German Luftwaffe in World War II

German Luftwaffe in World War II

by Chris McNab
     
 

Germany’s air force, the Luftwaffe, played a critical role in the Third Reich’s victories in the early part of World War II, providing the airborne component of the German forces’ irresistible Blitzkrieg (“lightning war”) tactics that swept all armies before it from 1939 to 1942.

Broken down by campaign and key battles within each

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Overview

Germany’s air force, the Luftwaffe, played a critical role in the Third Reich’s victories in the early part of World War II, providing the airborne component of the German forces’ irresistible Blitzkrieg (“lightning war”) tactics that swept all armies before it from 1939 to 1942.

Broken down by campaign and key battles within each theater of war, Order of Battle: German Luftwaffe in World War II illustrates the strengths and organizational structures of the Third Reich’s air force, building into a detailed compendium of information. Full-color order of battle tree diagrams at Luftflotten, Gruppe, Fliegerkorps and squadron level help the reader quickly understand how and where bomber (Kampfgeschwader), fighter (Jagdgeschwader), dive-bomber (Stukageschwader), and reconnaissance (Aufklärungsgruppe) units were employed. Quick reference tables provide unit strengths, aircraft types, and base locations, while profile diagrams show typical numbers of aircraft at squadron level.

With extensive organizational diagrams, tables and full-color campaign maps, Order of Battle: German Luftwaffe in World War II is an attractive, easy-to-use guide to the German air force of World War II. The book is an essential reference for any serious enthusiast of air warfare in the twentieth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906626303
Publisher:
Amber Books
Publication date:
03/24/2009
Series:
Order of Battle Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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