Wings of the Black Cross
S u m m a r y
|Media and Contents:
||Soft cover; 36 pages plus
covers; high quality glossy presentation in portrait 8.5” x11”
format; 8 Terry Higgins colour profiles; 66 wartime photos including two in colour
USD$17.95 plus postage and
handling from Eagle
||Interesting selection of
photographs; excellent format for viewing detail; superb colour
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
Wings of the Black Cross Number Four is available online from
Luftwaffe enthusiasts can never get enough when it comes to photographs
of their beloved aircraft. The 36 pages of this latest publication from
Eagle Editions will go a long way towards satisfying those needs.
It’s volume four of the series, and like those before it, contains a
selection of black and white images as well as related artwork.
The former totals 66 with the majority printed two to a page. This
allows for reader to glean as much detail as possible from the photos.
Many will be familiar to the hardcore fan but every now and a then one
is shown a different perspective of a recognizable subject.
The aircraft types featured are many and varied, the majority being
fighters. This latter group includes the usual suspects such as the Fw
190, Me 262 and the Bf109, an example of the latter being a nice K-4
reputably from JG 52.
Other machines to get a multiple mention include the Ju 88 (bomber and
night fighter versions), Do 335, Bf 110, and Ju 87.
One of the highlights of the book has to be the colour artwork. These
eight profiles by Terry Higgins replicate some of the aircraft presented
in the book and the standard is first class. Again it’s the fighters
that predominate and these will provide plenty of inspiration for
Continuing on from earlier books in the series “Wings of the Black
Cross” presents the reader with images not normally seem in main stream
The photographs are generally of aircraft found at the end of the war,
usually in a derelict or abandoned state. It’s these types of
photographs that can reveal aspects of an aircraft not normally visible
during wartime shots.
With two bonus colour photos on the rear cover, this volume will happily
sit in the library of ardent Luftwaffe fans.
Eagle Editions for
the review sample.
Wings of the Black Cross is
available direct from
Eagle Editions website or specialist bookstores
Review Copyright © 2007 by Rob Baumgartner
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24 December, 2007
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