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Maybe is not a Flitzer mock-up:
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I think this is FWII:
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Interesting point - you could be right - though the 'intake' ring at the front seems a little too small.
Same size as the other, Ta-183

It might be possible to prove it one way or another. It would depend on when it snowed in Germany during 1944! I did try to find meteorological records for the period but drew a blank. If it didn't snow until after mid-December, you're probably right.
 

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Maybe is not a Flitzer mock-up:
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I think this is FWII:
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Interesting point - you could be right - though the 'intake' ring at the front seems a little too small.
Same size as the other, Ta-183

It might be possible to prove it one way or another. It would depend on when it snowed in Germany during 1944! I did try to find meteorological records for the period but drew a blank. If it didn't snow until after mid-December, you're probably right.
Dan, you're doing a thorough job! We all thank you for that!
 

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Looks pretty convincing, though presumably it applies to the original straight-spine version of Projekt Mittelhuber than the later curved spine version, which would place the photo in January 1945...
 

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Fits better at the spine but not so well on the nose. Nevertheless, it does appear to be Projekt Mittelhuber. I just called the printers and apparently they haven't started plating the pages yet so the captions on p139 can and will be altered accordingly - thanks for the help Zizi!

EDIT: The printers have now been sent a revised version of p139 and I'm told that printing will commence tomorrow.
 
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Fits better at the spine but not so well on the nose. Nevertheless, it does appear to be Projekt Mittelhuber. I just called the printers and apparently they haven't started plating the pages yet so the captions on p139 can and will be altered accordingly - thanks for the help Zizi!

EDIT: The printers have now been sent a revised version of p139 and I'm told that printing will commence tomorrow.
What finally became the caption?
 

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Some sample pages:
 

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First sample back from the printers. The rest are due to arrive today. This is the 'spot UV' cover version, limited to 300 copies, which shows off Ronnie Olsthoorn's artwork. You can only really see the title when you tilt the book into the light. I'll be signing and numbering 'the 300' next Wednesday and they'll go out to everyone who's bought them immediately thereafter. It's only available direct from Mortons.
The regular edition (not pictured), of which I think there are 2000 copies, has the title printed in black on the front. The RRP is the same for both versions - £27.50/$39.99.
The book is 336 pages long, has 600 illustrations, runs to about 150,000w and has all source material fully referenced (something like 500 primary source documents, although several thousand relevant primary source documents were checked - along with many more which turned out to be not so relevant), for those who care about such things.

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Looking forward to receiving my copy as I ordered a bunch of your stuff when it was first announced.
 

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Have received my copy today, number 34 of 300 . . . I wasn't expecting to get a limited signed copy . . . :eek: :D
Good service from the publisher, too. Ordered on Tuesday last, arrived today.
A (very) quick look bears out what has been posted on this thread already, The way that the various projects have been grouped by requirement, rather than manufacturer, greatly helps with the understanding of their development, and how they relate to one another.
A minor gripe, I would have liked to have seen a heavier paper used, compared to say Chris Gibson's books, or the 'Convair Advanced Projects' books, (I had one to hand . . .) the pages in this book do feel a little . . . flimsy. But then I was a litho printer for 30 years, so I'm a 'Paper snob' . . . :p
Overall, though, well worth the purchase price, hell, it's worth it just for the illustrations.

cheers,
Robin.
 

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Have received my copy today, number 34 of 300 . . . I wasn't expecting to get a limited signed copy . . . :eek: :D
Good service from the publisher, too. Ordered on Tuesday last, arrived today.
A (very) quick look bears out what has been posted on this thread already, The way that the various projects have been grouped by requirement, rather than manufacturer, greatly helps with the understanding of their development, and how they relate to one another.
A minor gripe, I would have liked to have seen a heavier paper used, compared to say Chris Gibson's books, or the 'Convair Advanced Projects' books, (I had one to hand . . .) the pages in this book do feel a little . . . flimsy. But then I was a litho printer for 30 years, so I'm a 'Paper snob' . . . :p
Overall, though, well worth the purchase price, hell, it's worth it just for the illustrations.

cheers,
Robin.

Thanks Robin!
 

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My copy arrived today, number 127 of 300. I haven't had time to more than flip through it, but what I saw looks highly promising.
 

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Finally got my copy! Although I had all Dan`s previous bookazines I could find a lot of new stuff here so, well worth the buy. My favorite novelty? The huge Focke-Wulf twin-boom night-fighter "Entwurf II", with a fantastic annular radiator, radar dish at the protruding diffusor and, for those who love aircraft engines, the side view of what was the Argus As 413, matching the unidentified project portrayed in page 149 of "Flugmotoren und Strahltriebwerke". Great!!!
 

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Just adding this "goodie" to radar buffs: on pages 261 and 262 (specially the latter one) you can see the location of a FuG 224/240 Berlin antenna in the wing tip (extended) of the Dornier P 254/1. Amazing what a higher resolution image can show!
 
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Two days ago mine arrived too. I had some trouble getting it via amazon, but finally... I only can secon Wurger: this is a real rich source and very well illustrated. A very good upgrading from the bookazine (more information, more sources, more joy). Have a good read!
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Dan's latest Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe volume arrived with a thump in the post this morning. A beautifully produced and extensivly illustrated book, very very impressive and highly recommended indeed, thoroughly researched and is sure to become the primary reference on the subject. (loved the 'ghost titling' cover format too, mine is 163/300, which shows Ronnie Olsthoorn's artwork well)

heres to further volumes in the series :)
 
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My copy arrived today, number 127 of 300. I haven't had time to more than flip through it, but what I saw looks highly promising.

I hope it lives up to the promise.
I finished it this morning and it definitely lived up to the promise. I am very much looking forward to future volumes. Superb coverage that does an excellent job of putting everything in context.
 

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I received my copy of the book, here in Oz, a short time ago. I went through Morton's to purchase the book, and I would have to say that they have been terrific in replying to my query's concerning this book and others of a similar nature previously purchased. The quality of this book is terrific, and though only a brief view has been taken to get a feel of its worth (information-based that is), my feeling is that it will easily measure up to, and pass, anything put out by other parties. The comprehensive listing of references, in itself, is noteworthy. My copy is number 208 of 300. Well done Mr Sharp!
 

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I am lucky to have copy number 103. As others have said, the UV cover looks great and the content is superb! I really appreciate the extensive list of references provided, too. Most other books published on the subject fail to even come close to Mr Sharp's work.
 

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I finally got my copy of the volume, via ebay. It's very well put together. However: My copy has been incorrectly bound! That is, it was bound upside down inside the main covers. You have to flip the book upside down, and start with the rear cover (in upside down format) and open the book, and there is the beginning of the book....But my hat is off to you, Dan Sharp, the book's contents are top notch.
 

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I hope you'll do the same kind of book for other kind of aircraft ,going to get mine this weekend
 

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finally got my copy and I must say that I like it ,the document are way bigger than the bookazine wich is a + to me ,I like the document on the Me P1099/P1100 wich I shall use for my revell model and the other novelty (even the intro got new document) ,the me 328 documentation shall be use for my me 328 from huma and my other on going build (more than 10 to do....) , I guess the profile are for the 2021 book right? and regarding the cover,I don't know why but the triebflügel remind of the fw 190 D13 yellow 10 ,so overall good book!
 
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