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Luftwaffe Unit History Series No 4 - Die Luftwaffe 1956-2006
By Bernd and Frank Vetter
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover; 64 pages plus covers
available from specialist book and hobby shops, or
online from AirDOC
history of the modern Luftwaffe, many excellent photos.
||Highly Recommended for those with an
interest in modern Air Forces
Reviewed by Ken Bowes
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4 in the AirDOC Modern German Luftwaffe Unit History Series is a concise
and lavishly illustrated history of the Bundes Luftwaffe itself. 2006
marked the 50th Anniversary of the Luftwaffe and it seems appropriate
that a German aviation publishing house like AirDOC would choose to
publish this book in that year.
Like other AirDOC publications the text is in both German and English
in opposite columns opening the contents to a wider audience. The book
itself is printed on high-gloss paper with the majority of its many
photographs being in full colour.
The authors of this volume follow what is probably the best and most
logical approach, which is to address the subject decade by decade. The
opening chapter first of all deals with the creation of the German Armed
Forces in the late 1940s and early 1950s before dealing with the early
years of the Luftwaffe. Subsequent chapters cover the 1960s to 1980s.
The final two chapters deal with the 1990ís which saw the Luftwaffe
absorb its former East German counterpart, and of course the Luftwaffe
in the 21st Century.
The text is easily readable and well support by illustrations. Given the
wide variety of types operated over the last fifty years there is plenty
of inspiration for modellers.
In summary, this is very nice package. Modellers and historians alike
will find it an extremely useful addition to the library.
Thanks to AirDOC Publications for the review sample
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Review Copyright © 2007 by Ken Bowes
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