Jagdgeschwader 53 'Pik-As' [NOOK Book]

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Arguably the archetypal Luftwaffe fighter unit of World War 2, JG 53 aircraft were encountered on almost every fighting front from the first day of hostilities until the last. During almost six years of near-constant campaigning, JG 53 took a steady toll of Allied aircraft in every theatre it fought over. The variety of camouflage finishes worn by its machines -winter white, desert dapple and Reich's defence black - and the progression of variants are reflected in an eye-opening colour section. John Weal has ...
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Jagdgeschwader 53 'Pik-As'

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Overview

Arguably the archetypal Luftwaffe fighter unit of World War 2, JG 53 aircraft were encountered on almost every fighting front from the first day of hostilities until the last. During almost six years of near-constant campaigning, JG 53 took a steady toll of Allied aircraft in every theatre it fought over. The variety of camouflage finishes worn by its machines -winter white, desert dapple and Reich's defence black - and the progression of variants are reflected in an eye-opening colour section. John Weal has spent several years researching in German archives and this, together with his personal contact with several veterans, results in an authoritative and human account of JG 53's long and eventful war.
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"Chock full of photographs of the men and machines of JG 53, the book is further enhanced by several pages of color profiles showing the variety of camouflage schemes worn by this unit over the years. A book that needs to be on the shelf of every Luftwaffe and 109 fan, and one that I can highly recommend to you." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (December 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782006602
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Series: Aviation Elite Units , #25
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

John Weal is Osprey’s primary Luftwaffe author and artist. He owns one of the largest private collections of original German-language literature from World War 2 and his research is based on this huge archive. Fluent in German, Weal has spent much time establishing contact with ex-members of the Luftwaffe, from General Staff Officers of the RLM to frontline aircrew. A freelance airbrush artist since the days of the monthly RAF Flying Review, he has illustrated some of the finest Luftwaffe profiles to date.
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Table of Contents


Early Days     6
Sitzkrieg and Blitzkrieg     11
The Battle of Britain and Beyond     26
Barbarossa and Beyond     40
The Mediterranean, Act I     62
The Parting of the Ways     72
The Mediterranean, Act II     85
End in the East and West     106
Appendices     121
Colour Plates Commentary     123
Unit Heraldry     127
Bibliography     127
Index     128
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