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#1 CORSNING

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:05 PM

     I have been thinking about starting this topic for a long time now. I just

never seem to have the time to make a proper list. I am always researching

this fighter's timeline or that fighter's performance abilities. I am constantly

looking for more information to post on the AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE

section.

     Well I finally figured the only way to get this started is to go back to the

the time where my library started and let others take over. As time permits

I will add more of what I have in my library.

     I became infatuated with WW2 fighter aircraft as a very young lad. In  

1968 at the age of 16 I finally had a decent job (picking peaches for a farmer)

and was able to save up about $4.00. My parents took me to a near by city

that had a shopping center with a bookstore in it. I bought my first real

reference book; War Planes of the Second World War, Fighters Vol.4 by

William Green 1961 version.

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I am currently looking at it right now. Most of the dust cover is gone, the

binding has pulled away from most of the pages and the book is in about

5 or 6 different sections at least (I'm afraid to try to separate and count

them.

     In this series of books I eventually purchased Volume 1, 2, 3 & 4,

Those were the fighters. Volume 5 is Flying Boats. Volume 6 is Floatplanes 

Volume 7, 8 & 10 are Bombers and Reconnaissance Aircraft. Volume 9

never came my way and I didn't pursue looking because it was bombers.

I also eventually picked up Vol.3 of WW1 Fighters but that didn't really

count toward the cause.

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Volume 9 in the series I never owned: :(

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      I'll post more later when I get a chance. I am counting on everyone

else to keep this thread going if the interest is there. :) I am looking forward

to seeing what everyone has in their library's. Information from them could

prove useful to us all. I hope everyone enjoys this opportunity and joins in.

Remember, every little bit is a help. Have fun Guys. :)

 

Goodnight Guys, Jeff


Edited by CORSNING, 09 February 2017 - 09:22 PM.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:00 AM

I had at least some of those books and used to have a largish library. I don't have much at the moment because I've been moving around since 97.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:14 PM

     Sorry to hear you've had to nomad it for a while. Doesn't sound like much fun other than for site seeing.

     The books I have listed above I bought mostly in the '60s thru early '70s and use them constantly as a

quick reference only. I do not use these books for a definitive reference.....any more.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:46 PM

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 04:47 PM

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This is my most treasured book on WW2 aviation.
My Grandfather gave it to me prior to his death, he bought it in the UK when he was stationed there.
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:42 PM

     Now that is a golden jewel Stoney. I can safely say I do not have any books of

that age or worth in my library.


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:18 PM

     About 2yrs after I started buying the William Green books, I started picking up an

Air Classics magazine here and there. I probably bought 100 to 150 of those. I used

those primarily for modeling. Note: They were $1.00. :)

 

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:41 PM

Now that is a golden jewel Stoney. I can safely say I do not have any books of
that age or worth in my library.


The oldest book in my library is from the late 1920's about the principles of flight and aeronautical design. Another one is from the 30's called "Modern Aircraft" and is realy intresting and gives a good insight about aviation novelties back then.
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:19 PM

     That would be great Stoney. My whole collection began in 1968 with one book as

stated above. It was almost a year before I added anything to it, and even then it was

mostly Air Classics  and the rest of the mentioned William Green set that I mentioned

above. At least until these magazines with some real interviews and performance

information came along:

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I was fortunate enough to find the first issue of each at a magazine store and I tried hard to make sure I

had about the first 40-50 copies of each until I was married....for the first time. :(


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

My first gains were 2 magazines called Avia & Avia Hobby. they were given to me by a Museum guide of the Aviodome museum in the early 80's when my parents took me there. . I musthave  been 8 or 9 years old then. Sadly I don't have those mags anymore...

 

     I was fortunate enough to find the first issue of each at a magazine store and I tried hard to make sure I

had about the first 40-50 copies of each until I was married....for the first time. :(

 I know what you mean.. :mellow:  After my divorce with my first wife, I moved several times in a short period and lost a good few items in the proces :( .


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