FW-190 In Foreign Service, Captured Butcherbords Volume 2, by J Jackiewicz, S Fleischer and R Bock
Published by Kecay, 100 pages. Paperback - c.20cm by 28.5cm (N5839X1)
This book provides a fascinting history of German Focke-Wulf 190 Fighter aircraft that served in the air forces of other nations during the Second World War, including the air forces of the USSR, France, Franco's Spain, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, Sweden, Japan, RSA, Turkey, Czechoslovakia and Poland. The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, as well as several drawings (in colour) showing individual profiles of aircraft with different designs and camoflauge markings.
From the introduction: This book.... is the second volume devoted to captured and post-war Focke Wulf FW-190 Butcherbirds. We hope that this publication creates a compendium on non-German FW-190s.... The result of our work is a new set of illustrations with paintings and emblems of the planes in Soviet, South African, Yugoslavian, Japanese, Romanian, Hungarian, Spanish, Turkish and French colours. A separate chapter is devoted to planes interned in neutral Sweden and for the enigmatic use of Butcherbirds by Poland and Czechoslovakia. Many of the photographs are published for the first time.
Condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs but is clean and tidy, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is very light spine roll along the left hand edge, and the left and right hand sides of the book curve gently upwards from where the book has been stored flat on the shelves.