Fw 200 Condor vs Atlantic Convoy: 1941-43

Fw 200 Condor vs Atlantic Convoy: 1941-43

by Robert Forczyk, Tim Brown, Tony Bryan, Howard Gerrard
     
 

This is the account of the machines of war pitted against each other and the combatants who operated them. Step onto the battlefield and immerse yourself in the experience of real historic combat.

After the fall of France in 1940, Germany attempted to strangle Britain into submission by attacking the Atlantic Convoys, which brought much-needed supplies and war

Overview

This is the account of the machines of war pitted against each other and the combatants who operated them. Step onto the battlefield and immerse yourself in the experience of real historic combat.

After the fall of France in 1940, Germany attempted to strangle Britain into submission by attacking the Atlantic Convoys, which brought much-needed supplies and war materiel from the USA and Canada. While the U-boats attacked from beneath the seas, the Germans converted a civilian airliner design into the Fw 200 Condor and attacked from the skies. By the summer of 1941, Condor attacks had been so successful that Winston Churchill called them "the scourge of the Atlantic." This book discusses the development of the Condor, and analyzes the various Allied responses, from arming civilian vessels and providing Royal Navy escorts, to the Grumman Martlets and Sea Hurricanes launched from catapults on modified merchant ships or from specially-designed carriers to meet this aerial threat.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Aviation and World War II buffs should enjoy this latest Osprey release, which will prove particularly valuable to scholars of the Battle of the Atlantic.” —Robert Guttman, Aviation History (September 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846039171
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Series:
Duel Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
565,166
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Forczyk has a PhD in International Relations and National Security from the University of Maryland and a strong background in European and Asian military history. He retired as a lieutenant-colonel from the US Army Reserves having served 18 years as an armour officer in the US 2nd and 4th infantry divisions and as an intelligence officer in the 29th Infantry Division (Light). Dr Forczyk is currently a consultant in the Washington, DC, area. The author lives in Washington, DC.

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