Item description for Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1) by Eric Mombeek, David Wadman & Eddie J. Creek...
Phase One covers the units that took part in the occupation of the Channel Islands and the Luftwaffe's attempt to close the English Channel with attacks on British coastal shipping and ports during June and July, 1940.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.75" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 10, 2001
Publisher Classic Publications
ISBN 1903223059 ISBN13 9781903223055
Availability 0 units.
More About Eric Mombeek, David Wadman & Eddie J. Creek
Eric Mombeek is a leading authority on the history and operations of the fighter units of the German Luftwaffe during World War II. He has interviewed and corresponded with hundreds of former veterans and his works capture the period in an informative and detailed way. He is the author of several works published by Classic Publications including the acclaimed "Classic Colours" series on the Jagdwaffe.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1)?
Start of the Battle of Britain Feb 17, 2005
Although the Jagdwaffe series is a detailed examination of Luftwaffe fighter camouflage and markings and pictorial the series also covers the history of the Jagdwaffe. This particular book looks at the German preparation and plan of campaign for the Battle of Britain and covers the opening phase of the battle from 1 July to 12 August 1940. What I particularly like is the separate boxed text of interviews of Luftwaffe fighter pilots giving a brief history of themselves and usually also describing an exciting fighter engagement. Like the previous books in the series this book includes many photographs and colour profiles of Messerschmitt 109s that would prove invaluable to the keen modeling enthusiast. This book explains how and why Messerschmitt 109 E camouflage and markings changed in this period to tone down the colours against the channel and english countryside. Also included in this book is a six page biography on Werner Molders. This is an excellent book and series and is highly recommended to those who have an interest in the Luftwaffe and specifically Volume Two to those who have an interest in the Battle of Britain.
My introduction to the Jagdwaffe Series. Oct 20, 2004
I bought this volume on speculation. I am a fan of the Bf 109E and very interested in the Battle of Britain. So this book fed two interests. I found the color profiles to have excellent detail and Mr. Mombeek backs up his schemes with numerous photos, most of excellent quality, some in color. He explains the markings and paint schemes with numerous color diagrames. I think that if you are a student of Luftwaffe markings or the Battle of Britain you will find this book of interest as I did. I am looking forward to obtaining the remaining three volumes of this series.
What this book lacks is text. More of an explanation or background as to why he chose that particular aircraft to depict or if the scheme was typical of that squadron or a unique set of markings.