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Specifications (Me 262 ): Engines: Two 1,984-pound thrust Junkers  Jumo 004B-1/-2/-3 turbojets; The Me-262's Weight: Empty is 8,378 lbs.  The Me-262's Max Takeoff weight is 14,110 lbs.; Wing Span: 40ft. 11.5in.; Length: 34ft. 9.5in.;Height: 12ft. 7in.;Performance: Maximum Speed: 540 mph; Ceiling: 37,565 ft.; Range: 652 miles; Armament: This ME-262 German Jet Fighter had Four 30-mm MK 108 cannon in nose  The total Number of Me 262's built is 1,433.  The scale model airplanes are of the Me-262 German fighter jets.     There are many versions of this plane, these specs cover only one version.   These Die Cast Military Airplane models show the history of the technology and the pilots.  These model airplanes are highly detailed replica models of the airplanes flown by the real pilots and markings of the German World War 2 fighter squadrons.. 

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Me 262 UnitsMe 262 Units
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Murawski. This heavily illustrated book examines the contributions of the Luftwaffe units - including Einsatzkommando Schenk, KG 51, 10./NJG 11, JV 44 and others - that flew the Me 262, the world's first operational jet fighter. Includes a color photo walk-around of the Me 262 at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and a full-color decal sheet with 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale markings. English and Polish text. 104 pages, B&W and color photographs and color profiles, 6½"x 9¼", softcover.
#0030308
Price: $22.95
Messerschmitt Me 262 in Defense of the Third Reich

Messerschmitt Me 262 in Defense of the Third Reich
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Murawski. This heavily illustrated book examines the design and development of the first operational jet fighter - the Me 262 - and its contributions to the defense of Germany. You'll enjoy 26 color walk-around photographs, eight pages of 1/72 scale drawings showing all production variants, eight color profiles, and, as an added bonus, free masks and decals in 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scales. 76 pages, B&W and color photographs and illustrations, 8¼"x 11", softcover.
#0030268
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Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe Volume 1Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe Volume 1
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Murawski & Ry?. Filled with rare archival images and new computer-generated 3D illustrations, this volume analyzes the Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe - which, in 1944, became the Luftwaffe's landmark twin-turbojet fighter and the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft - from its design and development to its jet propulsion system. You even get 1/48 scale illustrations pinpointing external changes between the Me 262A and Me 262B and their subvariants! 96 pages, 46 B&W photographs, 75+ 3D color illustrations, 8¼"x 11¾", softcover.
#0030331
Price: $19.95
Me 262 Volume OneMe 262 Volume One
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Smith & Creek. This first volume of a remarkable four-volume series is an exhaustive study of the world's first operational military jet aircraft.

This book presents a portrait of Willly Messerschmitt and the full story of the concept, design, troubled development and contested deployment of this enigmatic war machine, from its evolution to its eventual appearance with the Luftwaffe's first operational jet trials units.

Drawing on 30 years of research, interviews and official documents, this volume contains 224 pgs., 300+ B&W and color photos, technical drawings, maps and more. 8¾"x 11¾", hardcover.
#0011102
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Me 262 Volume TwoMe 262 Volume Two
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Smith & Creek. This book examines the impact the Me 262 made on the air war following its 1944 debut. Also includes an in-depth look at the ingenious and formidable weapons systems designed for the aircraft, the BMW-engined and heavily armed and armored variants, and the projected rocket-powered interceptor.

Drawing on 30 years of research, interviews and official documents, this volume contains 224 pages, 300+ B&W and color photographs, technical drawings, maps and more. 8¾"x 11¾", hardcover.
#0011103
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Me 262 Volume Three
Me 262 Volume Three
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Smith & Creek. This first volume of a remarkable four-volume series is an exhaustive study of the world's first operational military jet aircraft.

This book covers the night war waged by the Me 262 against the threat of the British Mosquito over Berlin in 1945 and also includes a day-by-day account of the Me 262's role in the daylight defense of the Third Reich.

Drawing on 30 years of research, interviews and official documents, this volume contains 224 pgs., 300+ B&W and color photos, technical drawings, maps and more. 8¾"x 11¾", hardcover.
#0011104
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Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe Volume 2

Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe Volume 2
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Murawski & Ry?. Filled with rare archival images and new computer-generated 3D illustrations, this volume examines the operational history of the Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe. You'll read about combat tactics, the experiences of those who flew it into battle, and much more. You even get 29 color walk around photographs of a restored Me 262B-1A! 100 pages, 54 B&W photographs, 50 3D color illustrations, 8¼"x 11¾", softcover.
#0030332
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Messerschmitt Me 262 Walk AroundMesserschmitt Me 262 Walk Around
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Stapfer. Perhaps the most formidable combat aircraft of World War II, the twin-engine Me 262 was the world's first jet-powered aircraft to enter frontline service, performing not only as an air superiority fighter but also as a fighter-bomber, trainer, and night fighter for Germany's Luftwaffe. Here, you'll get an up-close look at the groundbreaking aircraft through more than 150 color and B&W photographs of the plane and its systems, engineering drawings, 12 color profiles and more. 80 pages, 11"x 8¼", softcover.
#0030211     Price: $18.95
Messerschmitt Me 262 in Action

Messerschmitt Me 262 in Action
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Stapfer. This heavily illustrated book examines the development and production of World War II Germany's Me 262 - the world's first operational jet fighter - in detail, from its Jumo 004 turbojets and innovative swept wings to its deadly armament. You'll even see the plane in operational service, where it was hampered by an unreliable power plant and a weak undercarriage. 52 pages; 100 B&W photographs, 12 color profiles, and detailed line drawings; 11"x 8¼"; softcover.                    #0030261            Price: $14.95

Project 262
Project 262
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The Test Pilot's Journal.
Czaia. This lavishly illustrated book presents a firsthand account of the development, construction and test-flying of Me 262 replicas. The book is signed by the author (the Me 262 Project's test pilot) and even comes with a 45-minute DVD documenting the manufacture and test flights - through incredible in-cockpit and air-to-air sequences - of the jet-powered aircraft. 224 pages, 150 color photographs, 9¼"x 12", hardcover.
#0049601

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Messerschmitt Me 262 and Its Variants

Messerschmitt Me 262 and Its Variants
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Griehl. This book presents a concise history of the Messerschmitt Me 262 - the world's first operational jet-powered fighter - in all its variants. You get rare wartime photographs, detailed line drawings, a wealth of color profiles, and more. 50 pages, 130+ B&W and color photographs and illustrations, 8½"x 11", softcover.
#0021184
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Messerschmitt Me 262
Messerschmitt Me 262
Pictorial and Design Study
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A Pictorial and Design Study Including the Pilot Handbook Flight evaluation, mechanical breakdown and systems drawings, 12 full pages of photos of captured Me 262s and a reprint of the pilot’s handbook written by USAAF test pilots. 60 pgs., 8½"x 11", sfbd.
#0001419

Price: $11.95
Combat Aircraft Vol. 83:Combat Aircraft Vol. 83:
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Me 262 Bomber and Reconnaissance Units
Forsyth & Creek. This heavily illustrated volume examines the Luftwaffe's use - at Hitler's personal insistence - of the Me 262 as a bomber and recon aircraft. You'll learn about how and why Hitler created the tactic, the hit-and-run strikes on RAF airfields and other targets, high-speed intelligence gathering missions, and more. 96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, performance and specifications tables, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
#0015096
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Messerschmitt Me 262

Messerschmitt Me 262

Luftwaffe Profile Vol. 1
Softbound Book
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Griehl. Heavily illustrated volume on the development, deployment and service of the Me 262. Includes beautiful 3-page fold-out of color profiles and cutaway diagrams, along with 95 photos and 3-view drawings. 49 pgs., 8½"x 11", sfbd.
#0003712

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The Me 262 Stormbird StoryThe Me 262 Stormbird Story
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Christopher. When Germany introduced the Me 262 into frontline service in July, 1944, many observers thought the world's first operational turbojet fighter could turn the tide of World War II. This book tells the fascinating story of the iconic Me 262's development and service and of the influence it had on the advancement of jet aircraft after the war. 128 pages, 50 color and 50 B&W photographs, 7½"x 5", hardcover.
#0029928

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Messerschmitt Me 262 Vol. 1Messerschmitt Me 262 Vol. 1
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Variations, Proposed Versions & Project Designs Series. Myhra. This heavily illustrated first volume in an exciting new series on the Me 262 presents the legendary jet fighter in its early concept and wind tunnel designs. Includes all of the Me 262 "Versuch," or research design prototypes, and the pre-production "Serein," or S-type flight test machines. 200 pgs., 400+ B&W photos, drawings and charts. 11"x 8½", hdbd.      #0021020    Price: $39.95
Messerschmitt Me 262 Vol. 2Messerschmitt Me 262 Vol. 2
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Variations, Proposed Versions & Project Designs Series Me 262A-1a. Myhra. This new book is the second of a multi-volume series covering the complete history of Germany's legendary World War II jet fighter. Featured in this volume is the Me 262A-1a, the standard fighter variant. You'll see its development, testing and service in this heavily illustrated examination. 256 pgs., 400+ B&W photos, drawings and charts. 11"x 8 ½", hdbd.
#0021023     Price: $39.95
Luftwaffe Fighter Aircraft in ProfileLuftwaffe Fighter Aircraft in Profile
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Sundin & Bergstrom. Superb study for historian or model maker. 124 color profiles of the great ones. Bf 109s, Fw 190s, Me 262, He 162, etc. War era photos, camouflage and color schemes, personal markings of the aces from all fronts. 160 pgs., 11"x 8½", hdbd.
#0002587         Price: $34.95
Messerschmitt Me 262Messerschmitt Me 262
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Variations, Proposed Versions & Project Designs Series Me 262 A-1a Jabo through A-5a. Myhra. This newest volume in the exhaustive study of the Me 262 covers the "A" series types from the A-1a Jabo through the A-5 including bomber, reconnaissance, night fighter and other variants. 200 pages, 400+ B&W photographs, drawings and charts. 11"x 8½", hardcover.
#0021034            Price: $39.95
Messerschmitt Me 262
Messerschmitt Me 262
Arrow to the Future
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Walter J. Boyne. The author throws new light on the world’s first operational jet fighter by interviewing directly those men involved in the design, production and operation of the aircraft. He details the capture and testing of the Me 262 by the Allies and he documents the dedicated restoration of the Smithsonian’s Me 262. Beautifully illustrated with super photos, three-views, cutaways and color cockpit views. 192 pgs., 136 photos, 8½"x 11", sfbd.
#0001692

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JG 7

JG 7
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The World’s First Jet Fighter Unit
Boehme. Equipped with the Me 262, this unit brought the jet age into combat. Experience the highs and lows associated with the introduction of such a radical new design. Though flying a technologically superior airplane, the unit was overwhelmed by the numbers of allied adversaries and a dwindling supply of oil and gasoline. 168 photographs, 280 pages, 6"x 9", hardcover.
#0003379

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Jagdverband 44
Jagdverband 44
Aviation Elite Units Volume 27
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Squadron of Experten
Forsyth. Through firsthand accounts from pilots and detailed color profiles, this book presents the history of Jagdverband 44 - a small Luftwaffe fighter unit formed in February, 1945, with top aces chosen by unit commander Adolf Galland - and the dramatic impact the Me 262 had during 1944-45's bitter struggles in defense of the Reich. 128 pages, B&W photographs and color profiles, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
#0015449

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Hitler's Jet Plane
Hitler's Jet Plane
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The Me 262 Story
Ziegler. This is the full story of the world's first operational military jet, written by a pilot heavily involved in its design and testing. Why wasn't the Me 262 the unparalleled success that Goering claimed it would be, and what role did Hitler play in its ultimate failure? Could the Me 262 have broken Allied supremacy in the air? These and many other questions are finally answered in this compelling new book. 206 pages, 36 B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
#0019131

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Messerschmitt Me 262

Messerschmitt Me 262
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The Production Log 1941-1945
O'Connell. This essential reference on the world's first operational jet fighter, the Me 262, summarizes every identified Me 262 - approximately 1200 in all! You get a list of aircraft sorted by Werknummer (Works Number) - from prototypes and test aircraft to all variants of operational machines - together with known pilots, assigned units and recorded flights. Where possible, each individual aircraft is also accompanied by notes on its fate and by a photograph. 224 pages, approximately 300 B&W photographs, 9"x 12", softcover.
#0011227

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The Me 262 Stormbird

The Me 262 Stormbird
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From the Pilots Who Flew, Fought, and Survived It
Heaton. Told largely by the aces who flew and fought in it, this is the story of the Me 262 Stormbird - the world's first jet-powered aircraft - from its conception in 1939 through the political and technological problems that delayed its introduction until 1944 and the immediate success that Luftwaffe pilots achieved when they finally did debut it in combat. 336 pages, 46 B&W photographs, 5¾"x 8¾", hardcover.
#0019274

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Stormbird Colors

Stormbird Colors
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Construction, Camouflage and Markings of the Me 262. Green & Evens. The history, camouflage and markings of the Me 262 is described with the assistance of 40 WWII period photos, scale drawings, and excerpts from an original Me 262 engineering handbook. The Jumo 004 turbojet engine is also placed in its historical context as both a crucial asset and disappointing liability for the Stormbird. A full color photo essay of "Black X", werknummer 500200 is outlined together with a history of its pilot and its service with II./KG 51. "Black X" is the last remaining complete Me 262 bomber, now housed in Australia. This fascinating Stormbird was repainted in the 1950s but its original wartime paintwork was partially exposed by research in the early 1980s. Important elements of "Black X", including the cannon bay and fuselage interior are in extraordinarily good condition. Includes many color photographs to highlight construction and camouflage aspects of this significant aircraft. The late-war camouflage on "Black X" is comprehensively discussed and cross-referenced against reliable sources of RLM colors and Federal Standard samples. All new color profiles plus a summary of the special markings applied to the Stormbird are included along with tactical and unit markings presented in full color. 90 pgs. including 16 color pages, 8½"x 11", sfbd.
#0005739          Price: $29.95
Secret Messerschmitt Projects

Secret Messerschmitt Projects
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Radinger & Schick. Portrays the P1101 swept-wing jet fighter that succeeded the Me 262. Information on this unique craft was not available until now. Complete facts and figures, development data and photos, plus comparisons with other Luftwaffe fighters. 200 photos, 208 pgs., 8½"x 11", hdbd.
#0001670

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Defeat in the West, 1943-1945Defeat in the West, 1943-1945
Luftwaffe at War Series Vol. 6
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Spick. This photo-essay, one of a 21-volume series, covers every aspect of the Luftwaffe in World War II, examining the men and the aircraft they flew as it charts the rise and fall of this mighty force. This softbound, 72 pg. volume contains 105 B&W photos along with 8 pages of color and measures 7"x 10".

In 1943, with increasingly effective USAAF and RAF bombing raids against Germany taking their toll on the German war effort, the Luftwaffe was forced to direct its scarce resources at the Western Front and to keep its attention there for the next two years.

With over 100 rare photographs, this book shows the fighters that were pulled out of Norway, the Balkans, Russia and Italy, the fighter-bombers and bombers sent to attack British targets, the planes that launched the V-1 bombs, and the first jet and rocket-powered aircraft introduced at the end of the war. From the conventional Bf 109 and Fw 190 to the unusual and unique aircraft introduced into service in the dying days of the war, such as the Ar 234 jet, the Ju 287 bomber and the Me 262 and He 162, the full range of Luftwaffe types is illustrated and analysed in vivid and absorbing detail.   #0040112      Price: $14.95
German Jets

German Jets
Luftwaffe at War Series Vol. 10
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1944-1945. Griehl. This photo-essay, one of a 21-volume series, covers every aspect of the Luftwaffe in World War II, examining the men and the aircraft they flew as it charts the rise and fall of this mighty force. This softbound, 72 pg. volume contains 102 B&W photos along with 8 pages of color and measures 7"x 10".

As the course of the war turned against the Third Reich, the sudden appearance of jet-propelled aircraft marked the advent of Germany's last hope in the bitter struggle for the control of the skies. Yet, despite some early success, and initial Allied shock, most German jets were destined for a short but violent life in the face of Allied air superiority, or remained prototypes and the Führer's pipe dream.

This volume portrays the rise of the jet fighters and fighter-bombers and vividly captures the wartime career of Germany's wonder weapons. With more than one hundred rare images, this comprehensive study examines the jets' appearance and markings and the pilots who flew and tested the aircraft. Such celebrated aircraft as the Me 262 and Ar 234 sit side by side with lesser known types including the He 162, Ho 229 V5 and H IX and serve as testament to Germany's technological ingenuity in the face of bombing, shortages and defeat.    #0019111      Price: $14.95
German Rocket PlanesGerman Rocket Planes
Luftwaffe at War Series Vol. 14
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Griehl. This photo-essay, one of a 21-volume series, covers every aspect of the Luftwaffe in World War II, examining the men and the aircraft they flew as it charts the rise and fall of this mighty force. This softbound, 72 pg. volume contains 106 B&W photos along with 8 pages of color and measures 7"x 10".

As the Allies intensified their bombing of the Third Reich, the Luftwaffe's conventional fighters seemed taxed to their very limit, making the sudden appearance of rocket aircraft, when Major Spate attacked a P-47 over northern Germany in May 1944, the advent of Germany's last hope.

This volume presents extremely rare photos of Germany's rocket planes and vividly captures the wartime career of the Third Reich's secret weapons. Using images taken during the war of aircraft under development and in the field, this comprehensive study examines the rocket planes' appearance and markings and the pilots who flew and tested the aircraft. The book covers the Me 163B ('Komet'), Me 163BV1, Me 163AV4, and also examines a number of key experimental planes ­ the Me 262 C and the 'Natter', for example.
#0019114                 Price: $14.95
Jagdgeschwader 7 Nowotny Jagdgeschwader 7 Nowotny
Aviation Elite Units 29
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Forsyth. This heavily illustrated book examines the history of Jagdgeschwader 7 - the first German group to fly the Me 262 jet fighter exclusively.

You'll read about JG 7's claimed destruction of nearly 200 enemy aircraft during the Allied bomber raids of 1945; about the group's eventual defeat from gradual losses, restricted operating conditions, a lack of fuel and overwhelming Allied fighter strength; and more. 128 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
#0015473

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JV 44 Me 262 Shirt - MediumJV 44 Me 262 Shirt - XX-Large
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This premium quality, pre-shrunk cotton, ocean green-colored t-shirt features a screen-printed Me 262 jet fighter and "JV 44" - Jagdverband 44, a special fighter unit of top German aces who flew the Me 262 in the final months of World War II - on the front and, on the back, a list of German jet aces.
#0069312
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JV 44 Me 262 Shirt - X-Large
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#0069311
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JV 44 Me 262 Shirt - Large
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JV 44 Me 262 Shirt - Medium
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#0069309
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Messerschmitt Me 262Messerschmitt Me 262
Development, Testing, Production
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Radinger & Schick. Certain to become a standard reference on this aircraft. Emphasizes technical development in detailed text and illustrations. Portrays all versions of the aircraft including fighter, fighter-bomber, recon and night-fighter versions. 180 photos, 112 pgs., 8½"x 11", hdbd.
#0003602

Price: $24.95
Fighter General

Fighter General
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The Life of Adolf Galland - The Official Biography
Toliver & Constable. This book follows the famous Adolf Galland’s career from flying obsolescent biplanes on the Polish front to ace commander of an Me 262 jet fighter unit. The descriptions of his head-to-head confrontations with Goering are every bit as dramatic as the combat episodes. 216 pages, 140 B&W photographs, 10 color profiles, 8½"x 11", hardcover.
#0002290

Price: $44.95
Walter Nowotny

Walter Nowotny
German Fighter Ace
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An Illustrated Biography
Held. Both factual and unbiased, this volume documents the short life of 258-victory ace Walter Nowotny, the highly decorated Luftwaffe hero who was known, above all, for his command of the Messerschmitt Me 262 Erprobungskommand and for his three spectacular Me 262 victories. (Don't miss item #95502 - a 1/18 model of Nowotny's jet!) A highly valuable contribution to World War II aviation history. 168 pages, 340+ B&W photographs, 8½"x 11", hardcover.
#0021074

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Battles with the NachtjagdBattles with the Nachtjagd
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Boiten & Bowman. A gripping account of the nocturnal air war over the Third Reich, this book traces the parallel developments in RAF night-bombing and Luftwaffe night-fighting, from pioneering efforts to the climax of strategic bombing and the introduction of the Me 262 jet in the German night fighter arm. Includes contributions from veteran aircrew of both sides that shed new light on many aspects of the giant and deadly nighttime battles. 336 pages, 420+ B&W photographs, 8½"x 11", hardcover.
#0021075

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Fledgling Eagles

Fledgling Eagles
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Luftwaffe Training Aircraft 1933-1945.
Ketley. The first complete overview of the Luftwaffe training system that all aircrew and specialists passed through before participating in active service, this heavily illustrated book covers elementary and advanced training schools, instructors, units, and aircraft such as Ar 68 and Bü 131 biplanes, Ar 96 and Fw 56 advanced trainers, the famous Bf 109 and Do 17, twin-seat Fw 190s and Me 262s, and even Me 163s. 96 pages, 235 B&W photographs and color profiles, 9"x 12", softcover.
#0011569

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Aufklarer Volume TwoAufklarer Volume Two
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Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Aircraft and Units, 1942-1945
Wadman. Concluding the history begun in Volume One (item #11286), this book shows you how, as the tide of war turned against Germany, information obtained from the Aufklärungsflieger became ever more vital. You'll read about aircraft such as the Fi 156, Bv 141 and Ar 240; long-range reconnaissance using the Bf 110, Me 410, Ju 88, He 111, Ju 188, and Fw 200; high-altitude reconnaissance using the lesser-known Ju 86 and Hs 130; the reconnaissance work of the pioneering Me 262 and Ar 234 jet aircraft; and ultra long-range machines such as the six-engined Ju 290 and Me 264 Amerika bomber. 96 pages, 250 B&W and color photographs, 9"x 12", softcover.
#0011500

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Grounded Eagles

Grounded Eagles
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Captured and Wrecked Aircraft of the Luftwaffe
Laemlein. Filled with rare archival images accompanied by detailed captions, this photo-history examines captured and wrecked Luftwaffe combat aircraft of World War II.

You'll view the Ju 88, Ju 290, Ju 388, Ju 188, Junkers W34, Bf 109, Bf 110, Me 262, Me 323, Me 163, Ar 234, Mistel, Me 410, Do 335, the Natter, He 162, He 177, He 219, Fw 190, He 111, Hs 129, Ju 52, gliders, Ju 87, V-1 and V-2 rockets, Fl 282, Fw 189, Fi 156, Vichy aircraft and Italian aircraft. 130 pages, B&W photographs, 10"x 8", softcover.                  #0049515                      Price: $29.95
Grounded Eagles IIGrounded Eagles II
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Captured and Wrecked Aircraft of the Luftwaffe
Laemlein. Filled with rare archival images accompanied by detailed captions, this photo-history examines captured and wrecked German combat aircraft of World War II.

You'll view the Bf 109, Fw 190, Ta 154, Do 335, Me 262, He 162, the Natter, Bf 110, Ju 88 fighters and bombers, Me 410, He 219, Go 229, Ar 234, Hs 129, Ju 87, Ju 188, Ju 388, Do 17, Do 217, He 111, He 177, Fw 200, Ju 290, Mistel, Fw 189, Fi 156, trainers, transports, gliders, miscellaneous aircraft, Italian aircraft, rockets, glide bombs, and V-1 and V-2 rockets. 203 pages, B&W photographs, 10"x 8", softcover.             #0049516                       Price: $39.95
Luftwaffe Fighter AceLuftwaffe Fighter Ace
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From the Eastern Front to the Defence of the Homeland
Hannig. One of the mid-war generation of Luftwaffe fighter pilots, Norbert Hannig had a fascinating wartime career - particularly that portion involving the campaign against the Soviet Union. You'll read of his service flying Me 109s with the JG 54 "Greenhearts," his transition to the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, his promotion to Staffelkapitan, his experiences flying Me 262 jet fighters with Adolf Galland's JV 44, and learn how Hannig, who describes himself as just an operational pilot who did nothing special, accumulated 42 aerial victories. 224 pages, 90 B&W photographs, 6¼"x 9¼", hardcover.
#0024101

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Luftwaffe Eagle

Luftwaffe Eagle
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206 Combat Victories in the Me 109 and Me 262
Schuck. Written by 206-victory ace Walter Schuck, this autobiography presents a unique look into the everyday life of an elite Luftwaffe fighter pilot during World War II. You'll read how Schuck flew the Me 109 in Arctic Sea fighter squadrons, shot down 12 aircraft in one day, commanded the Me 262-equipped third Staffel of JG 7, and more. 256 pages, 175 B&W photographs and illustrations and 20 color aircraft profiles, 8½"x 11", hardcover.
#0011557

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Last Days of the Luftwaffe

Last Days of the Luftwaffe
German Luftwaffe Combat Units, 1944-1945.
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Griehl. Filled with rare images and data from previously secret files, this heavily illustrated book examines Luftwaffe developments during the final years of World War II. You'll see new models of Bf 109 and Fw 190 fighters, the Me 262 jet plane, the establishment of He 162 Squadrons, the recruitment of Hitler Youth into glider schools, remote-controlled air-to-air rockets, heavy bombs and atom bombs, the Luftwaffe kamikaze squadron, and more. 320 pages, 200+ B&W photographs and illustrations, 7½"x 9½", hardcover.
#0036143

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Luftwaffe Viermot Aces 1942-45

Luftwaffe Viermot Aces 1942-45
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 101
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Forsyth. In the latter half of World War II, German fighter pilots were deployed in the defense of their homeland in an effort to halt the near-constant bombing raids by "Viermot" (German slang for Allied heavy bombers). This heavily illustrated volume tells the stories of the pilots who earned their ace status - including "jet aces" flying the radical new Me 262 - by shooting down five or more bombers while fighting that desperate battle in the final days of the Reich. 96 pages, B&W photographs and color illustrations, 7¼"x 9¾", softcover.
#0015074

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The Luftwaffe Over GermanyThe Luftwaffe Over Germany
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Defense of the Reich
Caldwell & Muller. The daylight air struggles over Germany during World War II involved thousands of aircraft, dozens of units and hundreds of aerial engagements. This book explores the German air defense system until its collapse in 1945, from the highest levels of air strategy to individual tales of Fw 190s, Bf 190s and Me 262s in combat against American bomber streams. 304 pages, 200 B&W photographs and illustrations, 6"x 9¼", hardcover.
#0015546

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Jagdgeschwader 3 Udet in World War IIJagdgeschwader 3 Udet in World War II
II./JG 3 in Action with the Messerschmitt Vol. 2
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Prien & Stemmer. This second volume presents the unit history of the "Udet" Geschwader's second Gruppe, II./JG 3, beginning with its formation in early 1940, to assignments on the Russian and European fronts, all the way through their transition to the Me 262 fighter and the collapse of the Third Reich. 400 pages, 350+ B&W photographs, line drawings, 8½"x 11", hardcover.
#0021000

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Hans-Ekkehard BobHans-Ekkehard Bob
Ace Profiles No. 1
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The Men and Their Aircraft
Bergstrom. Filled with color aircraft profiles and rare photographs from the ace's own collection, this lavishly illustrated volume examines the World War II combat of one of the Luftwaffe's leading Jagdflieger, Hans-Ekkehard Bob, a 60-victory ace who was one of the few pilots to fly everything from biplane fighters in the pre-war years to Me 262 jet fighters during the final months of the war in Europe.

You'll view Bob's aircraft, including his famous Bf 109s; read of his experiences in the Poland and France campaigns, in the Battle of Britain, on the Eastern Front, and with JG 3 "Udet" and JV 44 over the Western Front; and more. 72 pages, 77 B&W photographs and 11 color profiles, 8¼"x 11½", softcover.
#0048006     Price: $29.95
Flight

Flight
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A Photographic History of Aviation
Heppenheimer. Filled with rare archival images, this photo-history examines man's quest to conquer the skies, from Count von Zeppelin's dirigibles through Charles Lindbergh's daring solo flight to Paris, the technical advancements of World War II, the development of national airlines and the era of supersonic jets. You even get blueprints of famous aircraft such as the B-17 Flying Fortress, Me 262, F-86 Sabre, and Lockheed Constellation! 256 pages, 300+ B&W and color photographs and illustrations, 8¼"x 8¼", softcover.
#0049078

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Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II

Inside History-Making Aircraft of World War II
In the Cockpit II
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Connor & Moore. This lavishly illustrated volume presents stunning close-up photographs of the cockpits and crew stations of 34 legendary World War II aircraft in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's impressive collection. You'll view the interiors of the American P-51D Mustang, P-39Q Airacobra, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay," SBD-6 Dauntless, and Boeing Kaydet trainer; the British Spitfire; the Soviet Il-2 Sturmovik; the Japanese A6M5 Zero; the German Fw 190 and Me 262A jet; and many others. 144 pages, 120+ color and B&W photographs, 8"x 10", hardcover.
#0040415              Price: $26.95
Marauder

Marauder
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Memoir of a B-26 Pilot in Europe in World War II
Rehr. This memoir is the result of 40 years of research on the combat history of the B-26, contributions from comrades, an extensive collection of rare photographs, artifacts including newspaper articles and letters, and all military records and documents relating to the author's part in WWII. It includes narratives of night-bombing raids, recollections of attacks by Me 262s, a listing of restored B-26s and more. 230 pgs., 96 photos, maps, 7"x 10", hdbd.
#0032900

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