S u m m a r y
||Soft cardboard cover; 302mm x
226mm in portrait format; 96 pages plus covers; around 200
photographs; 24 colour profiles; maps, appendices
for GBP£16.99 from Ian Allen Publishing's website
||Tells the often neglected story of the
Luftwaffe's transport units including aircraft and operations; concise and
interesting narrative; large, relevant photos; great profiles -
terrific inspiration for modellers.
||Recommended for Luftwaffe
Reviewed by Brett Green
"Transporter" Volume 1 is available online from Squadron.com
The Classic Colours Luftwaffe Colours project is an ambitious series of
books written by an ensemble cast of some of the best respected Luftwaffe
experts from around the world. The focus of the series is the camouflage
and markings of Luftwaffe aircraft from the first tentative
challenge to the Treaty of Versailles to the last days of the Third Reich. The
Jagdwaffe section has recently come to a conclusion with 20 books
in that series alone, but Classic Publications still has plenty of
ground to cover.
Classic Publications has now released the first in the short "Transporter"
series, covering Luftwaffe transport aircraft and operations from the
pre-war until 1943.
This title is largely the story of the famous "Tante Ju", the Junkers
Ju 52, although other aircraft types also receive brief coverage. These
include the gigantic Me 323, gliders and their tugs, the huge Bv 222
seaplane, the He 111 "Zwilling", Fw 200 and Junkers Ju 290.
The book comprises 96 pages in the familiar large format (303mm x
206mm) of the series. Around 200 photos, mostly of the aircraft of the
period, are one of the highlights of this title. Captions are detailed
and relevant, and provide useful information about the colours and
markings of the subjects.
The side profile illustrations are very
attractive, and cover a wide selection of early to mid-war transport aircarft.
My favourite would be the garish red and white Lufthansa Ju 52.
It is good to see Classic Publications apply its
attractive and effective style to this sometimes neglected aspect of
This book in the Classic Colours series is ideally suited to
modellers with its many inspiring profiles and its discussion of
camouflage and markings.
Thanks to Simon at DLS Australia and
Allen Publishing for the review sample
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