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jeroen_R90S
03-01-2005, 11:37 AM
I just got this last week: an original bound year editions of Vliegwereld, a Dutch aviation magazine.

It is from 1944 and I got it from my uncle. He passed away at only 50 years old some weeks ago and being aviation-minded I got this. I think it might be quite rare, since I'd say most people had other ways to spend their 16 cents in the harsh war of 1944.

My uncle once told me he found this when he was a kid and collected recycling paper for school and took it home. He kept it ever since, and now I was given it.

It's still in decent shape, has some nice articles (even on Allied planes!) and odd adverts as you can see.

http://img78.exs.cx/img78/2765/vliegwereld1nz.jpg

The one right in the corner is for Dutch youth to apply for a farming course and start a farm on the 'new lands' in the East. In another edition there is also an add to volunteer for the Waffen-SS and fight at the east front, the address to write/report to is the same.

I think the Focke Wulf ad would look cool as a sig, so if you like, feel free to use it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Well, thought I'd share it with you...

Jeroen

jeroen_R90S
03-01-2005, 11:37 AM
I just got this last week: an original bound year editions of Vliegwereld, a Dutch aviation magazine.

It is from 1944 and I got it from my uncle. He passed away at only 50 years old some weeks ago and being aviation-minded I got this. I think it might be quite rare, since I'd say most people had other ways to spend their 16 cents in the harsh war of 1944.

My uncle once told me he found this when he was a kid and collected recycling paper for school and took it home. He kept it ever since, and now I was given it.

It's still in decent shape, has some nice articles (even on Allied planes!) and odd adverts as you can see.

http://img78.exs.cx/img78/2765/vliegwereld1nz.jpg

The one right in the corner is for Dutch youth to apply for a farming course and start a farm on the 'new lands' in the East. In another edition there is also an add to volunteer for the Waffen-SS and fight at the east front, the address to write/report to is the same.

I think the Focke Wulf ad would look cool as a sig, so if you like, feel free to use it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Well, thought I'd share it with you...

Jeroen

RedNeckerson
03-01-2005, 11:53 AM
Looks like that is an ad for a Bosch magneto in the upper left corner.

jeroen_R90S
03-01-2005, 11:57 AM
Correct, the ad praises it's reliability and states it is used in millions of engines for both cars and airplanes.

Funny thing, this 'old' Dutch, e.g. 'zoo' is spelled 'zo' nowadays. (it means: as)

Jeroen

Extreme_One
03-01-2005, 12:33 PM
What a fantastic piece of history!

Thanks for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Any other juicy articles or adverts?

jeroen_R90S
03-01-2005, 12:59 PM
There are other adverts for Bosch spark plugs, German airscrews, joining the Waffen-SS, Amstel Beer and many more.

There are also quite a lot of articles, about e.g. how a turbosupercharger works and shifts stages, aircraft instruments, de-icing, the progress of the war, gliders with bicycle-like pedal propulsion and of course the aircraft themselves: I've seen Mossies, B-25s, BV-222 Wiking, He 111 and Bf 109 come by in a glimpse.

De-icing installation on Ju 52:

http://img210.exs.cx/img210/6880/deicing8gp.jpg

I'm really thankful I got this, I wish the circumstances in which I got it were happier http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Jeroen

[edit]
The Ju 52 in the top picture is fitted with a water spaying device and 'fake wing' so icing circumstances could be simulated regardless of the weather.
In the article there is talk about rubber hoses on the wing that could be inflated to break the ice, chemicals, and wing heating.

p1ngu666
03-01-2005, 01:16 PM
love those old books and mags http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

thanks, post the mossie thing? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
03-01-2005, 01:59 PM
Hey Jeroen, be sure to post some pics on our forum too! www.1java.nl (http://www.1java.nl) You won't have to upload it on the net first http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

jeroen_R90S
03-01-2005, 02:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by p1ngu666:
love those old books and mags http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

thanks, post the mossie thing? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Pingu, see below -the original was 'leased' from a German magazine...

http://img233.exs.cx/img233/695/mossie2uv.jpg

@ Platypus: I'll see what I can do! But got to get up tomorrow at 5:45 so I'm going to sleep now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jeroen

FoolTrottel
03-01-2005, 02:59 PM
Moooi!
Wees d'r maar heel zeer zuinig op!

Sharpe26
03-01-2005, 03:06 PM
da's echt geluk hebbem. Ik heb er 2 mar, die zijn uit 1946 en 1948. Er staan wat leuke dingetjes in over de naoorlogse Nederlandse luchtvaart.

flyplenty
03-01-2005, 04:41 PM
This looks really interesting. If all articles are like the one on de-icing (I read it, I'm Dutch myself), the magazines could almost be used as textbooks! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Funny how the Mossie FB version is called a "jachtkruiser", putting it in the same class (fighter-cruiser?) as the Me-110 "Zerst├┬Ârer" or the Fokker G.1 from early in the war.

Waldo.Pepper
03-01-2005, 05:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>The one right in the corner is for Dutch youth to apply for a farming course and start a farm on the 'new lands' in the East. In another edition there is also an add to volunteer for the Waffen-SS and fight at the east front, the address to write/report to is the same.

Jeroen <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mail in the application. See what happens. You never know. Might get some land from the East.

jeroen_R90S
03-02-2005, 09:45 AM
Alright, here's some more. I can't take pictures of it all, though.

I've been looking around for other offers of this magazine, and indeed 1946-1950 are most offered, prices are not given. The war-time issues appear to be quite rare.
I'll never sell it because of the way I got it, anyway.

Some more pictures:
http://img173.exs.cx/img173/2638/vliegwereld0019cu.jpg
Another ad-page; the one below (Nefkens) is funny, as you can already order a car for when the war ends. The top line reads, literally, 'How are you going to get a car, when the war is over?' BTW, that company still exists today.

http://img232.exs.cx/img232/5439/vliegwereld0026yn.jpg
Article about Gotha 242 glider.

http://img232.exs.cx/img232/6205/vliegwereld0034wq.jpg
Aricles about Hirth 500hp engine and why and how a bomb whistles... *just in case?*

http://img65.exs.cx/img65/4886/vliegwereld0045iv.jpg
And finally a 2-page article about dive-bombing a Ju-88.

@ Waldo Pepper: LOL! Would be curious to see who lives at that address currently!

Jeroen

KGr.HH-Sunburst
03-02-2005, 11:07 AM
wow very intresting stuff, thanks voor sharing Jeroen. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

erg leuk om dit soort dingen te zien en omdat oud hollands te lezen

wees er zuinig op http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

flyplenty
03-02-2005, 12:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jeroen_R90S:
@ Waldo Pepper: LOL! Would be curious to see who lives at that address currently! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
That can be easily arranged: [Google]

http://www.ojemann.nl/bureauojemann.html

The address is halfway down the page. An "orthopedagoog" (I don't know the correct English translation for this) won't give you land in the east, they just help kids with learning and behaviour problems.

Those two pages of the Ju-88 dive-bombing technique look interesting, but unfortunately they're just not sharp enough to read all of it. It doesn't matter though, I pretty much get the idea. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jeroen_R90S
03-03-2005, 09:37 AM
I wonder if that orthopedagoog would know if her office was a German SS/Landwirtschaf application office in '40-'45!

Jeroen