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Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe in Profile

Author : Daniel Uhr
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The Second World War was a time of tremendous technological progress in aviation with innovations such as jet engines and swept wings being brought in as engineers on all sides desperately sought every possible performance advantage. In Germany, the quest for better aircraft resulted in some astonishing designs - everything from bombers with forward-swept wings to ramjet fighters and disposable rocket-propelled interceptors.In Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe in Profile, renowned aviation artist Daniel Uhr has brought the original German construction sketches and three-views of these designs to life like never before - offering a whole new perspective on images previously only seen as black and white line drawings.Accompanying Daniel's artworks is a full description of the competitions and requirements which produced such a huge number of innovative and unusual designs during the war, as well as descriptions of the designs themselves, written by German Second World War aircraft development specialist Dan Sharp and based on the latest historical research.

Luftwaffe

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Luftwaffe: Secret Project Profiles features more than 200 highly-detailed full color profiles of jet-propelled aircraft designs produced in Nazi Germany during the Second World War.Renowned aviation artist Daniel Uhr has brought the original German construction sketches and three-views to life like never before - offering a whole new perspective on images previously only seen as black and white line drawings.Accompanying Daniel's artworks is a full description of the competitions and requirements which produced such a huge number of innovative and unusual designs during the war, as well as descriptions of the designs themselves, written by historian Dan Sharp and based on the latest historical research.Offering a host of different color schemes and detailed notes, this is indispensable reading for enthusiasts and modelers alike.

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe Vol 1 Jet Fighters 1939 1945

Author : Dan Sharp
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Germany’s air ministry was quick to grasp the potential of the jet engine as early as 1938 and by 1939 several German aircraft manufacturers were already working on fighter designs that would utilize this new form of propulsion. Rocket engines too were seen as the way of the future and companies were commissioned to design fighters around them. As the Second World War began, the urgent need to bring these advanced new types into production saw a host of innovative aircraft designs being produced which would eventually result in Messerschmitt’s Me 262 jet fighter and the Me 163 rocket-propelled interceptor. And as the war progressed, efforts were increasingly made to find better ways of utilizing jet, rocket and latterly ramjet engines in fighter aircraft. Aviation companies from across Germany set their finest minds to the task and produced some of the most radical aircraft designs the world had ever seen. They proposed rotating wing ramjet fighters, arrowhead-shaped rammers, rocket-firing bat-winged gun platforms, sleek speed machines, tailless flying wings, tiny mini fighters and a host of others ranging from deadly looking advanced fighters to downright dangerous vertical launch interceptors. Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe Volume 1: Jet Fighters 1939-1945 by Dan Sharp, based on original research using German wartime documents, offers the most complete and authoritative account yet of these fascinating designs through previously unseen photographs, illustrations and period documentation from archives around the world.

Luftwaffe Secret Projects

Author : Dieter Herwig
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This volume looks at the "might-have-been" strategic bombers. Includes trans-atlantic jets and projects that were on the drawing board or in prototype form at the war's end.

The Messerschmitt 210 410 Story

Author : Jan Forsgren
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In 1938, the Reichsluftfahrtsministerium (German Air Ministry, RLM), issued a requirement for a new twin-engine heavy fighter to replace the Me 110. This type of combat aeroplane was known as Zerstörer (Destroyer). The first prototype flew in September 1939. The Me 210 proved very difficult to fly, having numerous deficiencies. It was said to be deadlier to its crews than the enemy. Nevertheless, the Luftwaffe ordered the Me 210 into production. Operational trials began in late 1941, but it was eventually acknowledged that the aircraft had to be redesigned in order to be accepted into Luftwaffe service. The whole Me 210 debacle proved a huge scandal. A redesigned variant, the Me 410 began to reach Luftwaffe units in mid-1943. Even if the Me 210 and Me 410 were similar in appearance, the latter had to be redesigned to avoid the extremely poor reputation of the Me 210. The Me 410 proved a quite successful aeroplane, being used as a heavy fighter and for reconnaissance duties. Its closest Allied equivalent was the British DH 98 Mosquito. More than 1,500 Me 210/410s were built in Germany and Hungary, with only two Me 410s surviving today.

Flypast

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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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British Secret Projects

Author : Tony Buttler
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Describes the design, development, and usage of British jet bombers since 1949.

FAA General Aviation News

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Aviation News

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The Rise of the Luftwaffe Forging the Secret German Air Weapon 1918 1940

Author : Herbert Molloy Mason
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Air Pictorial

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Messerschmitt Me 262

Author : Dan Sharp
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Projects and plans to alter and improve Germany's infamous WW2 jet fighter - the Me 262.

Air Space Smithsonian

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Japanese Secret Projects

Author : Edwin M. Dyer
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A fascinating insight into the largely untouched world of Japanese secret projects, many of which actually took to the skies in amidst the chaos of World War II.

Top Secret Bird

Author : Wolfgang Späte
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American Book Publishing Record

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Books in Print

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World War II and Its Origins

Author : Marty Bloomberg
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International Directory of Company Histories

Author : Thomas Derdak
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This library owns 80 volumes of this compendium of company histories (usually 2-3 pages each). See the index in volume 80 for all companies covered.