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    Posted: 11 Aug 2015 at 00:08
Hello all! 
   I came across your forum looking for some information on a WW1 German book on aircraft recognition. There are no dates and the text is in old German script. The illustrations are fairly simple but accurate and point out the standard recognition features, number of engines, number of wings etc.  The interesting thing about the book is the pages are one sided and made to be folded out in a continuous 'ribbon'.  There are 49 different aircraft, German, French, British, Italian and Belgian. The pages fold out to over 20'!  I'm thinking it may have been made to mount on a wall for quick reference.   I have included a few photos. Anyone have any information on this?
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The cover, 5-1/2" x 7"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote whiskymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 2015 at 06:23
An interesting find Jerry. If you could list all the types featured that should give forum members a greater chance of perhaps determining the year of publication.

Judging by the photo these illustrations look quite detailed.

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What a find.
This is an argument against Kindle , which could never match the magic of the printed page.
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Thank you Whiskymac & KK,  Here is a list of the pages. They start with German aircraft (single engine to multi/bomber) and several have the same name heading (Albatros) only with different pictures and specs (multi-engine).   The list is as they are printed, in order.
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SSw, Halberstadt, Albatros, Fokker, L.F.G. Roland, A.E.G., Ago, Albatros, Aviatik, D.F.W., L.F.G. Roland, L.B.G., Rumpler, A.E.G., Albatros, Friedrichshafen, Gotha, Rumpler, Osterreichischer Albatros, Osterreichischer Aviatik,  Osterreichischer Brandenburg, Osterreichischer, Wiener Neustadter F.W., Ungarischer Llond,  Osterreichischer Grossflugzeug.
  French/Italian
Morane-Saulnier, Nieuport, Paul Schmitt, Nieuport Bi=moteurs, Caudron R4, Spad (twin), Caproni, Caudron G3, Caudron G4, Voisin, Breguet, Maurice Farman, Farman Freres, Morane- Saulnier, Sopwith, Martinside, Sopwith, Avro, S.E. 1, Bristol, F.E., Henri Farman, Vickers, Bonnier. 

  There are several pages of text as well as some with national insignia.  
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I would guess that it was published in 1915/1916.

It has the Caudron R4 which makes it at least 1915, and doesn't seem include the Camel, SE5 or DH4.

Sub types of the German aircraft should help - is the Albatros a DI, DIII or just B and/or C types ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Morris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Aug 2015 at 16:44
A quick web search showed the following:

The Aerodrome forum has a post from another purchaser:
“ Flugzeug Abbildungen ausgabe: - A. Fur mannschaften.” Posted 18 Nov 2013.

Naval and Military Press have a modern edition for sale for £9.50.
“A German ‘how to recognise them' guide to 49 German, French, Belgian and British aircraft of the Great War The illustrations show the whole aircraft, as well as the distinctive features of each type.”


Also the site istanbulmuzayede.com, which appears to be a Turkish auction house, had an edition with what look like Arabic annotations for sale for 450 Turkish Lira.
See: istanbulmuzayede.com/31MAYISPDF/03-kitap.pdf
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bathang Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Aug 2015 at 02:15
 Thanks for the information Morris, that helped alot!  That Arabic version is an oddity! 
   Great site here, I'll be posting some old photos and will stay in tune.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MikeMeech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Aug 2015 at 07:44
Originally posted by bathang bathang wrote:

 Thanks for the information Morris, that helped alot!  That Arabic version is an oddity! 
   Great site here, I'll be posting some old photos and will stay in tune.
                                                                            Jerry


Hi

That's how Turkish was written before Ataturk changed the 'alphabet' I believe.

Mike
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