Fledgling Eagles - Luftwaffe Training Aircraft 1933-1945, by Barry Ketley
Book published by Classic in 2009, 96 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4980)
Brand New Book
Luftwaffe aircrew and specialists had to pass through a detailed and extensive trainign programme before participating in active service, and this book provides an excellent assessment of the various stages of pilot and flight training, alongside a varied and fascinating selection of photographs and artwork profiles.
All levels of the Luftwaffe training system before and during the war are covered including elementary and advanced training schools, fighter, bomber, dive-bomber and ground-attack, night fighter and heavy fighters, weapons, signals and formation and instructors' schools. Many different aircraft are also included from dedicated training machines such as the, Ar 68 and Bu 131 biplanes to the Ar 96 and Fw 56 advanced trainers. Virtually all main front line types are examined including the famous Bf 109 and Do 17, as well as the twin-seat Fw 190, Me 262, and even Me163s.
Continuing the narrative excellence and impressive artwork that enthusiasts have come to expect from this series, this new volume is the perfect addition to the collection, and will be essential reading for aviation historians. Modellers too will find the artworks and side profiles invaluable in recreating the many aircraft of the Luftwaffe.