Luftwaffe Bombers

The German bomber fleet operated as a terror weapon of the Nazi regime during the early years of the Second World War - bombing and killing thousands of innocent civilians during the Blitz
Date Published :
January 2019
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Contributor(s) :
Claes Sundin
Language:
English
Illustration :
200 Profiles
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Overview
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The German bomber fleet operated as a terror weapon of the Nazi regime during the early years of the Second World War – bombing and killing thousands of innocent civilians during the Blitz. As the tide of battle turned, the Luftwaffe’s attention was refocused on the deserts of North Africa and the frozen steppes of the Eastern Front, where bombers and ground-attack aircraft played a key role in supporting German army units.

Luftwaffe Bombers offers more than 200 highly detailed full color profiles from world renowned artist Claes Sundin, covering all of Germany’s most famous bomber, dive-bomber, close-support and ground-attack types – the Dornier Do 17 and Do 217, Heinkel He 111 and He 177, Junkers Ju 87, Ju 88 and Ju 188, Henschel Hs 123 and Hs 129, Focke-Wulf Fw 190, Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Me 262, and Arado 234.

The markings of aircraft piloted by famous and infamous German bomber and anti-tank ‘aces’ such as Ju 87 tank-buster extraordinaire Hans-Ulrich Rudel, the leader of the world’s first jet-bomber strike Dieter Lukesch and Hs 123 Knight’s Cross holder Josef‘Bazi’ Menapace are meticulously reproduced, based on original photographs, alongside a wide range of schemes from every year of the war and every front.

Offering a host of different color schemes and detailed notes, this is indispensable reading for enthusiasts and modelers alike

About The Author
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Illustrator and author Claes Sundin was born in 1957 and lives in the southern part of Sweden. Since finishing four years of studies at the University of Uppsala, he has been active as a teacher, marketer, photographer, and art director, among other occupations. Since childhood, Claes has had a strong interest in everything concerning the combat aircraft of the Second World War and later. This interest stems from the time when he, as a boy of seven, starting building and collecting plastic scale models. Simultaneously, he has been a keen draftsman for as long as he can remember, as well as an accomplished CGI artist in more recent years. At present, Claes is producing books, writing articles, and lecturing. Up to now he has produced more than 2000 CGI profiles, mostly of aircraft but also of Second World War armor.