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Luftwaffe im Focus
Edition No. 17

Author(s)Axel Urbanke
Language(s)Printed in dual language, English and German
Format: Soft cover, 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 52 pages
Photos: 51 B+W photos, plus 4 in color
Profiles: 3 color profiles, 1 color emblem, and 2 maps
Publisher: Luftfahrt Verlag, Germany
ISBN: None listed

Item No. LF LW-017Price: $25.00

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This series shows previously unpublished black-and-white and color photos of the German Luftwaffe during World War II; the photos were found exclusively in private archives and collections. The pictures, printed in superior quality on strong high gloss paper provide an insight into all facets of the Luftwaffe, even into such areas that have played a subordinate role in book publications until now, such as reconnaissance planes, fighter planes and transport planes.

In addition, topics such as unknown insignia, equipment, technology, the crews' fates and photos with a history are addressed. Each edition deals with a special topic in text and pictures. The photos are provided with captions by a specialist team consisting exclusively of Luftwaffe experts, so that historically interested enthusiasts as well as model builders find highly interesting material.

The edition series "Luftwaffe im Focus" is intended to provide in the future a worldwide discussion platform for all people interested in the history of the Luftwaffe in World War II. All volumes contain German/English texts and belong on the bookshelves of each enthusiast who is interested in the German Luftwaffe and who wish to see more than the old well-known photos.

Featured in this issue:

  • Aircraft in Focus: The Bf 110 of Major Lent, Kommodore of NJG 3
  • The story behind the photo: Operational Use of the 50-mm Cannon by II./ZG 26 ?Horst Wessel? in the Defense of the Reich 1944
  • Tail: The nicht victory tally of Lt. Wilhelm Bauer
  • Tail: The victory tally of Fw. Alfred Miksch, 8./JG 1, 1943
  • Colour photos: Shot down in the front line - Ju 87 of St.G. 77 near Sedan
  • Unknown Emblem: IV. Fliegerkorps Utility Flight (Colorphotos)
  • Personal Emblem: Lt. Walter Köhne's "Satan", 6./JG 11 - Bf 109 G-14/AS - 1944/45
  • Fate: Killed on His 601st Combat Mission - The Death of Hptm. Johann Zemsky, II./St.G. 1
  • Szenerie: Blown up at the last minute! (Hs 129 der 13.(Pz.)/SG 9)
  • As well as photos of Ju 88 C-6 Destroyer of 11./ZG 26 in the Mediterreanian, Drop Tank toilet in Africa and much more

Also available from this publisher:

Luftwaffe Edition No. 14 Luftwaffe Edition No. 15 Luftwaffe Edition No. 16 Luftwaffe Edition No. 18

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