Item description for Jagdwaffe Volume Three, Section 2: Barbarossa April-May 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours) by Eric Mombeek, Christer Bergstrom & Martin Pegg...
9 x 12 96 pgs 250 b&w photos 30 color artwork & mapsThis is the next volume in the successful and critically acclaimed Classic Colours, Jagdwaffe series, which traces and illustrates the colors and markings of Luftwaffe fighter squadrons throughout World War II. This volume addresses the Luftwaffe fighter units which participated in the beginning of the epic struggle against the Soviets in 1941.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9" Height: 12" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Sep 13, 2003
Publisher Classic Publications
ISBN 1903223210 ISBN13 9781903223215
Availability 0 units.
More About Eric Mombeek, Christer Bergstrom & Martin Pegg
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 Volume Three, Section 2: Barbarossa April-May 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours)?
Air War Over The Evil Empire Mar 25, 2007
Having already purchased two other volumes of Christer Bergstrom's Jagdwaffe books, I kind of already knew what to expect from "Barbarossa: The Invasion of Russia". Mr. Bergstrom is also the author of the "Black Cross, Red Star" series of books, so he certainly is qualified to handle this particular subject. I would like to say that his text is well laid out and follows a logical progression. For example, if you would like to read up on a particular air battle, like Smolensk, it's easy to find if you know the date the battle took place. So, good job there. However, I do think he showed poor judgment in including a half page photograph of Soviet prisoners on a work detail, along with a paragraph or two about the German mistreatment of Soviet POWs. Truth be known, Russian prisoners had a better chance of surviving capture by the Germans than the other way around. So rather that having endless, pointless arguments about who killed who, let's just stick to the subject.
On the plus side, the illustrations by Thomas Tullis and Eddie J. Creek are brilliant! The color profiles of the Luftwaffe Messerschmitt fighters are some of the best I have ever seen, and a real boon to modelers like myself. I've already built a 109 based on a profile in an earlier volume. The original black and white photographs are excellent, most of which I had never seen before. I understand that many of them came from the pilots or their families, so it's a real treat to see them.
So, all in all, I have to give this volume four out of five stars. One point is deducted for the silly and unnecessary reference to Soviet prisoners.