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Posted by: DAZ REICH I would love to see some books on the flying boats/ seaplanes of WW2, without doing to many titles on the subject nor washing it down with too many things crammed into one book, how could it be done hypothetically ?, Allies and Axis ?, but I still think it would be too watered down, I would suggest (and would love to hear for and against anything I say) four titles, Axis covering, Italy, Germany, Japan and any others, and Allied covering US, UK, France, Soviet Union, plus any others. 1. Axis Seaplanes 2. Axis Flying boats 3. Allied Seaplanes 4. Allied Flying boats
Posted on: 10/06/2013 21:03:00

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Posted by: DAZ REICH
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Joined Date: Monday, 25 February 2013
Thats a good idea too, I reckon the best thing would be an Osprey Special with 400 pages of the great high quality we have come to expect, lol, that would solve the problem.
Posted on: 11/06/2013 20:41:00
Posted by: BobG
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I think Daz is right, the best way to get around the problem of obscurity is to make the titles as wide-ranging as possible- so how about something on (for instance) British air-sea rescue squadrons of WW2? You could have RAF Catalinas, Wellingtons, Warwicks, Stranraers, Walruses (Walri?) and various other types, and I think you'd avoid crossover with the preexisting Sunderland title just because they didn't do an awful lot of ASR work. I realise this is straying out of the CA series' aviation remit, but a section on how these aircraft worked with RAF launches would also be most welcome.
Posted on: 11/06/2013 19:08:00
Posted by: tarawa90
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PBY Black Cats!
Posted on: 11/06/2013 17:22:00
Posted by: BB-60
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Joined Date: Monday, 22 April 2013
I definitely support as many flying boats and seaplane books as possible!
Posted on: 11/06/2013 14:25:00
Posted by: three
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Like to read these type of books.
Posted on: 11/06/2013 11:35:00
Posted by: DAZ REICH
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Joined Date: Monday, 25 February 2013
Some great aircraft mentioned there, there is so many obscure models used during the war but they do not get any mention or are probaly not worth writing a whole book on them due to their little known use or little use full stop, so I can see a book covering all the lesser known/used types being pooled together, i'm not asking for a whole book on something so specialised or obscure that it would only appeal to a few people. We can but dream.
Posted on: 10/06/2013 23:18:00
Posted by: MarkL
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Joined Date: Thursday, 6 October 2011
I'm a fan of these type of aircraft too but I'm not sure if your book divisions would really work. I see these books as best suited for Combat Aircraft series. The two major Allied flying boats, the Short Sunderland and the Consolidated PBY Catalina, have already been covered. The PBM Mariner is another possibility as are a book on all of the Russian flying boats. Most Allied floatplanes flew off of capital ships as spotters/rescue planes so they could probably fit in one book. On the Axis side, I'd like to see individual books for the Ar 196, He 115 and optimistically, the BV 138. The other German flying boats/seaplanes (Do 18, Do 24 , Do 26 He 59, BV222) could fit in one book. A book on Japanese float planes (including the Rufe fighter) and a book covering both the Kawanishi H8K and H6K together would work. Finally a book on Italian floatplanes would be enough I think. However I'm not holding my breath on any of these titles as they are a tiny subset of military aircraft that have a small but devoted fan base!
Posted on: 10/06/2013 21:33:00
Posted by: Anna Rasuna
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Hopefully, the Combat Aircraft book on Short Sunderland WWII squadrons will be reprinted and made available for sale in the not too distant future.
Posted on: 10/06/2013 21:18:00

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