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Get it while it lasts,
This review is from: Aircraft of the Third Reich: Arado to Focke-Wulf v. 1 (Hardcover)
Excellent book that with the upcoming 2nd and 3rd volume no doubt will be the ultimate reference on everything the Luftwaffe has ever flown. Not only it includes domestic production, it includes captured aircraft and production aircraft of occupied countries. There are a couple of situations where the artwork was reused from some other titles, i can remember of David Donald's "Warplanes of the Luftwaffe", but this is the (very rare) exception, not the rule, so don't let this nitpicking discourage you - this is a book with a life of its own, which unlike other titles, doesn't relies on recycling existing material.
What more can i say. It's good to finally see books covering the not so famous airplanes that everyone knows about. The amount of photographs is astonishing, beautifully printed, and with a couple of exceptions, material that i haven't seen published anywhere else. There's also some posters and propaganda material. Regarding the colour profiles, a vast assortment, also original, enough to keep the modelling enthusiasts busy for months at least. There's always the issue of colour precision, but then again if you're picky about this, then you already know that not even the mechanics in the field followed the RLM guidelines and used whatever paints they had at hand, specially during the later years of the war as conditions deteriorated. Having said this, and as someone who has some experience in graphics arts, i cannot see anything abnormal with the reproduction of the colour profiles, nor with anything else in fact, it's beautifully printed.
Get it while it lasts, before second hand sellers start charging ludicrous prices for available copies.