German Air Projects, 1935-1945 Fighters

B1856

The author demonstrates careful research and a logical approach to presenting the results of that research. He has begun with Arado and worked through the alphabet of German fighter manufacturers’ advanced aircraft. It is an impressive work and is a valuable contribution to published knowledge of the subject.

Equally impressive is the range of innovation within the German aircraft industry. The results of their work can be seen in many aircraft designed and built in Europe, Russia, and the US during the last sixty years. Many of the proposed designs, prototype aircraft and series production models covered in this new book are not well known, some of them having received no exposure before. This is an excellent book that should appeal to a wide readership with aviation interests.

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NAME: German Air Projects, 1935-1945 Fighters
CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews
FILE: R1856
DATE: 300713
AUTHOR: Marek Rys
PUBLISHER: MMPBooks, Orca
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 176
PRICE: £19.95
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Jet engines, rocket motors, radar, swept wings, delta wings, pressurized cabins, experimental, Ar234,E381, E581, E583, BACHEM, B&V, Blohm & Voss, Arado, BV155C, P205, P207, P208, P209, P215, P211, Karawanken, BMW, Strahjager, Daimler Benz, Dornier, D0-435, D0-535, Fiesler, Foche-Wulf, Fw-190, Ta254, Ta154, Ta183, Ta283, Fw252, Super Lorin, Triebflugel, Gotha, P60, Heinkel, P1073, P1078, P1079, P1080, Horten, Ho229, Henschel, P135, Junkers, EF127, Wally, EF128,Lippisch, P01, P05, P15, Messerschmitt, Bf109, Me163C, Me262, Me328,Me155, P1101, P1106, P1092, P1110, P1112, P1110, P1079, Schwalbe, Wespe, Zerstorer, Heimatschutzer, Panzerflugzeug, Rudliche, Aufklarer, Entwurf, Lerche, Entwurf, Juliet, Diane, Romeo, Hutter, Triebflugel, Flitzer, Vorschlag, Arrow, Swallow, Pfeil, Komet
ISBN: 978-83-61421-76-4
IMAGE: B1856.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This is a large format book, lavishly illustrated with line drawings and full colour artwork. There is also considerable information in the text. MMP Books has established a strong reputation for the quality of its aviation history books and the outstanding illustration.

Both the British and the Germans expended considerable effort on many different threads of development and both produced some highly advanced designs, not all of which made it from the drawing boards during World War Two, but had a considerable influence on post war aircraft design for decades. At the same time a small number of proven designs, such as the Spitfire and Me 109, continued in production throughout the war. Critics have claimed that the great range of projects prevented focus on the weapons needed to win, but that is subjective. Only small changes in circumstances could have seen even the most bizarre designs turning into battle winning weapons and some recent reports on radioactive contamination in Germany suggest that Germany was very much closer to a viable nuclear weapon than has previously been claimed or admitted. Many of the advanced aircraft designs would have been highly applicable to the delivery or blocking of nuclear bombs.

The author demonstrates careful research and a logical approach to presenting the results of that research. He has begun with Arado and worked through the alphabet of German fighter manufacturers’ advanced aircraft. It is an impressive work and is a valuable contribution to published knowledge of the subject.

Equally impressive is the range of innovation within the German aircraft industry. The results of their work can be seen in many aircraft designed and built in Europe, Russia, and the US during the last sixty years. Many of the proposed designs, prototype aircraft and series production models covered in this new book are not well known, some of them having received no exposure before. This is an excellent book that should appeal to a wide readership with aviation interests.

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