Flugzeug Foto-Archiv Band 1
By Heinz Birkholz
Publisher: Flugzeug 1988 93 Pages
PDF 57 MB
Following the termination of the "modell magazin" Fo-to Archiv series, of which nine volumes appeared, and the fresh start with FLUGZEUG, I have often been asked whether this popular series could be recontinued. My answer has always been the same, "It will be continued!"
The first volume of the new series is duly presented herewith. It contains exactly 176 historic aircraft photos ranging from World War I to Bundeswehr machines of the mid-sixties nearly all of which are already out of service and thus veterans in their own right.
In this volume you will also find a considerable number of photographs which I originally presented in the one and only issue of PM-Foto-Revue in 1974. Due to the fact that the publishing company folded shortly after publication, the appearance of this 64-page magazine was almost completely "in camera". Now the readers who then made their valuable contributions available for publication have a chance to see the gems from their collections enlarged and in print.
The great majority of the photos remain hitherto unpublished and should provide a new untapped source of information for collector and archive alike as well as offering the modeller new impetus in terms of new camouflage schemes and conversion work.
With the commencement of this series another step has been taken towards preserving irreplaceable photographs documenting the historical and technical development of aviation for future generations. In the hope that this first volume in its new form will meet with your approval, may I also thank all those readers who have contributed to it.