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JG7_Rall
06-27-2005, 05:13 PM
I just ordered this on ebay. Can I expect good things? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Steven190
06-27-2005, 05:44 PM
What?

LStarosta
06-27-2005, 05:47 PM
He ordered it on Ebay. He wants to know if he can expect good things from it.


My translation may be a bit off, but I think I got most of it.

JG7_Rall
06-27-2005, 05:48 PM
It's a book.

I'm wondering if anyone else has read it?

JG7_Rall
06-27-2005, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
He ordered it on Ebay. He wants to know if he can expect good things from it.


My translation may be a bit off, but I think I got most of it.

I told you to stop using babblefish -- it mixes everything up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

TheCrux
06-27-2005, 05:55 PM
...Anyway.........

Yes, it's a very very interesting read. I got so into it I read the whole thing in two evenings.

JG7_Rall
06-27-2005, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by TheCrux:
...Anyway.........

Yes, it's a very very interesting read. I got so into it I read the whole thing in two evenings.

Thank you very much for your reply! I can't wait to get it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

carg0009
06-27-2005, 06:05 PM
Yes, its a great book. I picked it up a few years ago and read it all in a few days. You should like it if you like aviation in general.

BSS_Stretch

3.JG51_BigBear
06-27-2005, 06:14 PM
Definitely a quick read but really interesting since it follows the unit from the retaking of the Rhineland to the fall of the third reich. Its also cool to read about the elements of JG26 that fought on the Western Front, the Eastern Front, the Balkans, over Sicily, and North Africa.

CUJO_1970
06-27-2005, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by JG7_Rall:
It's a book.

I'm wondering if anyone else has read it?



I've read it from cover to cover a couple of times, and also used it as a reasearch tool with several other books.

My original copy fell apart I used it so much.

It is definitely one of the best unit histories ever written IMO.

If you have any questions until you get it, feel free to ask.

JG7_Rall
06-27-2005, 07:30 PM
Thanks Cujo for the much appreciated and warm-hearted reply. I can't wait to get it!

jarink
06-27-2005, 07:35 PM
Yes, yes, what the others have said! I have a copy and have read it through a few times.

It's most interesting to me in that it encapsulates the whole story of the Luftwaffe in a single unit history. Expectant and brilliant beginnings, through the stalemate of BoB, into the drudgery of '41-'43, the coming of the USAAF and the daylight bombers, the steady deterioration of the Jadgwaffe, Overlord and the final end.

You won't regret the purchase!

Hunde_3.JG51
06-27-2005, 07:39 PM
Very good book, with some very interesting comments about aircraft. Particularly about the 109K vs G-10, Dora vs. Tempest, etc. These are just short comments but there are a decent amount of them, and it is always good to hear from the people who were there. I reread it sometimes, but only the parts in quotes from actual pilots, which there are alot of. It also gives you an idea of how desperate and how poor the situation for the Luftwaffe was near the end of the war.

Enjoy.

JG7_Rall
06-27-2005, 07:48 PM
Even if it was a bad book, I wouldn't mind -- $6.60 on ebay http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm glad to hear I have a lot to look forward to however.

mmarsh
06-28-2005, 06:12 AM
I read it a few months ago, and yes its very good.

As already mentioned, my favorite part was an interview with a German Pilot (Peter Crump?) about how he preferred the G-10 to K-4 as a pure dogfighter.

The reason being that at high altitude in the K-4 he lost 'feel' of the aircraft, which caused several accidents as pilots lost all sence of direction.

altstiff
06-28-2005, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by JG7_Rall:
Even if it was a bad book, I wouldn't mind -- $6.60 on ebay http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm glad to hear I have a lot to look forward to however.

I too have read it and liked it but it was very dry, more like reading a log book than a story.

I never knew until I read this book that they were the ones who knocked down Doug Bader. Gallnd even went out of his way to meet Bader afterwards.

JG7_SITH
06-28-2005, 09:07 AM
Yes a very good book !