This magnificent book, which contains plenty of paintings, sketches and detailed texts, is about the aircraft used by the Luftwaffe since the First World War until the 1980's.
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||Michael Turner and ’ Frank ’ Mason
Famous aircraft, some simply workmanlike, some verging on the bizarre, many of them advanced in their technical aspects, are the eart of this book. In his aviation paintings, Michael Turner brings together technical accuracy with a keen observation of mood and situation, and in Luftwaffe Aircraft his work is complemented by an informed and sympathetic commentary by leading aviation historian ’ Frank ’ Mason. This unique book brings together a new collection of original artwork - most of the paintings are published for the first time in Luftwaffe Aircraft - and an enlightened text to fascinate historical aircraft enthusiasts.
Michael Turner ( 1934 ) was born and raised within the suburbs of Harrow, Middlesex ( England, Great Britain ). During the Second World War, he became interested in aviation and aeroplanes of the Royal Air Force and drew aircraft in his school exercise books which infuriated his teachers. After the war, he developed an interest in motoring and motorsport when during his family holiday to the Isle of Man in 1947, they attended the British Empire Trophy Race.
After leaving school, Michael Turner attended an art college, followed by national service with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for two years. His first job after national service was with a London advertising studio and he turned freelance in 1957. His artworks was shown regularly on the wall of the renowned Steering Wheel Club in London and many of these illustrations appeared on magazine and book covers. He is a founder member of The Guild of Aviation Artists, of which he has been Chairman on two occasions and is currently President, and is also a Honorary Fellow of the Guild of Motoring Artists.
Michael Turner counts racing drivers, teams, sponsors, pilots, motor and aircraft manufacturers, R.A.F. and Army messes, museums and private collections as his client lists and has hosted a number of solo shows all over the world, plus other specialist shows. Here are some of his published works : La vie d’un mécanicien ( with Melville Wallace, 1979 ), Formula One : The Cars and the Drivers ( with Nigel Roebuck, 1983 ), Royal Air Force : The Aircraft in Service since 1918 ( 1981 ) and Drawing and Painting Racing Cars ( 1999 ).
Francis K. ’ Frank ’ Mason ( September 4th, 1928 - August 31st, 2010 ) was a leading aviation writer. A one - time R.A.F. night fighter and a past member of the Hawker Aircraft project staff under Sydney Camm, he had also been a publisher and is the author of numerous aviation books, such as The Hawker Hurricane ( 1962 ), German Warplanes of World War II ( 1983 ), Hawker Hunter : Biography of a thoroughbred ( 1985 ) and Hawker Aircraft since 1920 ( 1991 ). Francis K. Mason described himself as an archivist and historian.
( sources : Wikipedia, The Aviation Forum, BookFinder.com, amazon )