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||Mushroom Model Publications Red
German Air Projects 1935-1945 Vol.3 - Bombers
A5+ format; 89 pages plus covers
in the UK and Europe
GBP £12.00 from Mushroom Model Publications
in the USA
USD$20.96 available online from Squadron.com
Realistic artwork, interesting text, “scale
plans”, convenient layout.
Reviewed by Rob
"German Air Projects - Bombers"
is available online from Squadron
There were countless designs proposed for the Luftwaffe
during World War II, and many more leading up to the conflict. Some made it to
fruition but most failed to materialize.
The author examines the reasons for some of these failures in Mushroom Model
Publications latest release.
This volume, devoted to bomber designs, is the third in the series of “German
The book encompasses these “what might have been” developments and presents them
to the reader in a handy well laid out reference source.
are 89 pages of text and a further eight that contains the artwork. The latter
shows how these aircraft may have looked… had they become operational. All of
the images are expertly rendered and the illustrator goes to great lengths to
ensure a very realistic appearance for his subjects.
The projects are arranged in alphabetical order according
to those companies that conceived them. Each contains some very interesting text
which explains how the type came about, its proposed development, and the
ultimate fate of the subject.
Specifications and estimated performance figures are not forgotten with the
former coming in a handy table. These may differ from some references containing
technical data; however the author makes it clear that all the information came
from original German sources. He also notes that even these “official” sources
“Scale” plans are also a feature of this publication and these are competently
done by Marek Ryś.
Much information has recently come to light regarding
Germany’s wartime ventures.
These “paper projects” continue to intrigue the public due their ingenuity and
boldness with design. This book captures the imagination of the subject matter
and relays it in a readable, easily digestible format.
Recommended to all “Luftwaffe ‘46” fans.
Thanks to Mushroom Model Publications for the
Review Copyright © 2007 by Rob Baumgartner
This Page Created on 13 September, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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