Luftwaffe Fighter-Bombers Over Britain: The German Air Force's Tip and Run Campaign, 1942-43

Luftwaffe Fighter-Bombers Over Britain: The German Air Force's Tip and Run Campaign, 1942-43

by Chris Goss
     
 

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• Chronicles the air war above Britain from March 1942 to June 1943 and includes in-the-cockpit accounts from German and British pilots • Assesses offensive and defensive tactics • Incorporates hundreds of rarely seen photos As the Battle of Britain came to a close, the Luftwaffe began arming its single-engine fighters with bombs and using them instead

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• Chronicles the air war above Britain from March 1942 to June 1943 and includes in-the-cockpit accounts from German and British pilots • Assesses offensive and defensive tactics • Incorporates hundreds of rarely seen photos As the Battle of Britain came to a close, the Luftwaffe began arming its single-engine fighters with bombs and using them instead of bombers for many daylight raids against shipping and coastal installations, railways, fuel depots, and other military and civilian objectives. The fighter-bombers also launched unopposed attacks against London and numerous other cities and towns across England. Known as "tip and run" attacks, these raids had a detrimental effect on British morale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811706919
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
07/16/2010
Series:
Stackpole Military History Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,169,782
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Goss is a modern-day veteran of the Royal Air Force and the author of a number of books on World War II in the air. He lives in England.

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