Andreas has been interested in China's culture, history and aviation for decades and began writing in 2007. His first publication was a three-part series on the Chinese aviation industry and its projects, published by Germany's FliegerRevue. This was later expanded and published in English as The Dragon's Wings (2013). With Harpia Publishing he produced Modern Chinese Warplanes - a comprehensive directory of the PLAAF's structure, order of battle and current operational systems, published in 2012. This was complemented by the more strategically focused Flashpoint China in 2016 and the original research is now being completely revised in three parts covering Naval Aviation (2018), the PLAAF (2018) and soon, for the first time, the PLA Army Aviation (2019). He also works as a Chinese military aviation researcher and China news reporter for AirForces Monthly, Air International, Combat Aircraft and Flug Revue.
This is a superb reference work on a secretive air force that's now
flexing its muscles on the world stage. * Air Forces Monthly
For those interested in the growth of Chinese military capability, as well as the shifting balance of hard power in the Asia-Pacific, Modern Chinese Warplanes is essential reading. * RUSI 03/07/2019 *
...modellers will appreciate the clear, high quality photos [...] plus explanation of markings and serials. * Airfix Model World 02/04/2019 *