German Fighter Ace
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, 8"x 11", hardcover.
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190
in North Africa
Hardbound Aviation Book.
Jessen & Arthy. Based on years of research, this
book presents a day-to-day account of the air war over Tunisia and Algeria
told through war diaries and firsthand accounts from German and Allied
pilots. Photographs from private collections and illustrations bring the
campaign to life, while appendices with complete loss and victory lists,
camouflage and markings of Fw 190s in North Africa, and Fw 190s captured in
Tunisia complete the study. 176 pages, 100 B&W photographs, 15 color
illustrations, maps, 9"x 12", hardcover.
Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"
Aviation Elite Vol. 1
Softbound Aircraft Book.
Weal. This volume charts the wartime career
of JG 2 from its first aerial kills on the French-German border in November
1939, through to the destruction of its own FW 190s in the face of the
Allied advance at the Prague-Ruzyne airfield in April 1945. Includes
specially commissioned artworks and fully detailed appendices listing
aircraft, bases, commanding officers, kill claims, and losses. 128 pages,
100 B&W photographs, 40 color profiles and more. 7"x 9", softcover.
Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"
A Photographic History
Hardbound Airplane Book
Nauroth. Tracing the history of JG 2 from its WWI inception, this volume
focuses primarily on WWII, when the unit - flying Bf 109s and Fw 190s -
produced numerous aces including Hans Hahn and Erich Rudorfer. The book
presents a day-to-day chronology of campaigns against Poland and France, of
the Battle of Britain, of the war over North Africa, and even of post war
service as JG 21 under Erich Hartmann. 352 pages, 680+ B&W photographs, 8"x
Jagdgeschwader 301/302 "Wilde Sau"
In Defense of the Reich with the Bf 109, Fw 190 and
Hardbound Aviation Book.
Reschke. Established in 1943 with an unusual combination of Luftwaffe bomber
and fighter pilots, these units intercepted enemy bombers both at night and
during the day. The night missions required significant instrument flying,
thus making the bomber pilots preferable; while the daylight raids required
the agility of a fighter pilot. This history chronicles the challenges faced
in this unique "crossover" group. 288 pages, 120+ B&W photographs, 6"x 9",
Fw 190 Aces of the Western Front
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 9
Softbound Airplane Book
Weal. Led by Experten of the caliber of
"Pips" Priller, Heinz Bar and Walter Oesau, the handful of Fw 190 "Butcher
Bird"-equipped Jagdgeschwader flew against overwhelming odds, firstly on the
Channel coast, and then in direct defense of the Reich. This is their story.
96 pgs. including 13 pgs. of color profiles and portraits, 100+ photos, 7"x
Luftwaffe Fighter Ace.
Hardbound Airplane Historical Book.
From the Eastern Front to the Defense of the
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. 192 pages, 90 B&W photographs, 6"x 9",
WW2 Focke-Wulf Fw-190 DVD
Fw-190 Aviation Art
The Day Fighters
Hardbound World War II Book.
German Fighters in World War II Held. The legendary
German aircraft of WWII are captured in photos taken of operations over
Germany, Britain, North Africa, France, and Russia. Includes Bf 109 and 110,
Fw 190, Me 262 and more. A pilot's view of the war, including superb
close-ups and action photos. 224 pgs., over 500 illustrations, 7"x 10",
Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Caygill. Considered to be Germany's best
piston-engined fighter of WWII, the Focke-Wulf reached speeds of 430 mph.
This book includes chronology, prototypes, operational history, aces,
variants, technical specifications, weapons, production figures, model kit
information and more. Color illustrations show the different markings used
in various theaters of operation. 96 pgs., 80 B&W photos, 15 color profiles,
scale drawings and more. 7"x 9", sfbd.
Wings of the Black Cross Volume 4
Softbound Aircraft Book
The World War 2 History of the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
Proulx. Through detailed text, numerous never-before-published photographs
and eight color profiles, you'll examine some of the Luftwaffe's most famous
aircraft, including Stukas, Fw 190s, Me 262s and a rare Bf 109K. 36 pages,
color and B&W photographs, 8"x 11", softcover.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Luftwaffe Profile Vol. 4
Softbound WWII German Airplane Book.
Griehl. The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was widely regarded
as Germany's best fighter, being more than a match for opponents such as the
Spitfire. Here is the operational and technical history of this heavily armed
fighter. 52 pgs., B&W and color photos, color profiles and drawings, 8"x 11",
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 "Long Nose"
Hardbound German Aircraft Book.
An Illustrated History of the Fw 190 D Series.
Hermann. This book covers the complete development history of those rare
variants of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 powered by inline engines. The first Fw
190 equipped with a Daimler Benz liquid-cooled engine took to the air in
early 1942, leading to the most successful variant in 1944, the Fw 190D-9.
208 pgs., 150+ B&W photos, drawings, charts, color profiles and more. 8"x
Flying to the Limit
Hardbound WW2 German History Book.
Testing World War II Single-Engined Fighter
Caygill. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of seventeen different World War
II fighter aircraft from the U.K., the USA and Germany in this book that
examines test results and pilots' own firsthand accounts. Covered aircraft
include the Hurricane, Spitfire, Bf 109,
Fw 190, Buffalo, Tomahawk
(Warhawk), Airacobra, Mustang, Martlet (Wildcat), Thunderbolt and Corsair -
all legendary types that saw a great deal of wartime action. 224 pages, 80
B&W photographs, 6"x 9", hardcover.
Focke Wulf Fw 190
From 1940 to 1945
Softbound German Aviation History Book.
Breffort. Filled with background information, historical photographs, and color
illustrations of camouflage schemes and squadron markings employed in theaters
from the Eastern Front, through Normandy, to the Defense of the Reich, this
volume is a magnificent addition to the literature on the Fw 190 - the Luftwaffe
fighter whose reputation for performance and sturdiness reached almost mythic
proportions. 80 pages, 8"x 9", softcover.
Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe
Hardbound Military Aircraft Book.
Toliver & Constable. This revised edition
highlights the most successful fighter pilots of all time: Hartmann,
Marseille, Moelders, Steinhoff, Galland, Rall, Barkhorn, etc. Profiles the
men and their machines - the Me 109 and FW 190 - and charts the records of
all aces, nightfighter aces, and jet aces. 336 pages, 400+ photographs, 8"x
Fw 190 Aces of Russian Front
Aircraft of the Aces Vol. 6
Weal. Marry the abundance of targets on the
Russian front with the Luftwaffe's best piston-engined fighter, and it
becomes apparent why so many fliers achieved kills that passed the 100
victories mark. Included are such famous aces as Walter Nowotny, August
Lambert, Hermann Buchner and others. It's an amazing story of incredible
achievement. 96 pgs., 85 B&W photos, 60 color profiles and more. 7"x 9",
Defenders of the Reich Volume 2
Price: $ 24.95
Jagdgeschwader 1, Volume Two, 1943
Mombeek. This heavily illustrated volume covers the mid-war exploits of the
Luftwaffe's elite Jagdgeschwader 1 air defense unit, which was faced with
the formidable task of halting 8th Air Force formations of B-17s and B-24s
with new tactics and weapons such as air-to-air rockets and bombs. You'll
examine the stunning victories by JG 1 Fw 190 and Bf 109 pilots such as Hans
Philipp, Dietrich Wickop, Gunther Specht and Karl-Heinz Leesmann. 96 pages,
200+ B&W photographs and color profiles, 9"x 12", softcover.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Modeling Manual
Cabos & Coughlin. The Focke-Wulf 190 entered
Luftwaffe service in 1941 and provided superior service throughout the war
as the best of all German fighters and fighter-bombers, and its variants
would include Kurt Tank's extreme Ta 152 tank-buster version (4 x 20mm, 1 x
30mm cannon). With detailed step-by-step model photography, specially
commissioned walk around photography, scale drawings and wartime shots, this
book provides all the details needed to model the most common A8 version as
well as the long-nosed Fw 190D and other variants. Lists all of the kits
available on the market, details of where you can see the real thing, a
select bibliography, and a survey of Web sites of interest. 64 pgs., 143
color photos plus profiles, diagrams, and more. 7"x 9", sfbd.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A
Hard Bound Book
WW2 Aviation History, Germany, FockeWulf Fw-190
An Illustrated History of the Luftwaffe's Legendary
Fighter Aircraft. Hermann, Leverenz & Weber. This book covers the development
history, testing and production of the Fw 190A and its early variants. You'll
see a comparison between the Bf 109 and the Fw 190 showing the strengths and
weaknesses of each, and get an inside look at the test pilot reports. Also
covers the later torpedo-carrier and reconnaissance versions of the Fw 190. 224
pgs., 340+ B&W and color photos, profiles, drawings and more. 8"x 11", hdbd.
Defeat in the West, 1943-1945
Luftwaffe at War Series Vol. 6
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
#0040112 Price: $14.95
Focke Wulf 190, 1939-1943
Luftwaffe at War Series Vol. 8
The Birth of the Butcher Bird, 1939-1943. Jessen. 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".
Superb photographs from archives and private collections, many never before
published, reveal every aspect of the Fw 190, and are accompanied by detailed
captions highlighting specific points of design, appearance and aircraft
markings. This volume covers the different versions of the plane to see service,
the diversity of theatres in which the plane served and the pilots who carved a
name for themselves with the Butcher Bird.
Focke Wulf 190, 1943-1945
Luftwaffe at War Series Vol. 13
Softbound WWII History Book.
Defending the Reich. Jessen. 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".
In the spring of 1942 the first of the Allied 1,000 bomber raids was
launched against the Third Reich. From then on, Germany was pounded by night
and by day by a vast armada of Allied aircraft. With a fighter force
stretched to capacity by war in Russia and 24-hour defense of the Reich, the
Luftwaffe relied on skill, ingenuity and the excellence of their planes to
counter the Allied threat.
A key element of that German defense, both during the day and at night, was
the Fw 190. A rugged, well armed and reliable machine, and a lethal one in
the right hands, the Fw 190 fought Allied bombers right up to the end of the
war. This book covers the Fw 190 and its variants in the crucial years of
1943, 1944 and 1945 and presents rare photographs of the planes, their crews
and their combat missions. #0040117 Price:
The Luftwaffe Over Germany
Defense of the Reich
German Aircraft and World War 2 History.
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 9",
The Luftwaffe Over Finland
Luftwaffe at War Series Vol. 18
Softbound Aircraft German Historical Book.
Stenman. 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 110 B&W photos along with 8
pages of color and measures 7"x 10".
This volume depicts the Germans' use of aircraft in Finland and Norway to
maintain their campaign against the Soviet Union. The Fins were active
allies of the Germans in their war against the Soviets and allowed the
Luftwaffe considerable freedom in its operations over Russia. Although
conditions in the north were harsh, the Luftwaffe quickly adapted to the
region and carried out a series of key operations over Russia between 1941
Here, you'll see the men and the aircraft used in this campaign, mostly from
Luftflotte 1 and Luftflotte 5. Their fighter units flew Messerschmitt Bf
109s and Focke Wulf Fw 190s and the bomber units were equipped with Junkers
Ju 87 dive bombers and Heinkel He 111s. Close-range reconnaissance units
flew Henschel Hs 126s, Messerschmitt Bf 109s and Focke Wulf Fw 189s, while
the long-range units had Junkers Ju 88s and 188s, Messerschmitt Bf 109s, and
Dornier Do 215s. In addition, coastal patrol units and transport units were
also involved in this critical part of World War II.
#0019116 Price: $16.95
Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe in World War II
Hardbound World War II Military Aviation Book.
Kaplan. This book examines the legendary German aces of
World War II, including Werner Molders, Gunther Rall, Adolf Galland, Erich
Hartmann, Johannes Steinhoff and others; the history of classic Luftwaffe
fighter aircraft - such as the Bf 109 and Fw 190 - along with the advantages and
disadvantages of each; the skills that a successful fighter pilot must possess;
and the development of fighter tactics. 208 pages, 100 B&W photographs, 6"x
Clash of Eagles
USAAF 8th Air Force Bombers Versus the Luftwaffe in
World War 2
Hardbound Airplane Book.
Bowman. This is the story of the air war over Western Europe, told through
firsthand accounts from participating American and German pilots and
aircrew. You'll learn what it was like to fly through dense flak and to be
attacked by Fw 190s and Bf 109s; how badly damaged bombers managed to
struggle back, against all odds, to their East Anglian bases; and how German
fighter pilots stalked their prey, pouncing on their four-engine victims
from 12 o'clock high. 352 pages, many previously unpublished photographs,
6"x 9", hardcover.
Out of Print Books
Nachtjager Volume Two
The Luftwaffe Nightfighter Force, 1939-45.
Softbound Airplane Book World War II German HIstory.
Williams. This volume continues where Volume One (item #11234) left off,
showing you later versions of the Ju 88, Fw 190 "Wilde Sau" units, the Do
27, the Me 262, the Ta 154 and others, with more profiles of top
nightfighter aces. 96 pages, approximately 190 B&W photographs, color
profiles, maps and data tables. 9"x 12", softcover.
Fw 190 in Action
With roughly 20,000 built during WWII, the Fw 190
is the most historically significant aircraft produced by Focke-Wulfe. This
collection of roughly 150 photos, technical drawings and color plates
provides an excellent detailed reference of the plane, its design and
construction, and deployment during the war. 58 pgs., 11"x 8", sfbd.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190
Production Line to Frontline Vol. 5
Lowe. Arguably Germany's best WWII fighter,
the Fw 190 caught the RAF by surprise when it appeared in 1941. This volume
illustrates the Fw 190's varied operations through an exhaustive selection
of images taken during the war years. You'll also see specifics on the
aircraft's powerplant, armament, late-war development into the Fw 190D and
Ta 152, and production statistics by variant. 144 pages, 140 B&W
photographs, 7"x 9", softcover.
Fw 190A/F Walk Around
Ryle & Laing. A comprehensive look at the
radial-engine versions of Germany's feared Focke-Wulf fighter of World War
II. Includes detailed, close-up coverage of cockpits, engines, landing gear
and weapons. 80 pgs. with 12 color profiles and extensive color and B&W art,
11"x 8", sfbd.
Fw 190D Walk Around
Ryle & Laing. In response to a Luftwaffe request for a
"special high altitude fighter," the Fw 190D - a special in-line variant of the
radial engine Fw 190 - was developed. Here is a photo essay "walk around" of
this craft, considered by many to be the best piston engine Luftwaffe fighter in
WWII. 80 pgs., 200+ color and B&W photos, and several technical diagrams. 11"x
Defenders of the Reich Volume 1
Jagdgeschwader 1, Volume One, 1939-1942
Mombeek. This heavily illustrated volume covers the creation and early combat
history of the Luftwaffe's elite Jagdgeschwader 1 air defense unit, including
the Polish campaign, the attack on France and the invasion of Russia. You'll
meet top aces such as Heinz Baer,
Walter Oesau and
Herbert Ihlefeld and view color
illustrations of the unit's Bf 109s and Fw 190s. 96 pages, 200+ B&W photographs
and color profiles, 9"x 12", softcover.