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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 02:56 AM
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"Focke-Wulf Fw 190A: An Illustrated History of the Luftwaffe's Legendary Fighter Aircraft"
Dietmar Hermann
& Ulrich Leverenz & Eberhard Weber

This book deals with the development history and testing of this fighter aircraft and production of the early variants of the Fw 190 A. An interesting comparison between the Bf 109 and the Fw 190 shows the strengths and weaknesses of the two aircraft, and authentic reports by former test pilots of Focke-Wulf and the Rechlin Test Station document the aircraft's performance. Also covered are the later torpedo-carrier and reconnaissance versions of the Fw 190. Together with the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 formed the standard equipment of the German fighter arm in the Second World War and today is considered one of the most capable fighters of that period. Initial flight trials in 1939 revealed a number of shortcomings, nevertheless the basic concept of the Fw 190 proved extremely successful. In contrast to the Bf 109, which was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-vee engine, in developing the Fw 190 Prof. Kurt Tank selected the BMW 801, an air-cooled radial engine that was less sensitive to battle damage. The broad-track undercarriage also gave the Focke-Wulf fighter much superior takeoff and landing characteristics. The Fw 190 entered quantity production by Focke-Wulf and license manufacturers Fieseler, AGO and Arado in 1941. It proved an immediate success in combat operations in 1942, proving itself superior to the Spitfire in some respects. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings, many of which have not been published before, this book provides both aircraft enthusiasts and modelers with a wealth of information, and fills a gap in the history of aircraft design in Germany.



I've got Hermann's books on the Ta-152 and Dora-9. This guy knows what he is talking about. I guarantee, it will be of the highest quality, sight-unseen!




Regards,

SkyChimp

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Message Edited on 11/10/0305:03AM by SkyChimp

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 02:56 AM
http://www.schifferbooks.com/military/luftwaffe/images/076431940x.gif
http://www.schifferbooks.com/military/luftwaffe/images/076431940xa.gif

http://www.schifferbooks.com/military/luftwaffe/images/076431940xb.gif

http://www.schifferbooks.com/military/luftwaffe/images/076431940xc.gif



"Focke-Wulf Fw 190A: An Illustrated History of the Luftwaffe's Legendary Fighter Aircraft"
Dietmar Hermann
& Ulrich Leverenz & Eberhard Weber

This book deals with the development history and testing of this fighter aircraft and production of the early variants of the Fw 190 A. An interesting comparison between the Bf 109 and the Fw 190 shows the strengths and weaknesses of the two aircraft, and authentic reports by former test pilots of Focke-Wulf and the Rechlin Test Station document the aircraft's performance. Also covered are the later torpedo-carrier and reconnaissance versions of the Fw 190. Together with the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 formed the standard equipment of the German fighter arm in the Second World War and today is considered one of the most capable fighters of that period. Initial flight trials in 1939 revealed a number of shortcomings, nevertheless the basic concept of the Fw 190 proved extremely successful. In contrast to the Bf 109, which was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-vee engine, in developing the Fw 190 Prof. Kurt Tank selected the BMW 801, an air-cooled radial engine that was less sensitive to battle damage. The broad-track undercarriage also gave the Focke-Wulf fighter much superior takeoff and landing characteristics. The Fw 190 entered quantity production by Focke-Wulf and license manufacturers Fieseler, AGO and Arado in 1941. It proved an immediate success in combat operations in 1942, proving itself superior to the Spitfire in some respects. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings, many of which have not been published before, this book provides both aircraft enthusiasts and modelers with a wealth of information, and fills a gap in the history of aircraft design in Germany.



I've got Hermann's books on the Ta-152 and Dora-9. This guy knows what he is talking about. I guarantee, it will be of the highest quality, sight-unseen!




Regards,

SkyChimp

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Message Edited on 11/10/0305:03AM by SkyChimp

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 03:04 AM
I just ordered it yesterday, that D9 book was one of the best WWII airplane technical books I've read.

DangerForward

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 03:08 AM
I'll check it out next week. I've already got that American Jabo book I saw reserved, I may just buy this one, too. Hermann does excellent work.

If you don't have his Ta-152 book, it's worth getting.

Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 03:13 AM
SkyChimp wrote:
- If you don't have his Ta-152 book, it's worth
- getting.
-

I've got that one too, Schiffer really has my number now. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I'm currently reading the "Black Sunday" book about the raid on Ploesti. Made me wish we had the B24 in the game.

Danger Forward

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 03:15 AM
DangerForward wrote:

- I've got that one too, Schiffer really has my number
- now.

Likewise. They ought to give us this one for free!

Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 03:20 AM
SkyChimp wrote:
-
- DangerForward wrote:
-
-- I've got that one too, Schiffer really has my number
-- now.
-
- Likewise. They ought to give us this one for free!
-
- Regards,
-
- SkyChimp
-

Or atleast a hat!

DangerForward

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 03:44 AM
lol

Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 04:43 AM
Where to buy?
(My favorite bird of course)

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 05:05 AM
Of course you can get it from Schiffer, but I recommend my friends Bill and Barbara at:

http://www.aeroplanebooks.com/

I'm not sure if they have it yet. I sen them an e-mail, we'll see.

Regards,

SkyChimp

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 05:57 AM
Schiffer has a deal right now through their online store allowing you to get the new 190A book and Hermann's "Long Nose" book together for 20% off and free shipping. Got the flyer in the mail couple of days ago.

--AKD

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XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 06:24 AM
A.K.Davis wrote:
- Schiffer has a deal right now through their online
- store allowing you to get the new 190A book and
- Hermann's "Long Nose" book together for 20% off and
- free shipping. Got the flyer in the mail couple of
- days ago.
-

yea, I recieved the flyer also, but I already have the long nose book /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 11:29 AM
thnx for the tip

XyZspineZyX
11-10-2003, 12:32 PM
Not exactly a bargain price for 224 pages and 340 pics.
I would be interested in how it compares to "Focke-Wulf Jagdflugzeug - FW 190A, FW 190 "Dora", Ta 152H" by Peter Rodeike, which is already part of my collection.

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