The MG-34 Lafette manual is about 2 weeks from being done. This is a translation of the original D 124/2 MG Lafette 34 manual and includes all graphics as well as a complete parts listing and diagrams. It will be about 46 pages, with the first 30 text, and the rest pics. This manual includes a complete description of the function and use of the Searching Fire Device and the tripod, but does not include anything about the optics. Optics are always a separate manual, and I haven't found it yet.
Graphics are coming out great. The pictures in the past have been excellent, but weren't quite as nice as the master copies I sent to the printer..... I worked for a print shop for years, and decided to do it myself, so everything will be printed directly from a 1200dpi laser printer. The first mockups are looking fine. Click on the link at the bottom of the message to see Figure 8 from the booklet. Price will be $18.00, and that includes first class postage in the U.S.
If anyone has or knows where I can find someone with the original D 124/1 MG34 manual, email me. I've done 2 MG42 manuals, and now the MG34 tripod manual, and I'd like to have the MG34 weapon manual to match up with the tripod book.
The next project (already started) is a 1942 Butz book. If you have Folke Myrvang's excellent book about the MG34/MG42, you know that this is THE book to have. He quotes page after page of it in his book.... I'm doing all 242 pages of it.
Completed: The MG3 Tripod manual, D 166/1 on the MG42, and Merkblatt 41/18 on the MG42. All are still available for sale.
Edited by jbaum, 20 January 2008 - 12:36 AM.