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Gerhard Fieseler

Author : Nigel Holden
ISBN : 1911512749
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The Fieseler Storch is the most famous slow-speed aircraft of the Second World War. A remarkably versatile reconnaissance plane, as well as a Nazi showpiece and diplomatic gift - and even, in postwar British hands, a tool in helicopter design - it was linked to some of the best-known personages of the conflict: Hitler, Speer, Rommel, Mussolini, Churchill and Stalin. Furthermore, as Nigel Holden suggests in this first complete biography in English of Gerhard Fieseler (its creator), no other plane had a comparably equivalent role in that war. Making use of Fieseler's own autobiography and other material never reproduced in English, Holden chronicles Fieseler's life against four distinct, interlocking German contexts: the Reich of the erratic Kaiser Wilhelm II; the unloved years of the Weimar Republic; the Nazi era; and the anxious Federal Republic. He also traces Fieseler in the context of aviation development in the first 50 years of the 20th century. As a boy, Fieseler was obsessed with aircraft and air-mindedness (the idea of harnessing airpower for nation-building purposes); the First World War gave him the opportunity to fly for the Fatherland. In the 1920s, he gained international fame as an aerobatics pilot - becoming world champion in 1934. His considerable earnings were invested in a small aircraft company, which became under the Nazis (who had ideas of air-mindedness of their own) a favored supplier to the Luftwaffe. Fieseler's company became regarded as among the very best in Germany, in terms of technical capability and the integration of Nazi ideals into factory life. Gōring appointed Fieseler to his inner circle of Germany's top industrial leaders and, during the Second World War, his company manufactured under licence Messerschmitt 109s and Focke-Wulf 190s. Fieseler - according to his own account - was the driving force behind the development of the V1, which is widely regarded as the forbear of the cruise missile. Holden's biography argues that Fieseler may well have been a better fighter pilot than the renowned Richthofen and reveals some uncanny parallels between his life and that of Germany's greatest wartime aircraft designer, Willi Messerchmitt, as well as describing his time as an indicted war criminal and his subsequent quest for postwar respectability. Fieseler emerges as an audacious fighter pilot, an heroic aerobatics pilot, an inspiring industrial leader (for a time), a Nazi opportunist, a not always reliable memoirist and an obstreperous old man who, to the end, blamed Hitler - and largely only Hitler -for provoking the Second World War.

Building Hitler S Missiles

Author : Volkhard Bode
ISBN : 3861534835
Genre : Peenemünde (Germany)
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The Aggregat 4 (A4) was the German Wehrmacht's first long range missile, regarded as suitable for war use since 1940. Werner von Braun, had been working towards a rocket capable of bearing a 750kg explosive charge over a minimum distance of 200 to 300 kilometers, hitting the enemy target with the greatest possible accuracy. The primary purpose of the Aggregat 4 was to terrorize the British, reducing London to rubble. This book provides a unique account of the development and combat history of Hitler's devastating missiles, detailing a wealth or previously unseen material, making this book a must for World War II historians and enthusiasts of strategic analysis alike. 100 photos


Author : Thammy Evans
ISBN : 1841622974
Genre : Travel
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The third edition of the only English-language guide to Macedonia, one of Europe's least-discovered gems.

Gerhard Fieseler Werke Gmbh Kassel Germany

Author : United States Strategic Bombing Survey. Aircraft Division
ISBN : OCLC:1057728545
Genre : Aircraft industry
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Propaganda Postcards Of The Luftwaffe

Author : James Wilson
ISBN : 9781473817371
Genre : History
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Propaganda Postcards of the Luftwaffe focuses on the efforts of the powerful Nazi propaganda machine to promote the technical achievements and might of the then newly created German airforce. The Luftwaffe had been announced to the world in March 1935, despite the restrictions contained in the Versailles Treaty signed after the First World War denying Germany the right to develop military aircraft. All major aircraft types used by the Luftwaffe together with many lesser known, obscure and secondary types are represented in this book. There is a section covering the main figures of the Luftwaffe and the leading aces who flew the aircraft. The German Air and Propaganda ministries worked together and, using professional photographers produced quality images, which were then made available to the general public in an attempt to inspire the nation and create strong moral.

Lufthansa To Luftwaffe Hitlers Secret Air Force

Author : Peter Dancey
ISBN : 9781446152393
Genre : History
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This book provides a complete history of the clandestine WW II Luftwaffe and its origins under the patronage of Lufthansa, secret training of its personel in Russia and Italy. Combat proving of its airplanes with the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. Units, deployments, personel, airplanes and sub-types, thw 'secret weapons' and the world's first combat jets. Hitler's less than cordial relations with Goring, the RLM and German Aviation industry

Kites Birds Stuff Aircraft Of Germany E To H

Author : P. D. Stemp
ISBN : 9781291292688
Genre : Reference
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A history of German aviation from the very early days to the present time. Old and new through both World wars. Biplanes - Triplanes - Seaplanes and Monoplanes, plus other types. Details on: - performance, dimensions, weights, first flights, pictures and plans, plus other relevant details. The book contains around: - three hundred and thirty five pages - six hundred and tweve pictures and one hundred and forty one plan diagrams. There are details on around one thousand, four hundred and forty five individual aircraft. Manufacturers include: - Euler - Eurocopter - Fieseler - Focke-Wulf - Fokker - Friedrichschafen - Gotha - Grob - Halberstadt - Heinkel - Henschel - Horten - to name but a few. Enjoy.

Dive Bomber

Author : Peter C. Smith
ISBN : 9780811748421
Genre : History
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Details on planes like the German Stuka, the American Dauntless, the Japanese Aichi D3A1 "Val," the Soviet PE-2, and numerous others. Riveting accounts of aerial combat. Includes maps, diagrams, tables, and photos.

Jane S All The World S Aircraft

Author : Frederick Thomas Jane
ISBN : UOM:39015023925152
Genre : Aeronautics
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Denne Jane's flyoversigt er den eneste ved KGB, der henvises til Flyvevåbnets Bibliotek vedrørende øvrige Jane's All the World's Aircraft.

The Warplanes Of The Third Reich

Author : William Green
ISBN : UOM:39015002273780
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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