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Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Vorlander » 27 Nov 2012, 12:46

just received the following books in the post.

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nice pictures and big letters. Easy to read.

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Re: Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Bauernopfer » 01 Dec 2012, 01:57

Got them, too!
Nice books. Sadly not enough pictures of planes (especially Pfalz D.III and D.IIIa)

But nevertheless... good choice!
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Unread post by J5_Bäumer » 01 Dec 2012, 21:45

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Re: Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Wolf » 03 Dec 2012, 08:27

Thanks V

I added them to my Xmas list....
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Unread post by J5_Vorlander » 07 Dec 2012, 12:47

the following books have been ordered.


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Unread post by J5_Bauernopfer » 09 Dec 2012, 12:28

Good choice, V!!!
I have all of them, too.

My favourite book is (beside the Jasta 5 books):
The Pfalz Aircraft!

Loooots of nice pictures there!

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Re: Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Matthias » 24 Dec 2012, 15:39

For those looking for holiday reads and last minute gifts I recommend the following two items:

1. Fighter Combat: Tactics and Maneuvering, by Robert Shaw
http://astore.amazon.com/jas5-20/detail/0870210599
This is mentioned in our J5 training manuals as a reference and recommended read. While a bit dry, it is absolutely worth the time and effort - I'm actually reading it while I'm away for the holidays. It's particularly good because it explains how the different tactics can be combined together in succession to change the nature of the engagement. I see a lot of fights where pilots get stuck into a level or slightly nose down turn and just sit there hoping to win the turn for a guns tracking shot. I used to do that a lot myself, and then a wingman or a latecomer to the fight would come down and bag me if my opponent didn't outturn me himself. This will help you figure out ways of breaking out of situations like that and ending the fight quicker so that those annoying Spads and such don't have time to come down on you unawares or just line up for a pass on your level turn and fill you full of holes with a snapshot.

Lots of other great concepts and information we could practice and use in ROF like Shotais, vertical/barrel roll weaves, placement/coordination of fighter sweeps/CAPs around targets, 2 on 2 engagement tactics to isolate 1 bogey and then concentrate on a second, etc.

2. The Zeppelin in Combat: A History of the German Naval Airship Division
http://www.amazon.com/The-Zeppelin-Comb ... at+history
Because zeppelins are cool and I still hold out hope that we're going to see them on the Channel Map as AI units as escort (German) and interception (British) objectives. Also interesting because this guy has done so much research on both sides that this book is arguably more accurate and definitive than the "official" records maintained by the British Imperial War Museum regarding the fate of certain airships during the war.
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Re: Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Vorlander » 24 Dec 2012, 18:28

Thank for the info Matthias,

I will sure get fighter combat be Robert Shaw soon.

I received the first two books of Jack Herris today.

1. Pfalz aircraft of WW1
2. Development of German warplanes in WW1.

They are wonderful books with stunning photos. I'm still waiting for the last 3 books.

Get them.
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Re: Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Wolf » 26 Dec 2012, 19:49

Here's one I just picked up and it was at Amazon. They are going for rediculous prices on Ebay!

http://www.amazon.com/Who-Downed-Aces-N ... owned+aces
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Re: Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Vorlander » 28 Dec 2012, 13:29

I ordered 2 more books. Spending to much cash on it at the moment :D

The Blue Max Airmen vol1 and vol2

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193588 ... 00_s00_i01
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193588 ... 00_s00_i00

Just a quick review on "Development of German warplanes in WW1"
It's a must read about the development of aircraft classes ( two seaters, bombers and fighters)

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Re: Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Lupfsch » 31 Dec 2012, 12:11

I saw that you bought a lot of books about WWI Vorlander.
I'm missing 2 books you defenitly buy.
The 1st is "Vorlander in Wonderland" it's a parody on Alice...... Yoy can read that book for yous son when he geos to bed.
The 2st is surely a must-have for you: "Shooting elephants in a Pfalz D3a' published in 1916 by L. Rozema Verlag Gmbh in Groningen and translated ibto Englisg by J5-Lupfsch.

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Unread post by J5_Vorlander » 31 Dec 2012, 13:58

J5_Lupfsch wrote:I saw that you bought a lot of books about WWI Vorlander.
I'm missing 2 books you defenitly buy.
The 1st is "Vorlander in Wonderland" it's a parody on Alice...... Yoy can read that book for yous son when he geos to bed.
The 2st is surely a must-have for you: "Shooting elephants in a Pfalz D3a' published in 1916 by L. Rozema Verlag Gmbh in Groningen and translated ibto Englisg by J5-Lupfsch.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Funny Dutchman

:mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Voss » 31 Dec 2012, 19:55

I think you guys are the reincarnation on booze of the JaSta5 triumvirate. Politically correct books usually don't elaborate on the practice of alcohol inflicted strikes, but if ever there were any, you guys know your history !!! I humbly bow. And I praise myself and the JaSta for having you as fellow pilots. I wish I could drink and fly at the same time like you do.

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Re: Holiday reads

Unread post by J5_Vorlander » 31 Dec 2012, 20:36

My girl!

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