*Rohrbach – German All-Metal Aircraft Pioneer

COMING JANUARY 2021

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Book Details

Authors:

Lennart Andersson and Rob J M Mulder

Pages:

192, 250 photographs, advertisements, drawings and 8 colour profiles by Ulrich Leverenz.

Format:

210x297mm, hardback

Language:

English

Publisher:

European Airlines Rob Mulder

ISBN:

978-82-93450-00-9

Price:

NOK 295,- + pp (not including local VAT and taxes)

About The Author

Lennart Andersson

Lennart Andersson

Several published books and many articles on civil and military aviation history Distinctions, grants and awards: Svensk Flyghistorisk Förening (six times), Best Swedish aviation book (four times), Kungl Vetenskapsakademien och Ingenjörsvetenskapsakademien, Kungl Svenska Aeroklubben, Sveriges Författarfond, Författarnas fotokopieringsfond, and from a number of other organisations.

He has written numerous books, among them books about the Junkers F 13, W33/W34, and G24/G31 together with Rob J. M. Mulder and Lennart Andersson.

Rob J M Mulder

Rob J M Mulder

The aviation historian Rob J. M. Mulder (1958) has written and published numerous books about Norwegian and international aviation history. Three of his books ("Junkers for Scandinavia", "Fornebu Lufthavn - en lufthavn blir til" and "The Beginnings of Norway's Airlines, Part 1: 1918-1922") have been awarded "Best Norwegian Aviation Book of the Year", and he has also been awarded the title "Aviation Enthusiast 2013". He runs several websites and has written many articles for Norwegian and international aviation magazines.

He is also co-author with Günter Endres and Lennart Andersson of the series about Junkers-aircraft published via EAM Books.

German aircraft designer Adolf Rohrbach realised before others that the future in aircraft design lay in metal, rather than wood and canvas. His firm quickly grew to become one of the largest aircraft producers in
Germany. His designs were pioneering, and he invented several features that are common in aircraft today, but although Rohrbach aircraft, especially the flying-boats, were successful and set world records, they were commercial failures. On the other hand, the Rohrbach Roland landplane successfully served for many years on one of the most demanding air routes in Europe.

Rohrbach’s lifetime ambition in aviation did not really bear fruit and insufficient funds and the Wall Street crash in 1929 contributed to the demise of his company. It continued to exist, but no longer built aircraft that carried the name Rohrbach. The fact that Rohrbach, despite all obstacles and setbacks, managed to stay in the aviation business until his premature death in 1939 is just one of the intriguing circumstances that form part of this story. It is based on extensive research in the archives and contains a unique collection of photos that will bring the reader back in time to a mix of historical fact, technical detail and nostalgia.