In this painstakingly curated collection, the full detail behind the propaganda is once more revealed in rare color photographs. Nearly four hundred photos documenting the last years of the Luftwaffe: “If you’re interested in unit history then this book is a must have” Britmodeller. Com. Among many remarkable images, and heinz schnaufer; and a vivid demonstration of the reversal in fortunes in 1944 as allied bombers destroy 106 sites, Wolfgang Späte, we see one of the last Junkers 87 B-2 operational on the Eastern Front during the winter of 1942-1943; the huge BV 222 V-5 of Lufttransportstaffel in the port of Heraklion in late 1942; pilots in Tunisia in 1943; the aces Hans Philipp, engulfing them in fire at Schwäbisch Hall on German soil.
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Luftwaffe in Colour: The Victory YearsCasemate Publishers #ad - Both volumes the victory Years and From Glory to Defeat are a fantastic addition to your aviation library. A photo-packed look at the men and machines of one of history’s legendary air forces. This remarkable work explores the Luftwaffe as it truly existed day-to-day, underneath the propaganda of their own regime and the stories of their enemies.
But that was no big stumbling block to the Luftwaffe, which had bigger fish to fry in Russia and North Africa the following year. Not only do we see famous planes such as the me-109, and He-111, Ju-87, but the wide variety of more obscure types with which the Germans began the war. In hitler’s germany, such as the military publication Signal or the Luftwaffe’s own magazine, color photography was primarily co-opted for state purposes, Der Adler.
The array of arados, heinkels—not to mention elegant four-engine Condors—that were initially employed in the war are here in plain sight and full color, Dorniers, providing not only an insight into WWII history but a model maker’s dream. But a number of men had cameras of their own, and in this painstakingly acquired collection, we can witness true life on Germany’s airfields during the period of the Luftwaffe’s ascendancy.
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Storm of Eagles: The Greatest Aviation Photographs of World War IIOsprey Publishing #ad - Compiled by one of the world's premier aviation photographers and historians, this remarkable volume is a must-have for anyone interested in World War II aviation. Soaring high above the fields and cities of europe and Asia as well as the vast expanse of the Pacific, Allied and Axis pilots engaged in a deadly battle for control of the skies in World War II.
Whoever won the skies would win the war. Published in association with the national museum of World War II Aviation, Storm of Eagles is a fully illustrated coffee-table book that brings together classic as well as never-before-seen wartime images.
U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War IIDetail & Scale #ad - The book features 271 pages, with over 280 photographs more than 60 in color and 31 full color aircraft profiles and over 60 markings illustrations. For those with significant histories, each variant of the aircraft is described and illustrated. Finally, this chapter covers those aircraft that were not pursued for a variety of reasons after the prototype flew.
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Navy and marines, from the prototypes, and the xf8u-3 prototype, the two-seat tf-8A, both the original and remanufactured versions of the RF-8 photo reconnaissance variant, all of the F-8A/B/C/D/E variants and their upgraded versions after the remanufacture program, often considered the best aircraft ever cancelled.
A summary of how the navy and marines used the F-8 and RF-8 in Vietnam is provided, including a listing of every fighter squadron that flew the Crusader in combat. Detail & scale produced its first book on the F-8 Crusader in 1988, and it was one of the most successful titles in the Detail & Scale Series.
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Jet Fighters of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps: Part 1: The First Ten YearsDetail & Scale #ad - S. This new publication is a tremendous follow-on to Detail & Scale’s best selling book U. Also covered by the books is the history of how American aircraft carriers evolved from the ESSEX class ships that won World War II with propeller-driven aircraft to the mighty supercarriers of today. In this first book, Jet Fighters of the U.
Navy and marine corps, part 1: the first Ten Years covers the first ten years of American naval jet fighter aviation in a way that no previous work ever has. S. Navy and marine corps, part 1: the first ten years, author Bert Kinzey describes the first and second generation jet fighters that came on the scene at the end of or shortly after World War II.
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In addition to the general photographs that illustrate the different variants of the aircraft, detail photos that show cockpit interiors and other details are included. Navy and marine corps is a two-book series that describes the entire history of american Naval jet fighters, from the very beginning when many thought that the onset of military jets would mean the end of naval carrier-based aviation, to today when the fifth-generation stealth jet F-35B/C Lightning II has begun its service with both the Navy and Marine Corps.
All seven of these fighters were straight-wing designs that followed the hallmarks of fighter aviation in the propeller age. Navy and marine carrier-based aircraft of world war ii, which covered the fourteen fighters and eleven dive and torpedo bombers of the United States that were either operational or reached the flying prototype state during the Second World War.
B-29 Superfortress Annotated: The Plane that Won the WarThe War Vault #ad - Author gene gurney takes the reader from the superplane’s inception, test flights and production to its combat deployments and its ultimate purpose of dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. B-29 superfortress: the plane that won the War is the definitive account of the crucial role played by the B-29 bomber during World War II.
Me 210/410 Zerstörer Units Combat Aircraft Book 131Osprey Publishing #ad - However, due to a lack of sufficient flight-testing before being declared service-ready, the Me 210 suffered from a less than satisfactory reputation in respect to its flight characteristics and weak undercarriage. In this title, supported by contemporary photography and full-colour artwork, Robert Forsyth tells the complex story of the Me 210 and 410, detailing their development and assessing their capabilities as combat aircraft.
Both aircraft were deployed as heavy fighters, reconnaissance platforms and interceptors, fighter-bombers, seeing service with a number of different units. The me 410 was fitted with 30 mm cannon, 21 cm underwing mortars and the colossal 5 cm BK cannon that was intended to pack a punch against the USAAF's four-engined bombers which threatened the Reich in large numbers from 1943 onwards.
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. Intended as a progressive development of the twin-engined Bf 110 Zerstörer 'destroyer' or heavy fighter, the Me 210 first took to the air in September 1939.
Ju 88 Aces of World War 2 Aircraft of the Aces Book 133Osprey Publishing #ad - Despite suffering heavy losses in the final months of the war, Ju 88Gs also inflicted serious casualties on Bomber Command throughout the war. From patrolling over the bay of biscay, to the arctic circle opposing allied convoys and, as radar-equipped nightfighters engaging RAF heavy bombers during defence of the Reich operations from late 1941, most successfully, this is the story of the Ju 88 aces who menaced Allied aircraft and shipping throughout World War 2.
. Initially designed as a fast medium bomber, the Junkers Ju 88 was also used as a Zerstörer heavy fighter by the Luftwaffe. It saw its combat debut over poland in 1939, and heavy fighter variants saw action on every front up to VE Day. A dedicated nightfighter, the first ju 88g-1s entered service with the Nachtjagd in the summer of 1944, replacing Ju 88C/Rs as well as some Bf 110Gs.
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F4F & FM Wildcat in Detail & Scale Detail & Scale Series Book 7Detail & Scale #ad - Both the french g-36a and the british Martlets & Wildcats each have their own chapters which provide wide-ranging coverage of these two programs. A comprehensive chapter on Wildcat Details, long the hallmark of the Detail & Scale brand, follows. This new work combines all of the content of those early works into the most comprehensive book on Grumman’s only aircraft to serve on the front lines from the first to the last day of World War II.
The most popular scales of 1/144th, 1/48th, 1/72nd, and 1/32nd are treated as separate sections and the available models in each are reviewed. F4f & fm wildcat in detail & scale is the most comprehensive book on Grumman Wildcat ever produced, more than 375 high resolution photographs, and the digital version features more than 320 pages, 22 full color profiles and 22 drawings.
Wildcat variants. S. F4f & fm wildcat in detail & scale includes many new photographs, along with over three dozen line drawings, many of which have never been published, artworks and full color aircraft profiles. The book begins with a comprehensive developmental and operational history of the Wildcat, and follow that with an all-inclusive chapter on the various U.
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Every variant of the wildcat is covered, including the xf4f-2/-3/-4/-5/-6 and -8 prototypes, the single example of the F4F-3S Wildcatfish floatplane, and the F4F-3/-3A/-4/-7 and FM-1/-2 operational variants.
P-39/P-400 Airacobra vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen: New Guinea 1942 Duel Book 87Osprey Publishing #ad - Using specially commissioned artwork and contemporary photographs and testimony, this fascinating study explains how, despite their initial deficit in experience and equipment, the Airacobras managed to square the ledger and defend New Guinea. After the huge advances made in the early months of the pacific war, it was in remote New Guinea where the advance of Imperial Japanese Naval Air Force IJNAF A6M Zero-sen fighters was first halted due to a series of offensive and defensive aerial battles ranging from treetop height up to 30, 000 ft.
. The battles unfolded over mountainous terrain with treacherous tropical weather. Neither ijnaf or usaaf pilots had been trained for such extreme conditions, incurring many additional losses aside from those that fell in combat. Initially, the ijnaf fought australian kittyhawks, but by May 1942 they had fought themselves into oblivion, and were relieved by USAAF P-39 and P-400 Airacobras.