The author and illustrator wish to acknowledge frequent references to the published researches of Herr Karl Reis Jr., Gruppe 66, and J. Richard Smith, Esq., during the preparation of this text and illustrations. This book on the Camouflage and Markings of the Luftwaffe during the years 1935 to 1945 is the first in a serie of similar books within the AlRCAM SERIES. The second title will be the Regis Aeronautics and the Aviazione della Repubblica Sociale Italians covering the period 1923 to 1944.
|18,5 X 24,7 X 0,3 cm
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|AIRCAM AVIATION SERIES
|Osprey Publishing Limited, England
The most frequently encountered German words in the following pages will be Geschwader, Gruppe, and Staffel the basic tactical units of the Luftwaffe. The Geschwader, very roughly corresponding to the British "Wing", was prefixed by a term indicating its function : e.g., Jagdgeschwader, abbreviated to JG, may be translated as "Fighter Wing". A list of the most common abbreviations is given below. Each Geschwader was divided into a Staff flight and three or more Gruppen; each Gruppe was divided into a Staff flight and three or more Staffeln...
AIRCAM AVIATION SERIES LATE 1960S/EARLY 1970S
The Aircam Aviation Series Of Books Took A Largely Pictorial Look At Classic Military Aircraft Types, With Only A Short Narrative Text Serving As Introduction. A Companion Series Of Specials Portrayed The Camouflage And Markings Worn By Various Military Air Arms And Flying Units.
After 5-6 Pages Of Concise Text Introducing The Subject, The Remainder Of Each Book Comprised B+W Photographs, 8 Pages Of Colour Profile Artwork And 3-4 Pages Of Small Plan-View Tone Drawings, Showing The Upper And Lower Surfaces Of The Aircraft Illustrated In Colour. The Original Editions Of The First Few Titles Were Printed Entirely On Glossy Paper, But Later Titles And Reprints Appeared With Matt Paper For All Except The Colour Profiles. This Resulted In Rather Poor Reproduction Of Some Of The Photographs.
Subsequent Reviewers Have Cast Doubt On The Accuracy Of Some Of The Colour Profiles, But The Range Of Aircraft Chosen Is Still Impressive And The Colour Schemes Often Unusual. The High Prominence Given To Japanese Aircraft Was Very Unusual For The Late 1960s/Early 1970s. Text written by aeroflight