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 Allan Publishing's website
||Continues 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
2 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 promptly followed up the first volume in the short "Transporter"
series with Volume Two, covering Luftwaffe transport aircraft and operations from the
1943 until the end of the Second World War.
Once again, this title is largely the story of the famous "Tante Ju", the Junkers
Ju 52, although other fascinating aircraft types also receive coverage.
These include the gigantic Me 323, gliders and their tugs, SM.73, SM.82,
close co-operation Henikel He 111s, Arado Ar 232, the bizarre Ju 352,
the Go 242 and other troop gliders, and even a French LeO 451 impressed
into Luftwaffe service
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 mid to late-war transport
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
Allan Publishing for the review sample
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