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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:07 pm 
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Ordered this one last week: Lockheed Constellation: Eine Legende der Luftfahrt
Don't know if it's the German translation or a different book. Anyway, will unwrap it on Boxing Day :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:34 pm 
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Yes, that's the one.

Hope the German translation is better than the English translation, which is quite bad. Unfortunately my reading French isn't up to all the technicalities, so I'm stuck with the English version.

Fortunately the illustrations (and there are lots of them) speak for themselves.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:04 pm 
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Okay, thanks. WIll see. Had French in school but... Rien ne vas plus... :roll: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:27 pm 
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gulredrel wrote:
Ordered this one last week: Lockheed Constellation: Eine Legende der Luftfahrt
Don't know if it's the German translation or a different book. Anyway, will unwrap it on Boxing Day :mrgreen:


...I ordered "Super Constellation - Backstage" a few weeks ago, and will unwrap it on Boxing Day. :wink:

btw some interesting titles there. Maybe some orders will follow. Love x-mas time. :D

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Had French in school but... Rien ne vas plus... :roll: :mrgreen:


I know the feeling... 8)

The English edition is full of things like a callout subhed that reads "War end, so do the orders." You can see how the original French led to that, but it really needed another serious editing pass.

Ah, but the pictures, the pictures!

Am sure you'll enjoy it even if the text doesn't measure up. But I hope it does.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:36 pm 
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...I ordered "Super Constellation - Backstage" a few weeks ago, and will unwrap it on Boxing Day. :wink:



Oh, wow, didn't know about that one. Order placed. My bank account hates you. And if we're lucky, soon it will hate A2A...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:51 am 
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Alan_A wrote:
Yossarian1943 wrote:

...I ordered "Super Constellation - Backstage" a few weeks ago, and will unwrap it on Boxing Day. :wink:



Oh, wow, didn't know about that one. Order placed. My bank account hates you. And if we're lucky, soon it will hate A2A...


A nice collection of pictures and stories, but there aren't a lot of deep facts about the Connie included.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:13 am 
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Breffort's book is very good. I have a copy myself and won't part with it. But if you want a better book, try "The Lockheed Constellation" by Peter J Marson, published by Air Britain, ISBN 0 85130 366 8. What you get is two books; one very detailed book on the Connie and all it's variants and a second volume with the history of every one built.It details the development of the plane, it's operators, flying reports, air routes etc, plus a small selection of colour pictures and a selection of colour profiles. Definitely one of the more comprehensive aircraft histories I've ever read. It was published in 2007 so you probably won't find it in anything other than a secondhand shop or on line. Air Britain are having a sale right now of their secondhand catalogue.

http://www.air-britain.com/second.html#

Alternately, look on line online at AbeBooks or Bookdepository.

For those interested in propeller driven airliners, they also do an excellent book on the Convair 240/340/440 series, again complete with all individual aircraft histories. Another "must have" for propliner fans.

https://www.air-britain.co.uk/actbooks/acatalog/Convairliners-69.html#SID=13

Sorry to further assist enthusiasts in further lightening their wallets at this time of year, but when you have an itch, it just has to be scratched :lol:


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All,

According to Alan's mail, which says KLM was a launching customer, there would be a good reason to include a KLM livery.
I hope that is the case. Otherwise I'll have to wait till someone makes a repaint. This could take some time though.

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A nice collection of pictures and stories, but there aren't a lot of deep facts about the Connie included.


Figured as much from the descriptions. But there are worse things than a coffee-table book about the Breitling Super Connie...

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Breffort's book is very good. I have a copy myself and won't part with it. But if you want a better book, try "The Lockheed Constellation" by Peter J Marson, published by Air Britain, ISBN 0 85130 366 8.


Looks impressive. I'll have to see about ordering from their used book list. Bit of a price gap - it's reasonably priced in their used catalog. At Amazon in the US, prices start at $250 and escalate quickly into the $600-700 range.

Another authoritative Constellation book: Luisada's Queen of the Skies. Not well illustrated but a very comprehensive history.

More to keep us busy while we wait, wait, wait...

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The manual has been posted! I'm running for my printer now! :-D

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The manual has been posted! I'm running for my printer now! :-D


Two new COTS forums. Ssssst! I can hear Santa's sleigh bells! :D

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This plus the 717. Goodbye, solvency! It's been real. See you on the other side!

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This plus the 717. Goodbye, solvency! It's been real. See you on the other side!


Hold the door open for me, will you?

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Alan_A wrote:
This plus the 717. Goodbye, solvency! It's been real. See you on the other side!


Hold the door open for me, will you?


After you! 8)

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