Luftwaffe im Focus 26 Review


As usual, the book came from the publishers in Germany in a sturdy cardboard envelope and also wrapped in tissue paper. The publisher will be spending 2017 producing more Luftwaffe im Focus and U-Boot im Focus magazines after concentrating on their excellent To The Gates of Moscow with the 3rd Panzer Division book last year. That book was reviewed here.

The photos are all published in a large scale and high quality on glossy paper. The text is in both English and German and the English translation is perfect. The captions and text are in depth and well researched. A magazine for historically interested people and modellers alike.

  • Authors: Axel Urbanke
  • Publisher:Luftverlag-Start
  • Language: German/English
  • Release date: April 2016
  • ISBN: 978-3-941437-31-9
  • Size: Soft cover, A4 size
  • Pages: 54
  • Paper: Glossy
  • Photos: 51 b&w photos, 4 colour photos and two colour profiles.
  • Price: varies but in N.America and airmail it is 22.80 Euro – about $24.00 US.

Table of contents for this issue:

  • Liaison Aircraft
  • Editorial
  • Reader’s Forums
  • Training Aircraft
  • Fighters: Fw 190 A-2, Bf 109 F-4/Z, Fw 190
  • Night fighters: Do 217 J, Ju 88 G-6
  • Bombers: Ju88 S-3, Ju 188 A-2
  • Personal Emblems
  • Colour Photos: Ju 86 V24
  • Tails: Fw 190
  • Aircraft in Focus: Fw200 KG40
  • Unknown Emblems
  • Documents
  • Photos with a Story
  • Scenery
  • Unusual
  • Seaplanes

This issue is, as always, full of photos you are guaranteed to have not seen before. The research is excellent and each photo is fully described in both the captions and the accompanying text for the articles. Luftwaffe im Focus remains at the forefront of Luftwaffe research. If you’re interested in the Luftwaffe and want to see new material, then this is a publication for you.

Highly recommended for both modellers and Luftwaffe enthusiasts.
If you’re going to buy a copy, do it soon as once they’re gone, they get expensive on the second-hand market and they don’t get republished very often. I think so far only issues 1-3 got reprinted and they sold out very quickly.

Luftwaffe im Focus 26 is available from the publisher.

Paul Tosney – Editor
ModelBuilder International


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