Luftwaffe Fledglings, 1935-1945: Luftwaffe Training Units and Their Aircraft

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Hikoki, 1996 - History - 88 pages
9 x 9 92 pgs 100 b&w photos 20 pgs of color drawingsAlmost totally neglected by historians and enthusiasts, yet a fundamentally vital component of the Luftwaffe, the story of the aircrew training schools and units and their aircraft is told here for the first time in English. This book covers how they operated, where they operated and how, by mismanaging the training system, the Luftwaffe helped to destroy itself. Within Luftwaffe Fledglings' pages readers will find extracts from Luftwaffe pilot's logbooks; charts and tables listing unit histories, aircraft types used, locations, etc. Color paintings illustrate markings and camouflage schemes of nearly 60 different types of aircraft. The book also includes several rare aircraft types in 1/72nd scale three-views, complete with cockpit interiors, all in full color. Also includes 99 training unit badges shown in full color.

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Barry Ketley is the author of French Aces of World War 2 (978-1-8553-2898-3) and Luftwaffe Emblems (978-0-9554-2683-4).

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