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Luftwaffe Secret Projects - Strategic Bombers 1935 - 1945

Authors
Dieter Herwig and Heinz Rode

ME P1107
 

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In 1940 Goring was convinced that the Luftwaffe was invincible and no new aircraft designs were needed. The therefore decreed that only refinements of existing types would be permitted. The Battle of Britain and the experience on the Russian front changed this thinking dramatically and a period of great innovation began. Some amazing designs followed, many of which would not have looked out of place in the Cold War and beyond. This book is a detailed analysis of the Luftwaffe’s secret bomber projects from 1926 to the end of the war in 1945.

Not strictly speaking an art book as such, it has however approximately 100 excellent full colour illustrations by artist Heinz Rode. These are backed up with many three-view drawings and period photos.

Arado 234c

Arado 234c

Me P1108

Me P1108

After a Foreward by the authors and an invaluable Glossary of Terms, the book looks at each design in turn. The layout is broadly chronological but subdivided down into logical groupings such as Tactical Bomber Projects 1944-1945 and Strategic Long-Range Flying Boat Projects. An Appendix contains a detailed look at powerplants and weapons

Unfortunately no where in the book does it describe how the artist manages to create these superb paintings, many times from extremely sketchy original reference material. That aside this is an excellent book, highly recommended.

Arado E555-7

Arado E555-7

All images copyright the artist or publishers.

B&V P188

B&V P188

Heinkel Flying Wing

Heinkel Flying Wing

Ju287 variant

Ju287 variant

Contents

1

Foreword

10

Strategic VLR Reconnaissance

2

Acknowledgements

11

Target New York - Strategic Heavy/Long Range 1942-45

3

Introduction

12

Long Range Jet Bombers 1944-45

4

Glossary

13

Tactical Bomber Projects 1944-45

5

Notes

14

Strategic Long Range Flying Boat Projects

6

Heavy Bomber Development up to 1945

15

Allied War Booty

7

Bomber Projects of the Reichswehr

16

Appendix

8

Heavy Bomber Projects 1933 to 1937

17

Index

9

Prototypes and Projects - Bomber-B

 

 

Publishing Information - First Edition (hardback)

Publisher: Midland Publishing

ISBN: 1-85780-092-3 

Released: 1998

Size: 9 x 11 inches

Pages: 144

Colour images: 95

Availability

First edition:

Currently available in hardback although we are out of stock at this time.

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