
||Highly recommended for Luftwaffe
Reviewed by Steven "Modeldad"
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The Luftwaffe In Focus series is clearly a periodical intended for those
with a serious interest in the Luftwaffe during World War Two. As with
previous editions, this edition presents one or more unique pictures of
each functional type of aircraft flown by the Luftwaffe. This runs from
courier and training aircraft, to transports, to fighters and to
bombers. There are also sections dealing with pilots and even crashes.
in each edition there is a central article that just catches one’s
attention. In Edition 7 the central article, in my opinion, is “The
‘Snake’ Stukas of Sturzkamph Geshwader 2”. The issues surrounding these
Stukas are the subjects of many post at not only HyperScale, but at
other forums as well. What color were the snakes? What was the correct
code carried by the aircraft? What paint was used for the sand color?
While the author of the article does not answer all the questions, he
addresses many of them head-on. There is enough information presented,
however, so that one can make a reasonably accurate model, if that is
what one wishes. There is also information regarding, what I believe to
be, a previously unknown color used on the rudder. Don’t worry; you can
make the adjustment to your finished model.
There are also pictures in this issue that make you stop and think and
examine them again and again. For example, there is a picture of a Do
17 R-4 (reconnaissance version of the M series) that crashed into the
roof of a building. There are two very clear views of the top surface
of this aircraft. But for the life of me, I cannot see or determine
that there is a splinter camouflage pattern. But oddly, there are two
dark panels extending across the wing-tops where the engines are
located. The aircraft carries the small style wing-top cross. Very
faded camouflage? Perhaps. But look for yourself.
There is another picture of a crashed Ju 88C. The notes indicate that
the aircraft was (factory?) painted in winter white and when the spring
came it received a temporary camouflage of green tones. Now are the
notes in the caption correct? It seems a reversal of normal
procedures. Does it look green with white overspray or white with green
overspray? The picture is of excellent quality and this aircraft would
be a great subject for modeling.
As I have noted previously, for those modelers and historians interested
in the Luftwaffe, each edition of Luftwaffe in Focus has something of
interest, and for many, everything will be of interest.
I recommend this highly, as I do not believe it will disappoint. But
they will disappear, as they seem to quickly go out of print.
the review sample.
Luftwaffe Im Focus Edition
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