No airforce in the Second World War would make more use of captured planes than the Luftwaffe. With this in mind, Jean-Louis Roba has undergone a considerable amount of work in tracking down hundreds of aircraft used by the Luftwaffe and illustrating their uses, careers and eventual fates. The book examines the full history of foreign planes in the Luftwaffe, from its inception in the prewar years to the end of the Second World War. More than just an account of the Luftwaffe’s use of captured aircraft, the book debunks myths about how prepared the Germans were for war in 1939, and shows how important even such an unreliable source of supplies as captured planes would become to the Luftwaffe. Translated into English for the first time, Roba’s investigative work is supported by over a hundred pictures of the planes themselves, and gives a rare opportunity to see British and American planes repainted in German colours and symbols.
This book has a most unusual title and topic. Covering a subject that has had very little treatment, if any, since World War 2 (WW2) the author has produced a superb account. He has broken... [read full review]Military Archive Research.com
Purely as a photo album of rare and interesting wartime photos this book would be hard to beat and it can be wholeheartedly recommended to anyone with an interest in World War Two aircraft and... [read full review]Neil Robinson, Military Aircraft Monthly
An amazing collection of rare original Luftwaffe photographs of captured Allied aircraft in Luftwaffe service. A great reference for aviation enthusiasts and model makers. Highly recommended!Control Towers.co.uk
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