By Michael Ullmann
A lot has been written concerning the Luftwaffe, yet no element has been extra debatable than the query of camouflage and markings of the plane. during this finished learn, writer Michael Ullmann follows the advance and use of many colours and establishes the hyperlinks among the then-standard RAL shades and people followed by means of the German Air Ministry. utilizing a lot unique documentation, he finds how and why those finishes have been built and utilized to either army and Lufthansa plane in such aspect that any one with an curiosity within the topic, even if a historian, scale modeler, or plane preservationist can recreate Luftwaffe shades with remarkable accuracy. Supplemented by means of greater than three hundred images, greater than forty drawings, sixteen pages of unique colour airplane profiles, and a hugely exact chart of genuine paint chips, Luftwaffe shades 1935-1945 offers a striking perception into the artwork of worldwide warfare II German camouflage markings.
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