Edition No. 9
S u m m a r y
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||Soft cover, 50 pages of text
plus, 66 B&W photos, 8 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"
9 is available online from Squadron.com
No. 9 of Luftwaffe Im Focus continues on with the customary assortment
of previously unpublished photographs, or higher quality images of
previously published photographs.
in previous issues, Luftwaffe Im Focus devotes a page, or couple of
pages, to an example of each of the various aircraft in Luftwaffe
service, and of which there are unique photographs.
Luftwaffe Im Focus, there are always the subjects that receive a bit
more focus than other items. In this Edition, there are two that should
not disappoint most Luftwaffe enthusiasts.
first articles deals with “The Colorful Aircraft of Oblt. Mütherich – Bf
109E-7, 5./JG 54 – III./JG 77.” The aircraft was Black 10, and was with
Mütherich from his service with JG 54 on the English Channel to his
deployment with JG 77 in the Balkans. The aircraft carries the identity
markings of both theatres of operation.
article includes five excellent color photographs of Black 10 when it
was stationed in Rumania. The author of the article throws down the
color gauntlet by rejecting Jochen Prien’s view that the aircraft was
painted in “greys”. The Im Focus author asserts that the colors were
70/71. I’m not sure I agree with that conclusion.
second focused article is in the section designated “pictures with a
story”. This article focuses on a “Fighter-Bomber Mission against a
Channel Convoy – Action by 2./JG 2 on 19 May 1941.
article is Lt. Dietrich Wickop’s personal account of that day’s action.
The article includes photographs of Wikop’s Bf 109E-7, with an
interesting outline only aircraft number. The article also includes a
profile and a picture of a hand drawn map, in what appears to be crayon,
done by Lt. Wickop.
have been collecting each issue of Luftwaffe Im Focus, then there is
every reason to continue on with this one. If you have not bought any
previous edition, then this is a fine issue with which to start. Each
one can stand on its own.
is a note in this issue that a special edition will be coming out in the
immediate future. This will be titled “1945- The Last Months of the
Luftwaffe”. It will include pictures of operationa Me 262, and Fw 190
D-9s , aircraft of “Zirkus Rosarius” and a color picture of that now
famous black Bf109 Green 5. According to the publisher, this special
edition will not be part of the subscription and must be purchased
the review sample.
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