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lbhskier37
11-03-2006, 08:13 AM
Well its about Christmas and I am getting asked for ideas for myself. I would like to add to my book collection, and since Black Cross Red Star Vol. 3 won't be out in time for Christmas I need some ideas. I especially would like to get a book about the FW 190 as it is my favorite aircraft. Any good books from the Allied side would be interesting too.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Originally posted by SnapdLikeAMutha:
Hey LStarosta, what did you do all last summer again?
-I told you, I spent it on Forgotten Battles hunting Tiger tanks.
Did you shoot any?
-Yes like 50 of them. They kept trying to attack my Shermans. What the heck would you do in a situation like that?
What kind of gun did you use?
-A fricking .50 what do you think!

lbhskier37
11-03-2006, 08:13 AM
Well its about Christmas and I am getting asked for ideas for myself. I would like to add to my book collection, and since Black Cross Red Star Vol. 3 won't be out in time for Christmas I need some ideas. I especially would like to get a book about the FW 190 as it is my favorite aircraft. Any good books from the Allied side would be interesting too.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Originally posted by SnapdLikeAMutha:
Hey LStarosta, what did you do all last summer again?
-I told you, I spent it on Forgotten Battles hunting Tiger tanks.
Did you shoot any?
-Yes like 50 of them. They kept trying to attack my Shermans. What the heck would you do in a situation like that?
What kind of gun did you use?
-A fricking .50 what do you think!

ddsflyer
11-03-2006, 09:25 AM
Try the various "Aircraft of the Aces" series by Osprey Publishing.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
11-03-2006, 10:14 AM
http://www.schifferbooks.com/newschiffer/book_template.php?isbn=0764325248

lbhskier37
11-03-2006, 06:09 PM
I'll look at those, but bump for other book worms.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Originally posted by SnapdLikeAMutha:
Hey LStarosta, what did you do all last summer again?
-I told you, I spent it on Forgotten Battles hunting Tiger tanks.
Did you shoot any?
-Yes like 50 of them. They kept trying to attack my Shermans. What the heck would you do in a situation like that?
What kind of gun did you use?
-A fricking .50 what do you think!

boxmike
11-03-2006, 06:55 PM
Jens Nissen/Motorbuch Verlag: FW190 Im Detail, aka. rebuilding the 'Gelbe 11', II/JG1. Full of color pics of FW190 details. The book could help a big bit for modellbauern http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

'Die Grossen Luftschlachten des Zweiten Weltkriegs' from Kaiser Verlag. Name does not include PacWar and has little of East, only being about 190 jabo section.. Recommending for everyone. My favorite lavatory book but has it's Wurger sections http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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leitmotiv
11-03-2006, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the 190 tip, boxmike. I need an uber plan book for the 190A series.

leitmotiv
11-03-2006, 07:06 PM
By the way, ibhskier37, BLACK CROSS/RED STAR 3 is available. My copy arrived this morning!

Kettenhunde
11-03-2006, 07:57 PM
If you read German then this book is a must have on the FW190:

http://www.christian-schmidt-fachbuchhandlung.de/produc...449e42b0c9087632673c (http://www.christian-schmidt-fachbuchhandlung.de/product_info.php?cPath=21_87_8_69_134_71&products_id=2312&osCsid=79cd6f7ae946449e42b0c9087632673c)

Here is a great line up for the library too:

http://www.christian-schmidt-fachbuchhandlung.de/defaul...449e42b0c9087632673c (http://www.christian-schmidt-fachbuchhandlung.de/default.php?cPath=21_87_8_69_134_71&osCsid=79cd6f7ae946449e42b0c9087632673c)

All the best,

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leitmotiv
11-04-2006, 01:19 PM
Kettenhunde, I owe you one for the Christian-Schmidt tip and the Rodeike 190/152 buch---it looks fabulous. Just exactly what I needed!

leitmotiv
11-04-2006, 02:34 PM
Does the Rodeike book have plans?

Ruy Horta
11-04-2006, 04:20 PM
The Rodeike book has few detailed plans, but many drawings that point out the different subtypes.

However as a Fw 190 book there are no equals. It is a must have for the fan. That doesn't mean you won't find room for additional titles though, like Dietmar Hermann's excellent work on the Fw 190A, Fw 190D and Ta 152 (and even in booklet "high altitude" Fw 190A/B/C).

Between Rodeike and Hermann you'll have the type pretty well covered.

Note that Jerry Crandall of Eagle Editions is working on a new Fw 190 D book, and JaPo has published an excellent work on the Fw 190D somewhat deceptively called Fw 190D Camouflage & Markings Part 1 - soon to be followed by Part 2 btw).

JaPo books are always a joy, which finally brings me to their Fw 190F/G booklet, which is out of print, but if you can find it - get it.

There are more books of course, like those from Model Art and Aero Detail which cover the a/c in great detail.

Squadron/Signal always gives good value for money too.

But if you can handle German, just be certain to get the Rodeike, you won't be sorry.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
11-04-2006, 07:19 PM
I have Dietmar Hermann's volume on the 190A, marvelous. Never have been much of an enthusiast for the D or 152H, but the looks of the 152C have always excited me. Rodeike will be a definite. Thanks, RH.

Fantastic Ta 152C model:

http://ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2006/07/stuff_eng_dacoba_ta152.htm

gflinch
11-05-2006, 08:28 AM
Gotta question for you fw190 experts that has been bugging me. The headrest on the A8 is it red or brown or even black? Cannot find a difinitive answer on this. How much did this change from year/model and what was the reason for the red on some models anyhow?

Thanks
Greg

mandrill7
11-05-2006, 08:47 AM
Black Cross, Red Star is now out and available. See the announcement on thnis forum a few days ago.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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leitmotiv
11-05-2006, 09:43 AM
I am far from an expert, but my sources show the armor plate (not the pad) as being red on A series aircraft---perhaps to remind the pilot to watch his head when cranking shut the hood (Galland received a nasty crack on the head from the newly installed head armor on his 109).

rnzoli
11-05-2006, 10:38 AM
Luftwaffe Fighter Ace (Hardcover)
by Norbert Hannig, John Weal

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He claimed that he flew the 262 as well (but IIRC not in combat).
It's more of a story-telling, but nevertheless a pretty good read, I enjoyed it immensely.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Taylortony
11-05-2006, 10:44 AM
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Low_Flyer_MkVb
11-05-2006, 11:20 AM
Butcher Bird. The Focke - Wulf Fw190
by Edward Shacklady

A4 Hardback 243 pages plus prologue.

Published price 25 UK / $40 US.

Cerberus Publishing 2003 ISBN 1 84145 103 7

I quote from the dustjacket "The text covers the early years of the aircraft's design and development. It continues through the war years and describes the various variants that resulted from its original radial engine design.

There are approximately 225 photographs and line drawings that illustrate the Fw190 in all its variations and 24 pages of colour illustrations that show the various personal, squadron and camouflage designs utilised during the war."

I found it highly readable and informative, well illustrated and very nicely laid out.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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lbhskier37
12-28-2006, 02:56 PM
Well I got the Hermann book for Christmas and I love it. I was a bit disappointed that it only really goes up through the early models. Any other good text that covers the later A models and maybe development of the liquid cooled models? I can't read German so Rodeike's book is out.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Originally posted by SnapdLikeAMutha:
Hey LStarosta, what did you do all last summer again?
-I told you, I spent it on Forgotten Battles hunting Tiger tanks.
Did you shoot any?
-Yes like 50 of them. They kept trying to attack my Shermans. What the heck would you do in a situation like that?
What kind of gun did you use?
-A fricking .50 what do you think!

Ratsack
12-28-2006, 04:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by lbhskier37:
Well I got the Hermann book for Christmas and I love it. I was a bit disappointed that it only really goes up through the early models. Any other good text that covers the later A models and maybe development of the liquid cooled models? I can't read German so Rodeike's book is out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I feel your pain on Hermann's book. It's a great book with a lot of interesting stuff, but it is bloody annoying that it barely covers the A-3, and then starts talking about torpedo carriers.

It's actually the missing versions of the A series that I'm most interested in: A-4 through A-9.

I may just have to bite the bullet and get Roedicke, and start brushing up the mortal remains of my high school German.


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