Erik Mombeeck is well known among Luftwaffe enthusiasts for his detailed Jagdwaffe unit histories. Now Erik has decided to open up his huge photo archive to the rest of us in the form of a monograph series. Two books a year are planned and each issue will be a large format softcover landscape booklet/monograph of some 50-60 pages of photos supported by some text (pilot accounts) and profile artworks by Thierry Dekker. Issue 1 has just been published and I can guarantee that Luftwaffe modellers will love this - the colour is fabulous! As can be seen from the page views presented here there are some exciting subjects covered including 'emblem', 'camouflage' and 'equipment' photo galleries, illustrated with rare pictures and superb profile artwork. Highlights include a period colour Ju88 gallery & lots of Bf 109 Emils in Battle of Britain schemes. One of the ideas behind this new photo book series was that it should serve as a shop window for Erik Mombeeck's bigger unit histories, so in this first issue there are pages devoted to JG1, JG2, JG26 and so forth. One of the 'aims' of author/publisher Mombeeck was to produce a quality publication and situate it somewhere between Eagle Editions' 'WOTBC' and Kagero Topcolours. Given that this booklet is VERY reasonably priced I think he has succeeded. 'Luftwaffe Gallery' is available direct from Erik via his website http://www.luftwaffe.be
or via outlets such as the Aviation Bookshop in the UK.
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