The war in North Africa left hundreds of aircraft wrecks littering the landscape, many of which were photographed by the opposing sides. To catalogue them all would be impossible but South African researcher Stefaan Bouwer set out to catalogue those Axis wrecks found and photographed by South African Forces as they pushed on from North Africa all the way through to Germany itself. This book is therefore a pictorial record of the Axis aircraft that were found and, in some cases, flown by the South Africans during their North African/Italian campaign. With privileged access to many private albums, the author presents an impressive collection of over 300 rare, unusual – and unofficial –photos of these ‘desert wrecks’. Volume One covers all German types apart from the Bf 109.
With colour profiles of German aircraft in Allied markings and colour schemes the book provides much inspiration for scale-modellers wanting to depict the unusual.