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Mistel: German Composite Aircraft and Operations, 1942-1945

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New series from Ian Allan which concentrates on design, development and technical details with numerous close-up photographs and line drawings of chassis, engine and armament of each design together with drawings of insignia and markings. The subject of this volume arrived too late to be used in quantity in the 'Blitzkrieg' on Western Europe, but came into its own in the appalling winter conditions on the Russian Front. Line drawings.
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New series from Ian Allan which concentrates on design, development and technical details with numerous close-up photographs and line drawings of chassis, engine and armament of each design together with drawings of insignia and markings. The subject of this volume arrived too late to be used in quantity in the 'Blitzkrieg' on Western Europe, but came into its own in the appalling winter conditions on the Russian Front. Line drawings.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781903223093
  • Publisher: Allan, Ian Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Preface and Acknowledgements
Foreword: formerly Pilot in 3. Staffel, Kampfgeschwader(J) 30
Introduction: formerly Pilot in 6. Staffel Kampfgeschwader 200
Part 1 Invention: An introduction to early British composite experiments
1 "Like a Dove from a Roof..." Early Composite Aircraft Experiments 13
2 "I Am Not Convinced That it Has Any Real Usefulness..." British Pre-War Composite Aircraft 19
3 "For Heaven's Sake, Don't Let This Come up Again..." The British Dilemma 29
Part 2 Necessity: Mistel
4 "This Adventurous Creation" Birth of the Mistel concept 38
5 "The Work Force Would Be Better Employed on Other Tasks" Project Beethoven 64
6 "Make Preparations for an Attack on Scapa Flow" 85
7 "A Lucky Star" Operations in the West 1944 - Phase One 90
8 "How the Hell Am I Going to Handle This Monster?" Operations in the West 1944 - Phase Two 120
9 "We Were Ordered to Produce a German Pearl Harbour..." Operation Drachenhohle 131
10 "Put All Other Matters Aside and Concentrate on This Mission..." Operation Eisenhammer 152
11 "What Happens If the Germans Try It Upon London?" Churchill, the Mistel and the threat to "...the finest target in the world" 169
12 Mistel Projects and Variants 174
13 'Witches' Dance' Operations over the Vistula and the Oder-Neisse Bridgeheads March-April 1945 202
Finale 245
Appendix Mistel 2 Bedienungsvorschrift-Fl. extracts 280
Table of Ranks and Glossary 283
Source Notes 283
Bibliography 286
Index 288
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    Excellent book!

    Fantastic book with high quality drawings. Lots of technical details.

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