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||ADC 006 - World War II
Combat Aircraft Photo Archives No. 06 - Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor Part 1
- Airline Service, Transport & Training
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover; 48 pages plus covers
available from specialist book and hobby shops, or
online from AirDOC
£9.99 available online from Hannants
historical and operational summary of this important Luftwaffe type in
the airliner, transport and training roles;
large, well reproduced photos; German/English text; attractive
Reviewed by Brett Green
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The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor was originally designed to a
specification set by Lufthansa for a commercial airliner. This
all-metal, four engined monoplane first flew in 1937, and soon set a
number of endurance records including the first ever non-stop flight
between Berlin and New York.
With war looming, the Condor was adapted to military use by the
lengthening of the fuselage, installation of defensive gun turrets and
the addition of wing hard points for ordnance.
The sleek Condor fulfilled many roles during WWII, including
transport, anti-shipping and training.
As the title specifies, this first volume from Air DOC on the Condor focuses on
airline service, transport & training.
The book commences with a bilingual text summary of the international
pre-war environment under which the Condor operated, especially the
delicate commercial and political relationship with the USA, and the
important early trans-Atlantic flights. This is followed by a
description of transport, liaison and reconnaissance operations from
1939 to 1945. A table lists variants, werknummern, names and other
details of all Condors that fulfilled these roles.
The focus of this title, however, is the photos. These are
well reproduced and pleasingly large with plenty of useful detail on
display. I have not seen many of these photos published elsewhere
either. All photos are accompanied by useful captions in both German and
English. A good selection of photos has been chosen, with a combination
of colourful pre-war schemes and camouflaged Condors, including Hitler's
Even more interest is added to the book via eight colour profiles,
including one helpful four-view illustration.
"Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor Part 1 - Airline Service, Transport &
Training" is an compact modeller's reference for this graceful Luftwaffe
aircraft. The timing is good too, with the excellent Revell kit in 1/72
scale plus Trumpeter's offering in 1/48.
Thanks to AirDOC Publications for the review sample
AirDOC Publications may be viewed and purchased online from their
Review Copyright © 2007 by Brett Green
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Last updated 24 December, 2007
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