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"Complete Book of World War II Combat Aircraft"

Post by subskipper » 10 Apr 2002 17:41

I was thinking of buying Enzo Angelucci's and Paulo Matricardi's book "Complete Book of World War II Combat Aircraft" and wanted to hear what you guys think of it. How much info is there and of what sort?

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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 10 Apr 2002 18:56

Henric

I've seen it and similar, remember there can only be a superficial amount in books covering large areas. For some aircraft types (ME-109, B-17, etc) I have more than a dozen titles and all are on the aircraft itself (not unit histories). By country there are very good single vols such as William Green's "Warplanes of the Third Reich" and Smith "German Aircraft of the Second World War" if covering Germany. Similar detailed (text and photos) quality titles exist for other countries as well.

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Post by subskipper » 10 Apr 2002 19:29

Thanks for the input Mark! I'll look around some more and see what I can find.


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Post by Erich » 10 Apr 2002 23:01

Henric :

I would be so careful with those generic books as previously mentioned you will not receive thourough information regarding info on the a/c. Try the seperate a/c types. There are plenty of Allied and German aircraft books to delight the conisseuer, or even try the fighter group histories. At least here you will find info on the pilots and the aircraft they flew with interesting colour and marking schemes.

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Post by subskipper » 11 Apr 2002 00:28

Erich,

Yeah, I know. But at times I find that some sort of overview of what a/c types were used by a certain country would be very helpfull. On these occasions the detail need not be so great since there are other sources to check for that if necessary. :)



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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 11 Apr 2002 09:27

Henric

If you need books on certain catagories, countries or specific types ask. I have a good number of development/data type books. I can save you some bad buys. Unit histories are outside my interest as I study development of the aircraft itself. My library covers German, RAF, US and Japanese aircraft.

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Post by subskipper » 11 Apr 2002 10:03

Thanks for the help Mark! I'll most certainly ask before I buy. :)




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Post by mike262752 » 17 Apr 2002 02:21

I have that book. I only bought it because it was on sale at a book store. try to be, the holy grail of information. Its a good book for quick refrences and general overviews. But its not, and doesnt

Like I said, I only got it because it was on sale (15$), I wouldnt pay to much for it.

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Post by Logan Hartke » 17 Apr 2002 16:21

Mark Yerger wrote:Henric

I've seen it and similar, remember there can only be a superficial amount in books covering large areas. For some aircraft types (ME-109, B-17, etc) I have more than a dozen titles and all are on the aircraft itself (not unit histories). By country there are very good single vols such as William Green's "Warplanes of the Third Reich" and Smith "German Aircraft of the Second World War" if covering Germany. Similar detailed (text and photos) quality titles exist for other countries as well.

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As far as German aircraft go, I have to agree on Green's book. As for other good series, I suggest the Putnam Aeronautical line of books. They are all very good.
http://www.batsford.com/putnamaeronautical.html
The Squadron/Signal publications are all very good and I would highly recommend them. Another must have is Michael Green and Gordon Swanborough's "The Complete Book of Fighters : An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Every Fighter Aircraft Built and Flown". It is very good. Well, that's my two cents.

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Post by subskipper » 17 Apr 2002 20:50

Thanks for the link Logan!



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Post by Erich » 19 Apr 2002 05:00

Gentlemen :

I see that William Green's book Warplanes of the Third Reich has been mentioned. Is it still available somewhere here in the USA ? Just had an inquiry from a former night fighter pilot who would love to have a copy.....

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Post by Cantankerous » 31 Mar 2021 00:53

mike262752 wrote:
17 Apr 2002 02:21
I have that book. I only bought it because it was on sale at a book store. try to be, the holy grail of information. Its a good book for quick refrences and general overviews. But its not, and doesnt

Like I said, I only got it because it was on sale (15$), I wouldnt pay to much for it.

mike
This book is available on Amazon at the following link:
https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Wo ... 252&sr=8-1 (many used copies are available at a price of less than $11)

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