Book Review: “Luftwaffe: Secret Projects of the Third Reich”
Dan Sharp “Luftwaffe: Secret Projects of the Third Reich”
129 pages “bookazine” format, heavily illustrated with vintage drawings, plus modern artwork showing aircraft as they might have appeared in service.
“Covering every angle” The Arado E500 heavy fighter; includes two photos of the turret mockup.
“From Stuka to jet fighter” The Arado E570.
The AVA Air-Train
Large color illustrations of the B&V P175 parasite fighter, meant to protect long-range maritime recon aircraft.
BMW sketch for a swept-wing, BMW-028 powered design.
Daimler-Benz/Focke-Wulf concepts for a large mothership aircraft capable of carrying a fast jet bomber, or larger numbers of smaller aircraft.
Color artwork of the Jacob-Schweyer JAS P5 twin-fuselage rocket-boosted glider.
Color artwork of the Heinkel P1068.01-84 jet bomber.
Color photographs of the captured DFS 228 V1 high-speed research sircraft, with some B&W detail photos.
Profiles and artwork of the DFS Eber – a throw-away interceptor that would be towed to altitude, with rocket motors then being started to facilitate high-speed attacks on Allied bombers.
“Sabre rattling” German plans to evaluate a captured Napier Sabre II engine on a Focke-Wulf Ta 152 airframe. Includes drawings and color artwork.
Focke-Wulf investigations into flying wings.
Focke-Wulf X6 Strahlrohrjäger ramjet fighter.
Gotha rammer aircraft
Postwar Horten flying wing designs for the British, including color artwork of an example in BOAC colors.
A massive 1930s Junkers design for a flying wing airliner powered by ten diesel engines.
Early Junkers jet fighter designs.
Me 109S with blown flaps
Color artwork of an Me 163 derivative fitted out as a W-wing testbed.
Me 262 with delta wings.
“The test subject-Messerschmitt P01-114/Me 263”
Me 163 derivatives with piston and ramjet engines
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