Introduction /Origins /Prototype Design /Flight Test and Development /Influence on Frontline Types /Conclusion /Bibliography /Index
Launching Osprey's new 'X-Planes' series is a fascinating examination of Hitler's secret weapon, the Messerschmitt Me 264 'Amerika Bomber'. With detailed analysis, digital artwork and rare historical photos this title is a must-have for modellers, aviation historians and enthusiasts of Germany's super-hi-tech aircraft programme.
Robert Forsyth has studied the aircraft, history and operations of the Luftwaffe for many years. He now works full time in publishing, and is the author of JV 44 - The Galland Circus (1996), Battle over Bavaria: The B-26 versus the German Jets (1998), Mistel: German Composite Aircraft and Operations 1942-1945 (2001), and Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerikabomber (2006 - with Eddie J Creek). Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974-78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon. Jim created the cutaway and profile art for this book. Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene artwork and cover artwork for this book.
"Forsyth's concise text is most enjoyable as he takes the reader through the long journey that eventually resulted in the Me 264." - Air Classics Magazine"The combination of photographs and artwork is a boon for modelers as many images show details of the interior construction and apparatus of the Me 264." - KitMaker Network"The author has obviously done a great deal of research into this most interesting aircraft. The political machinations alone are worth the read. There are great photos of the aircraft, most of which were new to me. Some superb art work of what might have been are also a bonus. It makes for an engrossing read and one that you really should have on your book shelf." - Modeling Madness