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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by J. Duncan » 20 Jan 2022 10:22

Thanks Bill.

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by Cantankerous » 21 Feb 2022 03:01

There is a new book about advanced projects for the Kriegsmarine scheduled for release in May:
https://www.usni.org/press/books/secret ... iegsmarine

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by J. Duncan » 22 Feb 2022 02:16

Far out. Never heard of these type of projects.
Thanks for contributing to thread. Hope to see more various titles coming out in 2022.

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by VanillaNuns » 25 Feb 2022 04:08

J. Duncan wrote:
09 Jan 2022 08:42
Finished “Hitler’s Court “ - I give it a C-. It never got more interesting. She did her research, many many endnotes, however it reads like a report and I found it quite dull. Something new I learned, Wilhelm Bruckner was implicated in possible foul play but was cleared as it was determined the young girl he was dating and took to his room committed suicide when he wasn’t there. Not a single photograph within the book either! Her Eva Braun book was much better.
You've saved me £18 as I had this on my Amazon list for next month. I trust your judgement though and any historical book without photographs at all is enough to start alarm bells ringing.

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by Isee8836 » 26 Feb 2022 15:17

Cantankerous wrote:
21 Feb 2022 03:01
There is a new book about advanced projects for the Kriegsmarine scheduled for release in May:
https://www.usni.org/press/books/secret ... iegsmarine
Someone already got this book, but according to the following link, its content is a little disappointing:
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/thread ... ost-519962

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by Cantankerous » 26 Feb 2022 16:47

Isee8836 wrote:
26 Feb 2022 15:17
Cantankerous wrote:
21 Feb 2022 03:01
There is a new book about advanced projects for the Kriegsmarine scheduled for release in May:
https://www.usni.org/press/books/secret ... iegsmarine
Someone already got this book, but according to the following link, its content is a little disappointing:
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/thread ... ost-519962
If Scott Lowther (who recently published a book about the origin and evolution of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet and B-52 Stratofortress) got a copy of the book, is it possible that the publisher and several online shopping outlets may move the release date of the book forward once more copies of that volume come hot off the printer, given that the publishing house for this book lists a release date of May 15, 2022?

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by Cantankerous » 07 Apr 2022 04:57

I found the following forthcoming titles at Mortons Books:
1. Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe: Messerschmitt Me 262
2. Secret Projects Of The Luftwaffe In Profile
3. Eagles Of The Luftwaffe: Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor
4. Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe, Volume 2: Bombers 1939-1945

The book Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe, Volume 2: Bombers 1939-1945 is the low-hanging fruit among the above-listed forthcoming titles from Mortons Books because, as an expanded version of the 2016 bookazine Luftwaffe: Secret Bombers of the Third Reich, it will contain previously unpublished and newly unearthed details and company documents regarding Focke-Wulf's 1941-1942 intercontinental bomber projects, drawings of known design studies for the Messerschmitt P.1107 and P.1108, and perhaps details regarding the Messerschmitt Bf 165, the revised Junkers Ju 85 submission to the Bomber A competition, Heinkel long-range bomber designs like the He 277, P.1064, and P.1072, and the little-known Heinkel P.1070 tailless jet bomber.

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by richcarrick » 15 Apr 2022 18:29

Hi guys

I will be publishing the next Chandos Publications book in the next few months, on the Do 17/215 'Kauz' night fighters

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by VanillaNuns » 15 Apr 2022 19:42

The 3 volume trilogy by Jaroslav Cvancara: "Nekomu zivot, nekomu smrt" about life in the Protectorate between 1939 and 1945 is being republished.

The first volume comes out in June.

Many books about Operation Anthropoid which have been out of print, are being republished this year for the 80th year anniversary.

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Post by pinjarra » 07 May 2022 00:21

New book on German and Italian POWs in Australia
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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by Cantankerous » 13 Jun 2022 23:52

Hi all,

A new book about the Arado Ar 234 Blitz jet bomber (from Crécy Publishing) will be out this fall:
https://www.crecy.co.uk/arado-ar-234-blitz

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After Stalingrad Sequel

Post by Dann Falk » 14 Jun 2022 04:38

After a long delay due to real-world issues, my second book “The 7th Guards Army from Kursk to Prague 1943-1945” is now live on Amazon.com. This is a sequel to my first book “The 64th Army at Stalingrad 1942-1943.”

You will be able to find it on Amazon.com, paperback only, with a list price of $32.95. It features 77 custom maps, 44 tables and 56 historical photos. At 231,000 words and 548 pages this is a big book.

Check out my blog @ Falken Books.com, for further information.

Once again, I would like to thank all who purchased my Stalingrad book. Now you can follow this true story of the 64th/7th Guards Army to the end of the war.

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Post by JonathanCall » 13 Jul 2022 11:14

Thank you for books :)
Thank you for books, I was searching for a barber shop business plan online and while searching for it online, I found your post.

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by Cult Icon » 16 Jul 2022 17:05

Thanks for the books.

For me I just ordered the 7th Guards. There is a lack of english-language unit histories of Soviet Units, particularly late-war.

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Re: Forthcoming titles, 2022?

Post by Cantankerous » 20 Jul 2022 21:53

Hi,

The title of the forthcoming book from Tempest Books about the design, development, and evolution of the Messerschmitt Me 262 has been changed to Messerschmitt Me 262: Development and Politics and is now planned to be 300 pages long. As Dan Sharp explains at the Secret Projects Forum:
The original concept for the book was to rattle through the different 'secret projects' variants - setting them in context and describing them. I thought this would take about 25,000-30,000w and fit nicely into my Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe series as volume 3. I wouldn't be looking at the squadrons, the combat, the production - just the projects. As with my other books, I intended to base my writing solely on cited primary sources.
The Me 262 has been covered in so many books - usually with the 'projects' compiled into a single chapter or just listed. But those chapters/lists usually provide little or no timescale and little or no context, except where a variant was actually built and even more where it was built and used in combat.
The more I researched the Me 262's development, the more I realised that there was a huge story behind every single variant schemed. And in some cases, every single book on the Me 262 had got it wrong - including the Smith/Creek books which are otherwise the gold standard in Me 262 histories (although, crucially, they don't list their sources).
Take the Me 262 A-1a/U1 for example. Up till now, everyone has thought that this variant was intended to have six guns - 2 x MK 108 + 2 x MK 103 + 2 x MG 151. Doesn't this strike you as weird? Why? Why would anyone think that putting three different weapons in a single nose was a good/viable idea? Apparently literally nobody has ever questioned this before. When I came to look at the primary source material, it was immediately evident that the armament planned for the Me 262 A-1/U1 was 2 x MK 103 + 2 x MK 108 or 2 x MG 151. It was a four gun nose and there was simply a question mark over whether an MK 103/MK 108 or MK 103/MG 151 layout was better.
A test mule nose was made housing six guns purely so that 2 x MK 108 + 2 x MK 103 could be fired together, then 2 x MK 103 + 2 x MG 151 could be fired together without having to build a separate nose or swap the guns in and out. There was only one fuselage on the test range to which the nose could be attached and putting all the guns into one nose saved time. No-one ever seems to have been aware of this before.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Why was the Me 262 A-2/U2 originally designated Me 262 A-3? Why did they bother with a prone bombardier nose when they could've converted an Me 262 B-1 to create a bombardier position behind the pilot? It turns out that's exactly what Galland wanted, it's what Peltz wanted, and it's what Messerschmitt's project office thought was best. So why wasn't that variant built?
Why does everyone think that it was an acceptable idea to create a Mistel combination of two Me 262s or an Me 262 and a Ju 287? Jet aircraft and jet engines were in desprately short supply. Surely it would be crazy to plan on wasting one like that when there were so many life-expired airframes of other types lying around. And indeed this appears to have been the case. The primary sources all show that the Mistel 4 was an Me 262 paired with a Ju 88 - the Ju 88 getting a TV camera to account for the difference in speed after launch. But there is a known drawing of the 262/262 arrangement and not of the 262/88 arrangement. Could it be that every previous history of the 262 has been based on drawings rather than text documents?
And the list goes on. Every man and his dog has a theory about how much Hitler interfered in the Me 262's development, why the type was late into service (was it the engines? was it the bombs?). Nobody has ever presented a full explanation backed up by primary source material. I realised that I have sufficient primary sources to definitively answer that question.
So the 25,000-30,000w book became, over the course of a year, a 150,000w hardback. It still doesn't include anything on combat or the units - but it does provide a full development history, giving context and background for every variant based on fully cited and referenced primary sources.
I think anyone who reads it will be shocked to discover how much they didn't know about the Me 262. In terms of project status, I've just finished incorporating details of five Protokoll documents produced during the last days of March 1945 and I'm about to start on preparing the illustrations and captions. In other words, it's not far off being ready for the designer.
Two novel aspects of this forthcoming books that most people won't notice include the fact that the Me 609 designation was used NOT for a proposed twin-fuselage Messerschmitt Me 309 but instead as a cover designation for late-war, test-ready Me 262s, but also the Me 262A-3a designated being used for a proposed armored version of the Me 262A-1a and also as the initial designation for the Me 262A-2/U2 high-speed bomber version of the Me 262A-2 fighter-bomber with a glazed nose for the bombardier to sit in a prone position.

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