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New Chandos Publications Heinkel He 115 book now taking pre-orders!


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Hi guys

It's been a couple of years since I posted here. This is to update you about the latest book from my publishing company, Chandos Publications. Now taking pre-orders! Here's the blurb I have been sending out and posting today:


Our new Heinkel He 115 book is ready!
It's finally here!!
The PDF files have been sent to the printer, and are now being processed. After at least a decade (plus another two years of editing) we are excited to announce that the Heinkel He 115 book is finished. Based on years of research, this huge tome aims to dispel the myths that surrounded this aircraft type for decades after World War Two ended.
The Heinkel He 115 has been misrepresented in literature over the years to a far greater extent than almost any other aircraft type built in similarly small quantities. It was an excellent, solid design, yet its story is a tale replete with irony. Before World War Two, the near-universal introduction of retractable aircraft undercarriages placed floatplanes at an insurmountable disadvantage compared to landplanes. This inherent handicap rendered the He 115 semi-obsolescent even as it belatedly entered service in late 1939. Göring’s decision to give the Luftwaffe responsibility for aerial minelaying, and then the overwhelming majority of the torpedo strike role, meant that from the second half of 1941 the surviving He 115s were segregated into a handful of Lufttorpedo Staffeln, with the last of the design, for lack of a better alternative, soldiering on in front line service until early 1944. Perhaps the most extraordinary part of its story is that, outdated anachronism though it became, the He 115 was unique in that it was the sole twin-engine floatplane ever to launch aerial torpedoes in anger during the Second World War, and did so in quantity.
With a highly detailed production and service history (including service with other nations, and post-war service), as well as specially commissioned drawings, colour profiles, photographs from private collections, and accurate loss lists, this volume draws on information from a wide variety of sources in order to strip away the mythologies and present the reality of the life and service career of the He 115 in greater and more accurate detail than ever before.
Title: 'Heinkel He 115 Developmental & Operational History 1937-1952'
Authors: Kjetil Åkra, Andreas Brekken & Bjørn Hafsten with Juan Carlos Salgado
Pagination: 392
Size - A4
Images - 700+
Colour profiles - 130+
Other - Highly accurate scale drawings based on surviving airframe, production and loss lists plus examination of Stammkennzeichen, colour maps.
We expect to take delivery late November / Early December 2023.
We are now taking pre-orders, so head on over to the Chandos Publications website:
We will also be working with our usual wholesale partners in the UK, USA, Europe, Asia and Australasia.
Overseas customers in particular who are keen to get the book as soon as possible may wish to wait until the item is listed on eBay UK in around 2-3 weeks time, where any taxes can usually be paid at source dependant on your country's tax rules. Please note that orders placed through the Chandos Publications website do NOT include sales tax, which may be levied once the item reaches customs in the destination country.
Pre-ordered items will be despatched once in stock.
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