- Hardcover: 344 pages
- Publisher: Eagle Editions Ltd.; 1st edition (November 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0976103451
- ISBN-13: 978-0976103455
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.2 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,574,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Focke-Wulf 190 Dora Volume One 1st Edition
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About the Author
As a historian, Jerry Crandall s main interest is WWII, specifically the air war over Europe. Due to his extensive study and the need for this valuable information to be preserved Crandall has created numerous paintings, prints and has written several books on this topic. In his quest for historical accuracy he has interviewed pilots who have served in WWII, Korea, the cold war and post war seeking invaluable first hand information for his research. Through the years he has amassed a large collection of rare photos of WWII aircraft highlighting extremely rare images of Luftwaffe fighters plus he has collected personal interview tapes with pilots and crew members, actual aircraft parts and other aviation related materials. He worked at McDonnell DouglasAircraft Company as an aviation artist; has been a guest on numerous radio and television talk shows including the NBC Sunday show in LA twice, and the Mike Douglas Televisions shows. He was a guest on the Navy Carrier USS Nimitz gathering knowledge of modern day Naval operations. Featured articles about Jerry Crandall and his work have appeared in many magazines; FLIGHT, PRINTS, COLLECTORS MART, SOUTHWEST ART, MAN AT ARMS, AIR CLASSICS, INTERNATIONAL AIR REVIEW, US ART, THE CHALLENGE AVIATION ART SERIES and more. Listed in WHO S WHO IN AMERICAN ART, THE INTERNATIONAL WHO S WHO OF CONTEMPORARY ACHIEVEMENT, and WHO S WHO IN THE WEST, he is also featured in CONTEMPORARY WESTERN ARTISTS. Too, his artwork can be found in many private as well as museum collections such as the CONFEDERATE AIR FORCE, NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM IN D.C.; USAF MUSEUM DAYTON; NAVAL MUSEUM PENSACOLA; MONINO AIR MUSEUM, MOSCOW and at the Headquarters of the ITALIAN AIR FORCE. He is a member of the ASAA, the Luftwaffe Circle, the Luftwaffe Verband, IPMS, FRIEND OF THE AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES, THE GEMEINSCHAFT DER JAGDFLIEGER and many others. Through the years he has arranged for various History Channel and A&E programs to feature and interview n
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If you have a passion for World War II aviation these books are a must own. The amount of work that is put into obtaining only accurate and correct information on the German Luftwaffe is unsurpassed. Even the quality of the materials used to print the book is impressive.
The research and documenting of pilots log books personal diaries and squadron records really tell a complete story of the events and air battles.
For Luftwaffe camouflage aficionados (and you know who you are) the notorious and better documented planes of JG 6 such as "Black (blue!) 12" and "chevron punkt" (<. ) receive even greater elucidation. For other aircraft of note such as "Michalski" and "Black 8" which would seem to forever be shrouded in uncertainty as to the nature of their true appearance, we have revelation from all angles, many in color. We also find that despite the governmental directives to the contrary by the RLM, the paint scheme consisting of the grays 74 and 75 was used on late model planes right up to the end of the war. With the D9 the entire aircraft might be painted this way or in numerous other cases just the wings, depending on the place of manufacture. The late war greens and browns are in clear display as well.
Hats off to Crandall's sleuthing ability in garnering so much interesting new material and in presenting it so elegantly. It was about time somebody thought to check out the old film archives in the Library of Congress and elsewhere for glimpses of the Long Nose in black and white and color film clips. Other researchers worth their salt will surely make greater use of this valuable resource. In addition to the photographs, the accounts of some of the men who actually flew the D9 are also fascinating. I highly recommend purchasing Volume One but hold off on Volume Two -- I want first crack at buying Volume Two for myself.
Jerry has been at it longer than many of us have been alive, me included, at 45 years old. He is largely responsible for bringing the worlds only surviving FW 190 D-13 "Yellow 10" to light and life again. This story can be read in his book published by Eagle Editions Ltd. and titled "Yellow 10 The Story of the Ultra Rare Fw 190 D-13" ISBN 0-9660706-3-1.
Back to this book...The book is loaded with new information on the Dora, Excellent photos abound, many in color and previously unpublished, also Tom Tullis has provided 72 beautiful color profiles.
There is a brief history of prototype and development along with a detailed study of the five known gun cowel types by factory.
The book has many excerpts from one of my favorite Dora pilots personal Diary, Hans Dortenmann who flew the same aircraft W.Nr. 210003, this was the first Dora in service, and Dortenmann flew it from the day he picked it up when brand new, until wars end. It includes his touching story of his good bye and the destruction of his trusty bird by his own hand.
This book includes combat stories and first hand accounts of D-9 pilots of III./JG54, JG2, IV./JG3, JG26, JG51 and my favorite JG/301, also included is an explanation of the tactical markings and colors used by JG 301, that has been an area of controversy for many years.
There are many pilot first impressions and Flugbuch excerpts, as well as situation reports of JG2 Dora 9 activity during the March 1945 attacks on the Ramagen bridge.
Koichiro Abe has produced accurate and very detailed scale drawings of the D-9, D-9/R5 and the D-9 with the Ta152 tail.
There are many other surprises included in the book and at 6 lbs....well you get the idea, and this is only Vol I.
Believe me, you will be recommending this book to your friends.