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Luftwaffe Fighter Aces

Author : Mike Spick
ISBN : 9781848326279
Genre : History
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In this exciting book Mike Spick shows how the Luftwaffe's leading fighter pilots were able to outscore their allied counterparts so effectively and completely during the Second World War. When the records of the Jagdflieger pilots became available after the war, they were initially greeted with incredulity _ the highest claim was for 352 kills, and more than 100 pilots had recorded more than 100 victories. However postwar research proved that these claims had in fact been made in good faith and confirmation had only been given after rigorous checking. To discover the secret of this success, aviation history expert Mike Spick examines the exploits of these aces and sets out the context in which it took place. Every major theater is covered in detail including the conditions peculiar to each: climate, relative numerical and qualitative strengths, the presence or absence of radar and other measures, and the relative merits of the planes being flown. He focuses on the methods and tactics used by individual aces and uses firsthand sources wherever possible to put the reader right alongside the pilot in the cockpit.

German Jet Aces Of World War 2

Author : Hugh Morgan
ISBN : 1855326345
Genre : History
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The Third Reich's last ditch efforts to sweep the massed Allied bomber formations from the skies of Germany centred around the new crop of jet 'wonder weapons' that were issued to the Jagdwaffe from mid-1944 onwards. Far in advance of anything the Allies had even in the experimental phase, types like the Me 262, He 162, Me 163 and the Ar 234 could perform their combat sorties with relative impunity. However, paucity in numbers and unreliable jet engines eventually cancelled out any technological edge that these aircraft offered.

Allied Jet Killers Of World War 2

Author : Stephen Chapis
ISBN : 9781472823533
Genre : History
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Allied fighter pilots began encountering German jets – principally the outstanding Me 262 fighter – from the autumn of 1944. Stunned by the aircraft's speed and rate of climb, it took USAAF and RAF units time to work out how to combat this deadly threat as the Luftwaffe targeted the medium and heavy bombers attacking targets across the Reich. A number of high-scoring aces from the Eighth Air Force (Drew, Glover, Meyer, Norley and Yeager, to name but a few) succeeded in claiming Me 262s, Me 163 and Ar 234s during the final months of the campaign, as did RAF aces like Tony Gaze and 'Foob' Fairbanks. The exploits of both famous and little-known pilots will be chronicled in this volume, detailing how they pushed their P-47s, P-51s, Spitfires and Tempests to the limits of their performance in order to down the Luftwaffe's 'wonder weapons'.

The Final Hours

Author : Johannes Steinhoff
ISBN : 9781574888638
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A rare contemporary account of Germany's defeat, free from the whitewashing of decades of reflection

Modelling Luftwaffe Jets And Wonder Weapons

Author : Brett Green
ISBN : 9781780961613
Genre : History
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While the Allies largely relied on mass production to help them win World War II, Germany put a great deal of their limited resources into new technologies and wonder weapons. In addition to these tangible assets, which were used with varying degrees of success, the drawing boards of Germany were littered with dozens of advanced designs that never reached the prototype or production stages. Many of these operational and paper projects advanced the pace and influenced the direction of aircraft development in the decades following World War II, with many of the German engineers responsible for these innovations seamlessly continuing their roles in the United States and the USSR. Modellers have had a long fascination for the Luftwaffe's jet arsenal and secret weapons of fact and fiction and this new Osprey Masterclass will explore the Luftwaffe jets and rocket planes that saw service at the end of World War II.

The Complete Fighter Ace

Author : Mike Spick
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025128740
Genre : History
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This comprehensive guide to all the fighter aces from World War I to the jet age, describes the combat techniques and tactics of the most outstanding pilots of this century.

Fighter Aces Of The Luftwaffe In World War Ii

Author : Philip Kaplan
ISBN : 9781844154609
Genre : History
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This book examines the reality behind the myths of the legendary German fighter aces of World War II. It explains why only a small minority of pilots - those in whom the desire for combat overrode everything - accounted for so large a proportion of the victories. It surveys the skills that a successful fighter pilot must have - a natural aptitude for flying, marksmanship, keen eyesight - and the way in which fighter tactics have developed. The book examines the history of the classic fighter aircraft that were flown, such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Focke Wulf Fw 190, and examines each type's characteristics, advantages and disadvantages in combat. The accounts of the experiences of fighter pilots are based on archival research, diaries, letters, published and unpublished memoirs and personal interviews with veterans. The pilots included are Werner Molders, Gunther Rall, Adolf Galland, Erich Hartmann and Johannes Steinhoff.

Aces Of The Reich

Author : Mike Spick
ISBN : 9781473877528
Genre : History
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In 1939, the Luftwaffe was arguably the world's best-equipped and best-trained air force. Its fighters were second to none, and their pilots had a tactical system superior to any other in the world. In campaigns over Poland, Norway, the Low Countries and France, they carried all before them. Only in the summer of 1940 did they fail by a narrow margin in achieving air superiority over England. In the West, with a mere holding force, they maintained an enviable kill-loss ratio against the RAF, while elsewhere they swept through the Balkans, then decimated the numerically formidable Soviet Air Force. Their top scorers set marks in air combat that have never been surpassed.Yet within three years despite the introduction of the jet Me 262, the world's most advanced fighter the Luftwaffe fighter arm had been totally defeated. How did this happen? Air-warfare historian Mike Spick explores this question in depth in this incisive and compelling study of World War II's most fearsome air force.

World War Ii Flight Simulation Video Games

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1155873882
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Combat Flight Simulator 2, Hellcats Over the Pacific, IL-2 Sturmovik, Secret Weapons Over Normandy, Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe, Battlehawks 1942, Jane's Attack Squadron, Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory, Aces High, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, B-17 Flying Fortress, Wings of Power: WWII Heavy Bombers and Jets, Air Warrior, Fighter Squadron: The Screamin' Demons Over Europe, B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th, European Air War, Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Series, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Firepower, Fighter Ace, Aces of the Pacific, Pacific Fighters, Luftwaffe Commander, Wings of Power II: WWII Fighters, Their Finest Hour, The Dam Busters, IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, WarBirds, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, 1942: The Pacific Air War, Jane's WWII Fighters, Pacific Strike, WWII Aces, Spitfire Ace, Overlord, Rowan's Battle of Britain, Ace of Aces, Aircraft Powerpack. Excerpt: Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater is the successor to the highly successful Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Series and Fighter Ace Series. CFS1 Was the first combat conversion of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series. The gameplay takes place in the Pacific Theater of Operations, and includes campaigns loosely based on historical air battles, from both the American and Japanese perspectives. Because of the open-ended architecture of the Microsoft Flight Simulator series, the platform for this simulator, many enthusiasts have created massive amounts of extra scenery, aircraft, missions and campaigns. Combat flight simulators, although derived from standard aircraft flight simulators, are not simply aimed at leisure flying in a nicely simulated environment. They deal mainly with aircraft performance, maneuvering, strategy and tactics, opponent behavio...

Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerst Rer Aces Of World War 2

Author : John Weal
ISBN : 9781782005650
Genre : History
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This volume is the first of its type to be devoted exclusively to the Zerstörer day fighter aces, spanning the war years from Poland to the defence of the Reich. Although Messerschmitt's single-engined Bf 109 has received most of the plaudits for achieving virtual air superiority over Europe in 1939-40, the exploits of the manufacturer's twin-engined Bf 110, the Ju 88 and the Me 410 Zerstörer in the first year of the war also make for very impressive reading. Indeed, on the eve of World War 2 a posting to a Bf 110 unit was considered to be the best career move available in the Luftwaffe.

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