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This hard cover book contains 124 extraordinary color profiles, portraying examples of nearly all types of single-seated fighter aircraft used operationally by the Luftwaffe from the beginning to the end of the war.

All of the highly detailed profiles represent aircraft flown by German aces, some of the most famous and successful as well as those of lesser known.

The book contains 124 original photos and over 100 color illustrations of Luftwaffe unit markings, uniform insignia, camouflage colors, unit code styles, killmarkings and related features which heighten the reader's appreciation of the aircraft profiles and provides a useful reference for modelers.

In addition, this book presents a complete table displaying an assessment of the true results of aerial combat in the European and Mediterranean theatres, year by year, from 1939 to 1945 inclusive.

A comprehensive list of valuable references is also included for the reader to consult on a wide range of Luftwaffe subjects.

Every profile is accompanied by a commentary written by Christer Bergström, one of Europe's foremost authorities on WW II Luftwaffe history. These are not the standard, oft-published comments that reveal little new information on the subjects. Instead, Bergström goes much deeper and, for the first time from the perspective of a neutral country, provides new insights on the pilots and their aircraft.

We believe that this book will serve as the perfect introduction to the evolution of the camouflage and markings of the Luftwaffe fighters in WW II for modelers and enthusiasts alike. At the same time, it will be highly appealing to those aviation connoisseurs who desire new information and a different perspective of a well-studied subject.



© Claes Sundin 2002