This is a survey of German aviation, defence and aircraft scale modelling magazines. Aviation has played a key role throughout Germany’s turbulent history in the twentieth century. In consequence, a good number of German aircraft magazines devote either all, or a significant portion, of their pages to the aircraft and history of the Luftwaffe in World War Two and postwar. This coverage is often in considerable detail and rarely seen outside the country. In contrast, coverage of World War One aviation appears to be quite scarce for some reason – with US and British publications offering far better coverage of German WW 1 subjects.
This survey includes publications from both the former East and West German Republics. Magazines are assumed to be of Federal Republic (West German) origin unless otherwise indicated.
All magazines are German text only, unless otherwise stated.
A simple A-Z Listing is also available.