Today I received your new book. I highly
recommended for all Luftwaffe fans. As always, a perfect work,
many new profiles, well-known and lesser-known aircraft. For
the first time I see a correctly reproduced profile Me-262A-1a
flown by Heinz Arnold. This A/C is probably the only Schwalbe
with a kill marking. Absolutely great is the Fw-190A-7 flown
by Klaus Dietrich with remarkable kill marking on rudder. Each
profile is a "feast" for my eyes. I'm already looking
forward to your other books. Best regards.
I was looking forward to this publication
and I'm excited. Gradually, I also buy older issues. His research
and interpretation of camouflages are very useful for my models.
I like it. You must have. Thank you Claes
Claes Sundin's latest profile book
arrived today and it certainly lives up to my expectations. I
have all of his Luftwaffe profile books and this is a welcome
addition. Luftwaffe Fighter Aircraft Profile Book No. 10 contains
130 profiles spanning the time from 1939 to 1945. I have been
a Luftwaffe researcher for almost 60 years and some of these
profiles are certainly new to me while others are a welcome clear
interpretation of a low-quality photo. Each profile is accompanied
by a very informative caption and history of the unit or pilot.
I eagerly await the publication of Books Number 11 and 12 to
be publish later this year and early next.
Book No. 10 illustrates how Jagdwaffe
and its fighter planes evolves thru out war. Pilots who survived
changed as a person, fighter planes get faster and deadlier as
time progressed and camouflage and markings varied thru seasons,
theatre of war and war situations. Book 10 has a good mixture
planes of the ace pilots and rank and file soldiers. Real interesting
captions. New thing was RLM color information for many of the
profiles. I find it very useful reference for my future plastic
model making. Visual and colorful book. Best aviation book 2021
I was overjoyed to see your book in
the mail today. I can't tell you how simply stunning these new/older
profiles are in Book 10. The extensive stories behind each profile
must have taken an enormous amount of time too compile. Serious
efforts behind each profile. The amount of detail on some of
the updated profiles and obviously the newest profiles, I have
never seen this sort of detail ever provided like this until
now. The people buying your profile book #10 will be greatly
satisfied for doing so. I'm already looking forward to volumes
#11 and #12 however, I still have many more hours, days and weeks
to finish what Im reading and looking at now! Congratulations
on this newest profile book number 10! Brilliant efforts all
the way around and for sure your best efforts to date.
Just the new profile book on my hands,
as usually excellent service. And also as usually each book is
improving over the previous ones, the selection of the profiles,
the artwork and the captions are excellent and as a modeler at
1/72 scale is always a "problem" as all books are excellent
sources of new material to do several models. I don't now really
which is the limit on the quality on your work, just waiting
for the next ones.
This is the 15th book of profiles by Claes Sundin which I have purchased: 12 of aircraft and 3 of German armor. I am always excited for each new volume to see what he has come up with, and once again, he did not disappoint! This is another collection of outstanding profiles, all of which are extremely sharp and detailed. Many unit emblems, along with personal and victory markings are provided in larger detail, several of which I have not seen before. The aircraft camouflage schemes are incredible, and some of them are definitely atypical. For each profile there is information about the plane and pilot, and this is an area where Claes continues to improve as he keeps providing more details. A fantastic book once again and I am eagerly awaiting the next one! Cheers!..... Marc / USA
Now you have surpassed yourself, Your
book number 10 is super ...The binding and paper are as usual,
first class. I especially like your background on the cover with
"lacquered sheet metal in RLM 78 and RLM 79 color that has
partially released in the joints". The chapter on Jagdwaffe
is very good, describes for us how it was in Luftwaffe and how
the young pilots experienced it. And yes, the aircraft profiles
are just wonderful, although we are the ones spoiled with .....
we who may have had the privilege of buying your previous books.
What pleases me most are your descriptions, both of the pilots
who flew the current plane and the time in question, and the
situation at the various war scenes where they were when it happened.
And you have selected many pilots who are not so famous or aces
at the beginning of the "career". You give a picture
in your descriptions, that there were very many pilots who did
not get to experience when the war ended, and not just of the
aces that we have mostly read and heard about. I understand that
you have put a lot of time and effort, and research to be able
to give us a complete picture of the aircraft as it was and looked
at a certain time. Thanks Claes. now I look forward to the next
This new book (profile book 10) is
another superb work of Claes. Again, you can enjoy every page
of the book. All profiles are accompanied by very complete captions
that in themselves could be another book. I can't choose a profile
because they are all superb. Every new book from Claes (although
it is difficult) it is a little better than the previous one
and the profiles are really "top". Indeed for me Claes
draws the best aircraft and tanks profiles I have ever seen.
So, kudos Claes. You did it again. Waiting for the next ones.
Highly recommended ! i have collect
all Claes works and the 10th book of Aircraft Profiles is in
my opinion the best of the series. Unusual and rare subjects,
serious and strict historical research, exact camouflages and
wonderfully printed. A real must for the modeller and the aviation
enthusiast. Once more i look forward the next one !!
I have to admit that Claes has outdone
himself again! Starting with his biography and foreword it goes
on with different aspects of Luftwaffe pilots up to a color table
and size comparison. This is followed by 130 profiles of Luftwaffe
fighters from the beginning to the end. The quality of the drawings
is excellent, even the smallest details are clearly visible and
interesting excerpts are larger again at the top. The color shading
of the different types is very well implemented, as is the weathering
and signs of wear. With this quality and level of detail, it
comes, in my opinion, very close to reality. Certainly there
will be discussions about the colors but that is to be expected.
There is a detailed and very well researched description for
each profile. Also the workmanship and quality of paper is excellent.
Clearly a book that should not be missing in any collection of
model makers and enthusiasts! I'm very excited about the following
I have received the book today, thanks
for this magnificent book again, the artwork are stunning good
you are so closely to the perfection en the subjects are always
one big surprise, i can not wait for the next profile books to
come n° 11 + 12.
I have just received Profile Book
No. 10. In the foreword Claes Sundin states that this book is
his best work to date. It is difficult not to agree. After an
introduction of the Jagdwaffe pilots and a brief overview of
RLM colors, there are 130 outstanding profiles of Luftwaffe fighter
aircraft from 1937 and onwards to 1945 accompanied by informative
texts. The quality is simply astonishing. Most likely there will
be some discussions on individual profiles the JG 54 greens
and browns, for example, remain something of a mystery
but the overral quality is unsurpassed. Personal favorites are
Emil Lang´s FW 190 A-6 ("backdated" to an A-5
through the removal of the outer cannons) and Walter Oesau´s
Bf 109 G-6/AS. A must have for all aircraft enthusiasts! I am
already looking forward to Profile Books No:s 11 and 12.
I am very pleased with Profile Book
No. 10. Claes has once again surpassed himself with 130 perfect
profiles with exhaustive text. I would like to pay special attention
to the "weathering" of the very carefully executed
profiles as well as the reproduction of the different shades
of the camouflage colors. Very impressive! It should also be
added that binding, printing and paper are of the highest class.
I really recommend the book.
The new book arrived today in perfect
condition. Like for the previous books, I find the choice of
subjects excellent and the extensive captions very informative
and useful. Most impressive, though, is the fact that the quality
of the artwork has again been raised and the profiles are truly
stunning! The attention to even the tiniest detail of the airframe
itself or its painting is unsurpassed by any other artist in
the field. The aircraft's appearance looks to me exactly as what
the real thing would have looked like in the field, given all
the wear and tear, weathering influence, repairs and so on. I
can only describe this as perfect photo realism what you achieved
there!!! As to the actual or 'correct' color shades we will in
my opinion never know in many cases what they were really like
either before or after application to the aircraft. I find
this issue is somewhat overweighted sometimes.
Claes Sundin has done it again with
his 10th Profile Book. 130 stunning new profiles of Luftwaffe
fighter aircraft. Well researched with informative texts on each
profile. 136 pages in beautiful color on the best paper that
there is. Strongly recommended!