LUFTWAFFE IN COLOUR VOLUME 2

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Luftwaffe In Colour Volume 2

Author : Christophe Cony
ISBN : 1612004555
Genre : History
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Eighty years after its creation, the Luftwaffe is still one of the most fascinating forces in the history of aviation. A companion to Luftwaffe in Colour Volume 1, which covered the victory years from 1939 up to Spring 1942, this volume with nearly 400 images contains even more fascinating material on the machines of the Luftwaffe and the men who flew them, as their fate took an increasingly grim path. Initially the Luftwaffe ruled the skies but thereafter fought an increasingly futile war of attrition which when combined with vital strategic mistakes in aircraft production, was its death knell. Despite this the Luftwaffe produced the most successful air aces of all time who feature in this volume. Among many remarkable images we see one of the last Junkers 87 B-2 operational on the front line 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, Wolfgang Spate and Heinz Schnaufer and a vivid demonstration of the reversal in fortunes in 1944 as Allied bombers destroy 106 places, engulfing them in fire at Schwabisch-Hall on German soil. In this painstakingly pieced together collection, originally published in France, the full detail behind the propaganda is once more revealed, in rare colour photographs.
Category: History

The Luftwaffe In Colour Volume 1

Author : Chrsitophe Cony
ISBN : 9781612004082
Genre : History
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This remarkable work pulls the lid off one of the legendary air forces in history at the very peak of its powerÑunveiling the men and machines as they truly existed day-to-day, underneath the propaganda of their own regime and the scare stories of their enemies. In HitlerÕs Germany, color photography was primarily co-opted for state purposes, such as the military publication Signal, or the LuftwaffeÕs own magazine, Der Adler (Eagle). But a number of men had cameras of their own, and in this painstakingly acquired collection, originally published in France, we can witness true life on GermanyÕs airfields during the period of the LuftwaffeÕs ascendancy. Thus not only do we see famous planes such as the Me-109, Ju-87 or He-111, but the wide variety of more obscure types with which the Germans began the war. The array of Arados, Dorniers, HeinkelsÑnot to mention elegant 4-engine CondorsÑthat were initially employed in the war are here in plain sight and full color, providing not only an insight into WWII history but a model makerÕs dream. Just as fascinating are the shots of the airmen themselves, along with their ground crewsÑfull of confidence and cheer as they bested every other air force in Europe during these years, with the single exception of the RAFÕs Fighter Command in late-summer 1940. But that was no big stumbling block to the Luftwaffe, which had bigger fish to fry in Russia and North Africa the following year. In the authorsÕ next work, ÒThe Years of Defeat,Ó we will see how the war turned more grim for the Luftwaffe, even as its expertise and skill at more deadly aircraft designs, increased. In ÒThe Victory YearsÓ we have a uniquely intimate view of an air force at the very apex of its capabilities.
Category: History

Military Uniforms In Europe 1900 2000 Volume Two

Author : R Spencer Kidd
ISBN : 9781291187465
Genre : History
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This book (Volume Two) gives an historical overview of 51 countries whose armed forces served in Europe 1900-2000, together with uniform descriptions. Includes 204 full colour paintings of the regular armies, marines, airforce and para-military troops engaged in land exercises, operations and warfare in Europe, including non-European troops serving in Europe. Each entry is accompanied by a history and description of the uniforms illustrated. The author and illustrator Ron Kidd, has been interested in both police and military history, uniforms and insignia since he was a school boy in the 1950's. He has visited over 300 police and military museums world-wide, and has written and illustrated a number of magazine articles on both police and military history and uniforms. He is a member of both the Military Heraldry Society and the Military Historical Society.
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Armies Weapons

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ISBN : UOM:39015078414201
Genre : Military art and science
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Luftwaffe

Author : Richard Ward
ISBN : OCLC:993017682
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Stuka Volume Two

Author : Peter C. Smith
ISBN : 1903223709
Genre : History
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During the first phase of World War II, the German forces advancing on all fronts, the Ju87 Stuka had been an essential element in the Luftwaffe's armory attack. However, from mid-1943 as the War drug on, the Stuka began incurring heavy losses. Dunkirk, Warsaw, Rotterdam, and other early victories became distant memories as severe reversals came about in the East. Wherever possible and often against overwhelming resources, the Stukas supported the retreating German armies by conducting not just precision dive-bombing missions, but low-level ground attack operations against enemy transport targets, gun positions, and ships. This second and concluding volume in this series examines the role of the Stuka during these years of retreat. Aspects of the Stuka's role, which the book recounts, includes the attacks against the Malta convoys, the retreat in North Africa, the war over the Arctic, the Russian campaign including the battle for Stalingrad, and the collapse of the Eastern front. This volume contains an impressive selection of historic photos, color artworks, and first-hand accounts from those who flew the aircraft.
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Modelling The Focke Wulf Fw 190 A F And G

Author : Geoff Coughlin
ISBN : 9781780967257
Genre : History
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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurt Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains a hugely popular subject for aviation scale-modellers. This book, the first of two to cover the Fw190, provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to modelling the Fw 190's A, F and G variants in 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32 scale. Key aspects such as creating mottled camouflage patterns, undercarriage and cockpit detailing, final weathering and finishing, and diorama bases to display your models are covered.
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Battle Of Britain Phase One July August 1940

Author : Eric Mombeek
ISBN : 1903223059
Genre : History
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This new, detailed photographic series portrays the aircraft, camouflage, and markings of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force.
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Modelling A Focke Wulf Fw 190a 8 R8

Author : Geoff Coughlin
ISBN : 9781780967141
Genre : History
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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurk Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains hugely popular subject for aviation scale-modellers. This title provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R8 in 1/32 scale. Key aspects such as finishing techniques, including painting and displaying your model are covered. This guide forms part of Osprey Modelling 27 Modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G also available as an ebook.
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Modelling A Focke Wulf Fw 190a 8 R11

Author : Geoff Coughlin
ISBN : 9781780967097
Genre : History
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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is regarded as one of the best fighters of World War II. Designed by Kurt Tank, it first saw combat in the summer of 1941 and went on to be produced in several variants. It remains a hugely popular subject for aviation scale-modellers. This title provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/RII in 1/72 scale. Key aspects such as finishing techniques, including painting and displaying your model are covered. This guide forms part of Osprey Modelling 27 Modelling the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A, F and G also available as an ebook.
Category: History