Luftwaffe Emergency Fighters

Author: Robert Forsyth
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472819950
Size: 13,96 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In late 1944, the German Air Ministry organised what it called an 'Emergency Fighter Competition' intended to produce designs for quick-to-build yet technically and tactically effective jet fighter aircraft capable of tackling the anticipated arrival of the B-29 Superfortress over Europe, as well as the British Mosquito and US P-38 Lightning which were appearing in ever greater numbers. Thus was born a cutting-edge, highly sophisticated series of aircraft including the futuristic and elegant Focke-Wulf Ta 183; the extraordinary Blohm und Voss P.212, and the state-of-the-art Messerschmitt P.1101 series. Armed with heavy cannon and the latest air-to-air rockets and missiles, these were designed to inflict carnage on American bomber formations at high speed. Using stunning three-view illustrations of each prototype along with full colour artwork, aviation expert Robert Forsyth traces the history of the extraordinary aircraft of the 'Emergency Fighter Competition', Hitler's last throw of the dice in the air war against the Allies.

Lufthansa To Luftwaffe Hitlers Secret Air Force

Author: Peter Dancey
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1447626753
Size: 11,45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 personnel 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

Bachem Ba 349 Natter

Author: Robert Forsyth
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472820118
Size: 12,54 MB
Format: PDF
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The Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a secretive, vertical take-off, single-seat rocket interceptor intended to offer high-speed defence of key targets. This radical aircraft offered Luftwaffe an inexpensive means with which to intercept and attack Allied heavy bombers using a vertically-launched, semi-expendable machine built of wood and armed with a nose-mounted 'honeycomb' battery of spin-stabilised air-to-air rockets as well as cannon armament. Launched vertically at 36,000ft per minute, the pilot was expected to fly within range of the enemy bombers, fire his rockets at them, ram another bomber, eject and parachute to the ground. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and stunning commissioned artwork, this study examines this inventive yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt by the Luftwaffe to defend against the tide of Allied aircraft that was bombing German cities into the ground.

Luftwaffe Fighter Force

Author: David C. Isby
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1848329873
Size: 13,77 MB
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This selection of accounts – written the men who did the flying and the fighting – lifts the lid on how the Luftwaffe operated and carried out its missions. Collected by the US Army during briefings shortly after the end of the end of the war, these reports reveal the views of major figures within the German fighter force on everything from their aircraft, operations and tactics, to training, technology, aircrews and reasons for the ultimate failure of the Luftwaffe. Many of the reports are by the 103-victory ace Adolf Galland, the author of the classic memoir The First and the Last. He discusses, among other things, escort tactics, fighter tactics, bomber tactics and Luftwaffe opinions of Allied aircraft performance. The chief of the ground force attack force, ‘Hitsch Hitschhold, shows how his Fw-190s and Stukas accomplished high-risk operations; Heinz Bar, a 240-victory ace, describes how he led fighter missions; and Walter Dahl, ace anti-bomber specialist, explains his tactics against boxes of B-17s. Brimming with fascinating insights, this is an invaluable source for anyone interested in aviation during the Second World War.

Luftwaffe Fighter Ace

Author: Norbert Hanning
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811744485
Size: 18,90 MB
Format: PDF
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Action-packed memoir of aerial combat. Inside the cockpits of Bf 109, Fw 190, and Me 262 fighters. Candid photos taken by the author himself.

Enemy At The Gates

Author: Justo Miranda
ISBN: 9781781557662
Size: 20,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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When nothing seemed able to contain the German advance, France, Great Britain and the USSR developed several programs of emergency fighters, as did Australia, to face the Japanese expansion. At the time the course of events switched, it was the Axis powers that had to create their own last resource designs of PANIC FIGHTERS, some of them suicidal.

The Rise And Fall Of The German Air Force

Editor: National Archives
Size: 18,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written by the men and women who conducted the intelligence campaign against the Germans, it recounts in full the principal campaigns, and traces problems encountered in the field. It is based on reliable sources, including documents seized from the archives of Luftwaffe after the war, and aims to provide an unbiased account.

The Rise And Fall Of The German Air Force 1933 1945

Author: National Archives
Editor: Natl Archives
Size: 18,40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A fascinating insider's view of how and why Germany's Air Force lost the Second World War, drawing on authentic captured documents, and highly illustrated with rare original photographs and maps from captured German records

Luftwaffe Secret Projects

Author: Walter Schick
Editor: Midland
Size: 11,76 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designs from Germany's aerodynamics engineers detail proposed military aircraft, including wing span and area, aspect ratio, length, height, weight, speed, and armament

Luftwaffe Bombers In The Battle Of Britain

Author: Andy Saunders
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473837316
Size: 10,44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Luftwaffe Bombers in the Battle of Britain will contains some 140-150 images of German bomber aircraft during the summer of 1940. The images will cover the entirety of the battle and will depict losses across Britain during this period. Each picture will tell its own story, and will be fully captioned with historical detail.Each section will have a short introduction and the images will include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/destroyed wreckages, photographs of pilots and other related illustrations. All images are from the author's unique collection of wartime photographs of Luftwaffe losses, collected from a variety of sources across some thirty-five years of research.