Source: Fledgling Eagles. Luftwaffe Training Aircraft 1933-1945. Barry Ketley. Classic Publications, 2009.
The often unseen and unrecognized element in aerial warfare, is that of training the pilots and crews, yet it its value is beyond calculation. In this fundamental role, a wide variety of aircraft were used by the Luftwaffe, with trainee pilots progressing from simpler, older machines, such as the Klemm 35, the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 and the Bücker 131, to the more sophisticated Arado Ar 66, the Gotha Go 145 and the Arado Ar 76, as well as heavier aircraft like the Junkers W33 and W44.
So thats two books with you become rated at recon and may end up as a fighter, ill add this as its interesting, only ftr pilots were trained to fly just by instruments, which helps explain the high loss rate of the LW.
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