Schiffer, Pennsylvania, 1st ed., 1989. 246 pp., numerous photo-ills., + some ills. D.j., marbled e.p.’s, 27 x 20cm. FINE. This is the history of German close-combat aircraft up to 1945, told through over 500 rare photographs. It presents the entire development, from the infantry airplane of 1917 to the Ar 234 "Blitz bomber". In words and pictures, all the dive bombers, pursuit bombers, fighter planes, etc., used by Germany are shown. Interesting weapon developments and airplane projects, over forty airplane types in numerous minor versions, complete the book.