- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; New edition edition (14 Feb. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1853104132
- ISBN-13: 978-1853104138
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 0.9 x 27.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,001,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Wings of the Luftwaffe Paperback – Illustrated, 14 Feb 1998
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But the best feature is Cpt. Brown comparison between allied and the German fighters. He flew lots of them and from most of the sides involved (japan and USSR not described in this book). In my opinion, he has as much as a "free opinion " as possible in assessing the fighters. This is a must for the historian or the flight-simmer....
All this means that for anyone interested in WWII aviation both this book and it's companion Wings of the Navy (if you can find it!) are invaluable. If you REALLY want to know how good any of these aircraft were, this is your bible.
If you have any interest in the Luftwaffe then this book must be in your collection.
There are cutaways of all the planes and cockpit diagrams.
This book is and will remain a standard reference work on German warplanes. Eric Brown had the honour of test flying these planes shortly after the German surrender so you won't have any planes that were pensioned off by 1945, like the Ju 86, but all the major types are included, as well as the He 162 and the Me 163.
Well written articles describe the often weird aircraft, many of them very advanced compared to the rest of the world in 1945 - such as the "push-me-pull-you" engined Do335, the stunning fighter FW190/TA152, the beautiful jet Ar234 and the outstandingly dangerous rocket powered Me163.
An invaluable book of personal experience with these amazing machines, along with well selected photographs - both in live action and under test with RAF markings.
More detail of Eric Brown's flying exploits can be found in Wings on My Sleeve: The World's Greatest Test Pilot tells his story, which is also highly recommended, and adds further detail to the Luftwaffe tests.
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another fascinating book by the greatest test pilot of any generation , worth its weight in gold, and, nothing else like itPublished on 23 Mar. 2014 by MR SYLVESTER LAWSON
Really interesting book which clearly illustrates what an outstanding Test Pilot Captain Eric Brown RN was. Read morePublished on 30 Sept. 2012 by Peter Stroudley
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