Stukas Over Spain

Author: Rafael Permuy
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764343681
Size: 17,64 MB
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In this concise study, the infamous Luftwaffe Stukas of World War II are shown in their earlier use during the Spanish Civil War as part of the Legion Condor. Using text and photographic material from both Spanish and German archives, the famous Junkers Ju 87 and the lesser known Henschel Hs 123 are shown in rare war-era photographs, as well as in color profiles. The operational and technical details of both dive-bomber aircraft types are also presented, as well as the histories of the units that flew them.

Hitler S Stuka Squadrons

Author: John Ward
Editor: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9780760319918
Size: 17,38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Hitler's Stuka Squadrons is a book that separates fact from fantasy regarding the achievements and military career of the Ju 87 aircraft. Able to deliver its bombs accurately onto a target, the Stuka wreaked havoc in Poland and France against ground targets and refugee columns. Hitler's Stuka Squadrons charts the Ju 87's career in 1939-40, when German aerial superiority ensured aircraft losses were low. However, against Spitfires and Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain in 1940 the Stuka was shot out of the skies. The campaign in Russia saw the re-establishment of the Ju 87's supremacy, and would lead to a change in role to one of tank-busting. Hitler's Stuka Squadrons also covers the individual Stuka squadrons, their campaigns, tactics, and pilots. Illustrated with full-color artworks, which show the various changes in livery and design that the Ju 87 underwent during its career, accompanied by a full specifications table that lists range, armament, performance, dimensions, ceiling and weights;- An authoritative book written by an expert on Military history- First-hand accounts from Stuka pilots- Full-colored artworks- Specifications boxes

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

Author: Mike Guardia
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472801210
Size: 14,31 MB
Format: PDF
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In the opening days of the Blitzkrieg campaign, few aircraft could invoke as much terror as the Junkers Ju 87. Nicknamed the “Stuka” (an abbreviation of Sturzkampfflugzeug – the German term for “dive-bomber”), the Ju 87 was perhaps the most feared tactical bomber of the ETO. With its fixed landing gear and inverted gull wings, the Stuka was the most recognizable aircraft of the Blitzkrieg era. With profile plates, close-up photographs and battlescene artwork, this book reveals the design and development history of the aircraft and how the inclusion of its dive-activated siren changed it from a reliable and sturdy dive bomber into a psychological weapon, spreading panic in ground units. Mike Guardia goes on to explain how the Stuka became easy prey for Allied aircraft and how its influence waned in the final years of the war.

Stukas Over The Mediterranean 1940 45

Author: Peter C Smith
Editor: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1853673765
Size: 18,83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text examines the role of German and Italian Ju 87s in diverse campaigns such as the attack on Yugoslavia, the battle for Crete and operations by the night flying squadrons.

The Few Preparation For The Battle Of Britain

Author: Philip Kaplan
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473831970
Size: 19,32 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new addition to the Images of War series is sure to prove welcome, illustrating as it does the preparatory stages of the iconic Battle of Britain. Whilst the country geared up for action, the air forces rallied, readying the high-performance Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire fighters that were to characterize this aerial conflict so dramatically. The nine month period that elapsed prior to the German dive-bombing attacks on British shipping in the English Channel (an event that signaled, what Winston Churchill labeled, The Battle of Britain) is the focus of this photographic study. The so-called 'Phoney War' that played out under the leadership of William Maxwell Aitken, the British Minister of Aircraft Production, saw all arms of the Air Force tasked with the job of ensuring that Britain and its forces were prepared for the German challenge that existed on the horizon.Images of some of pilots and various aircrews preparing for battle feature alongside shots of Spitfires in waiting, volunteer ambulance crews in readiness, civilians filling sandbags on the beaches of Britain to be used in an effort to protect its buildings. All these images serve to illustrate the times at hand, and the co-operative, resilient spirit of British pilots and civilians during this anticipatory period of uncertainty. Military enthusiasts and historians of the Second World War will be intrigued by the new insights opened up by these images. All are accompanied by Kaplan's illuminating prose, setting each image within context. A second volume will follow, focussing on the Battle itself, and The Few who achieved so much.


Author: Patrick Laureau
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811706885
Size: 16,65 MB
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Originally published as: Legion Condor. Ottringham: Hikoki, 2000.

Spain In Our Hearts

Author: Instaread
Editor: Instaread
ISBN: 1683783328
Size: 15,26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Stuka Spearhead

Author: Peter C. Smith
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1784380342
Size: 14,47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This addition to the Luftwaffe at War Series is a fully illustrated guide to the formative years of the Ju 87 dive-bomber which dominated the opening campaigns of W orld War II.