Casemate Publishers | German Fighter Aircraft in World War I
Reviewed by Kevin Williams
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Author(s): Mark C. Wilkins
Publishing date: 2019
ISBN: 978-1-61200-6192 (Hardbound)
Quite similar to the companion volume (British Fighter Aircraft in WWI), this volume explores fighter aircraft on the German side. Printed on good quality paper, this particular volume (hardbound), is just brimming with photos, utilizing both wartime images, as well as photos of restored and new build machines.
Obviously, kits exist in our scale, of many of the aircraft highlighted in this book.
Worthy of note, is the inclusion of several profile illustrations from well known aviation artist Ronny Bar; a very nice plus indeed, and one that recommends this book even more.
Photos are broken down by section, those being:
- The Taube
- Halberstadt Flugzeugzelte
- Fokker Flugzeugwerke
- Albatros Flugzeugwerke
- LFG Roland and Pfalz Flugzeugwerke
- Production Methodology
- Siemens-Schuckert Werke
- Armaments and Engines
There are also several appendices, as well as Notes, Bibliography and an Index.
The numerous photos & illustrations obviously form the backbone of this book, and for me, this is a true blessing, as I can never seem to get enough great photos, and this book certainly has them aplenty. Factory shots, restoration/new air-frame construction, combined with the wonderful Ronny Bar color profiles, makes this book a sure-fire winner for the WWI aviation enthusiast and modeler alike.
For any and all fans of WWI German fighter aircraft/designs, this book is bound to please.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this book as a solid 10, no question about it. Topping out at roughly 192 pages of iconic WWI German fighter aircraft facts, anecdotes and history, it is highly recommended.
My review copy compliments of Casemate Publishers. Thanks a ton to Casemate, it's a truly awesome piece of reference work, and one that will surely fill the bill for any WWI aviation enthusiast/modeler that has a passion for German fighters from the Great War era.
© Kevin Williams 2022
This review was published on Tuesday, November 01 2022; Last modified on Sunday, November 06 2022