German Luftwaffe Prototypes 1930-1945
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Many Luftwaffe aircraft remained in the design or prototype stage. With X-Planes, German aviation specialist Manfred Griehl has collected a selection of photographs of projects that never made it into battle.
Most photographs come from the development sites and testing grounds of Nazi Germany’s major manufacturers—Dornier, Junkers, Focke-Wulf, Heinkel—as well as such firms as Daimler-Benz, BMW and Siemens, which privately tested various systems. There are examples of Fw190s developed for the delivery of chemical and toxic weapons, the high altitude Junkers EF 61, the early prototype WNF 342 helicopter, as well as numerous examples of developmental jet fighters.
X-Planes is a fascinating look at the Luftwaffe that might have been.
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: Frontline Books ( July 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-635589
Product Dimensions: 6.75 x 9.25 inches
Product Weight: 33.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Mostly composed of prototypes and mockups featuring photos that I've never seen before in my 50 years of collecting books on the Luftwaffe. Fills a lot of blanks, and with his years of access to manufacturers files and industry veterans Manfred had to be the one to write it. If you're in the least interested in the WWII Luftwaffe this book belongs on your shelf. We're fortunate that the club has selected it for us.