By Jim Mesko, Joe Sewell, Don Greer
Constructed out of the DB-7 sequence of sunshine bombers. A-20s, Havocs & DB-7s observed motion in nearly each significant theatre of operation in the course of WWII. Used as a mild bomber, flooring strafer & nightfighter. Over a hundred images, forty aspect drawings, three pages of scale drawings, thirteen colour work, 50 pages.
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IS Within twenty-four hours enough money had accumulated to replace the LZ 4. Heinkel's story is probably apocryphal; local newspapers in their reports from Echterdingen do not mention collections taken up at the disaster site itself. But the fictional incident is instructive. The accent on the workingman and his spontaneous gesture points to the effort to cast the spirit of Echterdingen as an embracing people's nationalism that included all social classes. Stuttgart's Schwiibischer Merkur took the lead in sponsoring the "Zeppelin-Spende" and the morning after the disaster reported that it had already collected 5,359 marks.
At the same time, the closely examined destruction of Paris seemed to reflect a German fantasy, turned over in the mind's eye again and again. One imagines Martin bent over a map of Paris spread out on his writing desk: ''As the German airships, at an altitude of 1,200 meters, took up an eastward course, the whole of the inner city of Paris was in flames. " 86 Giant Airships and World Politics The defeat of England was less specifically gory, but no less prominent in German air fantasies. It provided the dramatic centerpiece to Martin's novel, to a short story by Graf Bernstorff about an unsuccessful enemy blockade that is clearly meant to be English, and to the dangerous musings of Graf Zeppelin's numerous correspondents.
19 20 A NAT ION 0 F F LIE R 5 Tegel "Prussianism was apparent ... " The newspaperman's point was obvious: the people's nationalism was not the same as Wilhelmine patriotism, but rather more populist, more spontaneous, more valuable; and Graf Zeppelin was not a stand-in for the kaiser, but a popular figure in his own right. Indeed Wilhelm II never attracted the crowds that greeted Zeppelin and was reportedly disturbed by the Graf's sudden stardom. 26 On Berlin's main thoroughfares, Zeppelin pictures and Zeppelin busts peered out of shop windows.
A-20 Havoc in action No 144 by Jim Mesko, Joe Sewell, Don Greer