Red Kite are proud to present Volume Six of Nigel Parker’s Luftwaffe Crash Archive. Researched over twenty years, this incredible body of work brings together details from the official RAF intelligence and interrogation reports, and combines them into a definitive guide to every enemy aircraft that came down over the UK during WWII. With over 200 photos in each volume, drawn from dozens of expert sources, this lavishly illustrated series is a must for any Luftwaffe enthusiast or indeed anyone with an interest in the Air-War 1939-1945.
Volume Six covers from the 28th October 1940 – 31st December 1940. This period covers the end of the Battle of Britain and on into the winter when aerial activity decreased significantly due to the weather. There were however still enough fine days to provide an assortment of crashed enemy aircraft for the RAF investigators, the most exotic of which were a handful of Italian aircraft which came down over Essex and Suffolk. This volume has the usual selection of original photos, colour profiles and specially commissioned maps to illustrate the aircraft involved.
Nigel’s interest in German aircraft was nurtured from an early age due to his father’s tales of growing up in wartime Birmingham and his collection of bits of aeroplanes, bits of shrapnel and incendiary bombs.He later become involved in the recovery of crashed aeroplanes and through this interest was ‘introduced to the joys of spending many happy hours in what was then The Public Records Office at Kew’.Now retired from his position in cryogenics at Oxford University, he swapped his quest for ‘Absolute Zero’ to committing his considerable knowledge of Luftwaffe operations over Britain to print.