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Transporter Volume Two: Luftwaffe Transport Units 1943-1945 (Luftwaffe Colours) [Paperback]

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The Transportflieger was an important but often forgotten arm of the Luftwaffe, responsible for providing essential supplies and battlefield support to both the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe during their World War II campaigns across Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and finally the Ardennes and the remains of the Reicht. This book comprehensively covers the Transportflieger and its legendary workhorse, the Ju52, in its transport, parachute, and airlift roles. Also covered are others in the wide range of interesting aircraft employed by the Transportflieger, including the massive Me321 and Me323 Gigant heavy-lift glider and six-engined transporter, as well as the impressive multi-engined Ju290, Ju352 Herkules, Ju390, and the huge Bv222 flying boat. The book's numerous photos and color artworks serve as an excellent reference for aviation historians and modelers. The book also includes first-hand reminiscences from those who actually flew with the Transportflieger during the war.

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Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 12"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Classic Publications
ISBN  1903223644  
ISBN13  9781903223642  

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More About Martin Pegg

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Martin Pegg from an early age showed an interest in aviation history and World War II, particularly the operations of the Luftwaffeis dive-bomber, ground-attack and anti-tank units. In the course of his research, which included detailed correspondence and interviews with many former Luftwaffe air and ground personnel, Pegg discovered a substantial quantity of revealing new information, which served to dispel many inaccurate myths. He now works full time as an aviation editor. He is a keen aircraft modeler and has won International Plastic Modelers Society awards for his work.

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Luftwaffe Transports in Action, Part 2!  Feb 15, 2008
Martin Pegg wraps up his coverage of the Luftwaffe's transport arm with this nicely done volume published in 2006. Like Volume One it's a comprehensive, well-illustrated history of the brave but chronically overstretched aircraft and aircrews servicing Third Reich units in all theaters of war.

The years after the Stalingrad defeat were characterized by transport units shuffling back and forth as aerial fire brigades, supplying and shoring up German defenses in Russia, North Africa, etc. There were never enough transports, especially after the crippling losses over Crete, Stalingrad, etc. and the Germans were constantly cobbling together ad hoc units to ferry needed reinforcements, ammunition, fuel and other supplies to crisis points. Given the wide canvas Pegg has to cover, he does a good job of summarizing all this activity.

The text is illustrated with over 200 black & white and color photographs, maps and diagrams. Twelve nicely done color profiles by Estanislau, Brown and Tullis depict the wide variety of aircraft used by Luftwaffe aircrews including the 'Tante Ju,' He 111, SM.73, SM.82, and the gargantuan Me 323.

Classic Colours is to be commended for producing TRANSPORTERS. The missions flown by those intrepid crews might have been unglamorous in comparison to those logged by FW 190 pilots, for example, but they were just as deadly to fly. When all is said, Luftwaffe transport aircraft were the lifeblood of the German war machine and their story has been well told in these two volumes.
"Tante Ju" and her adventures in the last battles  Feb 3, 2008
Martin Pegg is one of my favourite authors on Luftwuaffe units history. The Volume 2 of his earlier work "Transporter Volume One: Luftwaffe Transport Units 1937-1943" throws us in the firestorm of the last battles of the World War II. Day-by-day sorties, operational situation, loses and victories - you will find it all in this book. Some of the topics are: Operations in Mediterranean region 1942-1943, Tactical markings, Transport sorties on the Southern Sector in the Eastern Front, Evacuation of the Crimea (very important!), Operation Rosselsprung (Attentat on Tito), Balkans and Aegean, Allied Invasion in North-West Europe, Eastern Front 1944-1945 etc. So the the scene is created. Thus Luftwaffe fans will receive their satisfaction.

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