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Bomber A/B, Zerstorer, Volksjager programmes?

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Are there any books that Exhaustively cover the Bomber A/B Programmes; also the Zersrorer And Volksjager Programmes? I reckon these would be "best-sellers" amongst WWII aviation enthusiasts - especially if organized on the lines of:

Joachim Dressel & Manfred Griehl [trans M. Shields] (1999)
The Luftwaffe Album
Brockhampton Press, UK
[ISBN 1-86019-798X]

In which the book is, fundamentally, split into "Fighters" and "Bombers" (and, maybe, "Zestorers")

If nothing else, i reckon - to pursue, Historically, the various Programmes - it would make a Great book
 

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Well, I can fully recommend the three-book-series "Geheimprojekte der Luftwaffe" by Dieter Herwig and Heinz Rode. The three volumes cover, respectively, fighters (incl. the "Volksjäger"), bombers (incl. the Bomber A/B program) and ground attack/special purpose/Kampfzerstörer aircraft.

If you're not comfortable reading German, the books are available from Amazon in an English translation (as are the original German language books, from Amazon.de) as "Luftwaffe secret projects", although I can't vouch for the quality of the translation.

Regards & all,

Thomas L. Nielsen
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"... although I can't vouch for the quality of the translation."

If they use the term "Kampfzerstörer", the quality of the translation is
at least doubtful ... ;)
 

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Lauge said:
Well, I can fully recommend the three-book-series "Geheimprojekte der Luftwaffe" by Dieter Herwig and Heinz Rode. The three volumes cover, respectively, fighters (incl. the "Volksjäger"), bombers (incl. the Bomber A/B program) and ground attack/special purpose/Kampfzerstörer aircraft.

If you're not comfortable reading German, the books are available from Amazon in an English translation (as are the original German language books, from Amazon.de) as "Luftwaffe secret projects", although I can't vouch for the quality of the translation.

Regards & all,

Thomas L. Nielsen
Denmark
there are version english of Midland Publishing !
 

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Jemiba said:
"... although I can't vouch for the quality of the translation."

If they use the term "Kampfzerstörer", the quality of the translation is
at least doubtful ... ;)

(To be spoken out very loudly while repeatedly banging the table, having first fixed a small piece of black duct-tape under your nose): "Zhe propper term for zhe airkraft zhat you Brittishers call a heavy fighter is zhe Kampfzerstörer! Verstanden, or do you vish for zhe total war ?" ;)

Regards & all,

Thomas L. Nielsen
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Thanks everyone... i consider myself "told" (re. "Kamfzestorer" terminology)
 

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LOL, Lauge...

I'm digging for the duct-Tape and practicing my best "Arnie" (faux Austrian) accent right now :p
 

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Gentleman, this is a very serious forum and, no, we not just have a scientific,
but (especially with regards to the younger people), a clear educational responsibility !
As you can read every day in german newspapers, the germans are a dwindling
nation, so their language may be extinct in a future not too far away.
So, we should try to save this language for the generations still to come !

Thank you very much for your attention ! ;D


Ok, sarcasm out, back to business ... ;)
 

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If you're not comfortable reading German, the books are available from Amazon in an English translation (as are the original German language books, from Amazon.de) as "Luftwaffe secret projects", although I can't vouch for the quality of the translation.

I can't remember any mistakes in the English translation of Ground Attack and Special Purpose aircraft I have. There is a fair amount of extra information included in the English version as well that emerged after publication in Germany (or the translator had some extra information himself). Its a good book but I'd be a bit wary of the text, especially the tone as they claim the German aircraft designers invented the MiG-15, the A-10 Thunderbolt and AWACS amongst other things. Lots of very nice pictures though.
 

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The three "Geheimprojekte der Luftwaffe" books are in my opinion not much more than some info from Novwarra's "Die deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945" with new, fancy color drawings (and 80% less aircraft types/info).
 

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Bodmas said:
As a (possible) stimulus to Thread conversations...
Are there any books that Exhaustively cover the Bomber A/B Programmes; also the Zersrorer And Volksjager Programmes? I reckon these would be "best-sellers" amongst WWII aviation enthusiasts -

if you can understand German

there is those books helpfull
Nowarra, Heinz
"Die Deutsche Luftrüstung 1933-1945" Part 1 to 4
Isbn 3763754644
1000 page with 700 Fotos and 2000 drawings.
i dont have it, but seems its the noplus ultra resource on WW2 German Aircraft !
http://www.amazon.de/Die-deutsche-Luftrüstung-1933-1945/dp/3763754644
 

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Oki, sorry about the joking - back to seriousness...

Thanks everyone for being so helpful. It appears that i might have a lot of mooching around the (second - hand) bookshops to do; then a LOT of reading B)

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Sorry, but my understanding of the German language is very poor :-[
but thanks for the excellent links, all
 
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