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RICHTHOFEN., Ferko, A.E.  Foreword by J.M. Bruce.
1 Ferko, A.E. Foreword by J.M. Bruce. RICHTHOFEN.
Berkhamsted Albatros 1995 0948414840 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
80 pp, 11 11/16" H, stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 2 pages of colour aircraft profiles. "Few fighting men of any nation, indeed of any modern war, have attained the near legendary status of Germany's WWI 'ace of aces' Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen. Who has not heard of 'The Red Baron' and his equally famous Fokker Triplane? In this candid reassessment of the man, respected WWI aviation writer A E Ferko separates facts from fiction, offering fresh insights into von Richthofen's character as well as presenting many accepted facts about the airman's life and career in a completely new light. The author supports the narrative with over 200 photographs from his own extensive archive and while some are familiar, others published for the first time will surprise even the most informed followers of the von Richthofen story. To complement the contents there are detailed color plates depicting a selection of aeroplanes flown by von Richthofen, several of which have never been illustrated before. The result of many years' study of original German documents and personal correspondence, (this) is an important and valuable addition to WWI aviation literature ." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 Hooton, E.R. EAGLES IN FLAMES: THE FALL OF THE LUFTWAFFE.
London Arms and Armour 1997 1854093436 / 9781854093431 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, tables. "How close did the Luftwaffe come to winning the war for Germany? Did command errors contribute to the downfall? Could more, newer and better equipped aircraft have beaten the Allies, even after the failures of 1940? Could the Luftwaffe ever have survived the unreasonable dictates of the Fuhrer? By means of deeply researched analytical text and extensive appendices, the reader is guided through the complexities of the war from 1940 to D-Day and will gain an new understanding of how the Luftwaffe snatched defeat from the jaws of victory." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling and tiny chip at top/bottom of flap-folds also a tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON., Kilduff, Peter.
3 Kilduff, Peter. RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199909 / 9781860199905 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(P)rovides the first clear, fully-documented view of Manfred von Richthofen as an air-fighter, exemplary leader and an important figure in the development of German fighter units and tactics in the First World War. It was made possible by extensive research and, with the end of the Cold War, the release of significant documents in eastern Germany that had been unavailable to western historians since before the Second World War. It traces the development of German fighter aviation from the early single-aircraft aerial ambushes to the massed attacks of Jadgeschwader I, the battle force that Richthofen developed into a highly effective weapon. Richthofen's own Air Combat Operations Manual, completed shortly before his death in combat, is included in its entirety." Tiny dint on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON., Kilduff, Peter.
4 Kilduff, Peter. RICHTHOFEN: BEYOND THE LEGEND OF THE RED BARON.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199909 / 9781860199905 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(P)rovides the first clear, fully-documented view of Manfred von Richthofen as an air-fighter, exemplary leader and an important figure in the development of German fighter units and tactics in the First World War. It was made possible by extensive research and, with the end of the Cold War, the release of significant documents in eastern Germany that had been unavailable to western historians since before the Second World War. It traces the development of German fighter aviation from the early single-aircraft aerial ambushes to the massed attacks of Jadgeschwader I, the battle force that Richthofen developed into a highly effective weapon. Richthofen's own Air Combat Operations Manual, completed shortly before his death in combat, is included in its entirety." Very minor rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge of rear panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LUFTWAFFE COLORS.  VOLUME 1  1935-40., Merrick, K.A.  (Color paintings by Geoffrey Pentland.)
5 Merrick, K.A. (Color paintings by Geoffrey Pentland.) LUFTWAFFE COLORS. VOLUME 1 1935-40.
Arco, New York, (1973), 1st edition. 
164 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illus with color schemes and b&w photos, drawings, diagrams. ISBN 0668036524 "...(describes) in detail the color schemes and markings of Luftwaffe aircraft from the inception of Hitler's clandestine air force in 1935 (until 1940)." Heavy rubbing to board edges, light foxing to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, slight fading on flap-folds, light rubbing. VG-/VG 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
HEROES & AEROPLANES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918., Phelan, Joseph A.  Foreword by Sir Thomas Sopwith.
6 Phelan, Joseph A. Foreword by Sir Thomas Sopwith. HEROES & AEROPLANES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1970 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Joseph A. Phelan. 
128 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "(A) vivid pictorial presentation of (aerial) warfare from the first use of aircraft in war - Italian reconnaissance against the Ottoman Empire in 1912 - to the Armistice in 1918. In striking color the great individual battles of the aces come alive: Immelman, von Richthofen, Voss and Boelcke; Bishop, Collishaw, McCudden, Ball and Beauchamp-Proctor; Rickenbacker; Guynemer, Nungesser and Garros. And the dogfights and sorties; Bloody April and the Fokker Scourge; the Lafayette Escadrille, the Storks, the Flying Circuses; the bombing raids; the balloon busters. The trials of combat and endurance and the men and aero-planes that made it all possible, changing the world's thinking about the methods of war. J.A. Phelan has created more than 400 superb paintings and drawings - executed with the drama and the meticu-lous detail of the artist who takes delight in his subject - for this richly illustrated book. The various aircraft of the Allies and Central Powers are shown in detail (top and side views, camouflage, national markings and pilots' decorations, engines, armament and structure) and in combat as they were flown by the aces. This volume presents an unduplicated view of the 1914-1918 war in the air, when man first captured control of the sky in order to control the ground." A few tiny tape marks from previous protective sleeve at corners of endpapers, scattered tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, one slight corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE., Philpott, Bryan.
7 Philpott, Bryan. HISTORY OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE.
Bison, London, 1986. 
192 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, colour cutaways. ISBN 0861242750 "German military aviation got off to a somewhat slow start in the years before World War I but innovative aircraft designs and brilliant pilots soon established a deadly reputation in the skies over the Western Front. The Germans were pioneers too in long-distance bombing by the naval air service's Zeppelins and the later Gotha aircraft. Despite t h e restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I innovation continued, to be accelerated when Hitler came to power and the new Luftwaffe had its baptism of fire in Spain. The Luftwaffe went on to play a vital part in th e B litzkrieg campaigns of the early war years and came close to defeating Britain in 1940. The later war years were dominated in turn by the efforts to hold back the American bombers by day and the British by night. In the process the best Ger man p il ots became the most effective in the world, the leading German ace, Hartmann, scoring some 352 victories, while in the technical field Germany pioneered the use of jet aircraft. The present day East German air force is by far the best equ ippe d i n t he Warsaw Pact outside the Soviet Union, fielding such types as the MiG-23 and MiG-27. The new West German Luftwaffe has undergone some problems with its aircraft but with the introduction of the Tornado it now has the equipment to mat ch it s un doub ted operational efficiency. (This book) features Bryan Philpott's carefully researched text as well as photographs and artworks depicting the great and famous aircraft, the men who fought in them and their role in the great conflict s of ( the 2 0th) century. This unique contribution to the history of military aviation is sure to appeal to any aricraft enthusiast." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small t ear wi th we ar (archivally taped) at top of rear hinge, tiny scuff on front flap fold, soft wrinkling at top of front panel, light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Price, Alfred. PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE LUFTWAFFE.
Osceola, WI Motorbooks International 1991 0879386401 / 9780879386405 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
168 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Here was a force that in six short years rose almost from nothing to become the terror of Europe. It was the Luftwaffe that made possible the lightning victories of the German Army during the first three years of the war. Then, gradually but inexorably, the air forces of Germany's enemies became stronger than her own, and the Luftwaffe was forced on to the defensive on each front in turn. Finally, the vast majority of its aircraft grounded for want of fuel, many of its best crews dead or in prison camps, the greater part of it could do no more than sit on the ground and wait for the end to come. But as long as the war lasted the Luftwaffe could never be ignored in the Allied calculations, for to the very end it proved capable of springing uncom- fortable surprises. Here is a step by step history of Hitler's Air Force presented in picture. To re- search the photographs and text, the author visited many of the German senior officers who survived. The result is a unique and objectively precise account of the birth, life and death of the Luftwaffe." Minor wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small sticker residue on front flap, tiny dent on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO IDENTIFY AIRCRAFT., Wilson, G.E., Squadron Leader.  With Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Robert Leckie.
9 Wilson, G.E., Squadron Leader. With Introduction by Air Vice-Marshal Robert Leckie. HOW TO IDENTIFY AIRCRAFT.
Toronto Wm. Collins Sons 1943 Second Edition Soft Cover Good 
(160) pp, 8 7/8" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w drawings, photographs. "This book is designed to help the beginner and only 68 types are shown, 24 British, 19 American and 25 German. They are all important for aircrews and ground spotters." Contents include: What to Study; Methods of Study; Groupings; Aids to Studying; Aeronautical Terms; Bristol Aeroplane Co. Fins and Rudders; Hawker Aircraft Ltd. Fins and Rudders; Curtis (sic) Wright Corporation, Fins and Rudders; Short Brothers, Characteristics; Heinkel Flugzeugwerke, Characteristics; Focke-Wulf, Characteristics; Dornier-Werke, Characteristics; Test Photographs; Index - plus the individual aircraft. Interior - two very small dents/crease to top edge of pages, one very small tear to top edge photograph pages at rear of book - now archivally taped. Exterior - light lean to spine, very small tear/crease at top edge of rear cover, light toning and very light wrinkling to edges of covers, very small piece missing from top of spine, light toning to spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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