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Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943-45

Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943-45

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The Typhoon was the RAF's heavyweight fighter-bomber of choice to support the British and Canadian armies during the invasion of northwest Europe. In this book Chris Thomas extols the great importance of the Typhoon wings in the ultimate Allied victory in Europe. He describes their destruction of German radar in the lead-up to D-Day, the use of large-scale rocket

Overview

The Typhoon was the RAF's heavyweight fighter-bomber of choice to support the British and Canadian armies during the invasion of northwest Europe. In this book Chris Thomas extols the great importance of the Typhoon wings in the ultimate Allied victory in Europe. He describes their destruction of German radar in the lead-up to D-Day, the use of large-scale rocket projectiles in land battles and pinpoint attacks on German command and control centres, which crippled the Wehrmacht's ability to respond quickly to Allied troop movements. But not everything went smoothly for the Typhoon wings. Their epic battle with highly effective German flak installations prompted Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst to remark 'I suppose that flying one of these aircraft was the most dangerous task the Air Force has ever asked anybody to do'.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Typical of Osprey books, there are a superlative number of period photos of the planes and those who flew them. This is further enhanced by a large selection of color profiles by author that show examples of the Typhoon as the war progressed. This is an outstanding book on the subject and is one that I can easily recommend to you.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (October 2010)

“Military holdings considering strategy and equipment will find this a fine survey from an aircraft specialist who provides much research on the history and development of the Typhoon.” —The Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472800268
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/20/2013
Series:
Combat Aircraft , #86
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
13 MB
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Meet the Author

This is Chris Thomas' second book for Osprey, the first being the highly successful Aircraft of the Aces 27 – Typhoon and Tempest Aces. He has previously co-authored (with Christopher Shores) Typhoon and Tempest Story (1988) and four volumes of 2nd Tactical Air Force (2004-09). The son of a wartime Typhoon pilot, Chris is the Air-Britain specialist on the aircraft, and he wrote The Typhoon File and Warpaint No 5 – Typhoon. He has also created the profile artwork featured in this volume, bringing to bear his specialist knowledge of the markings and detailed appearance of the subject aircraft. Chris' artwork has been published in Air Enthusiast, Aeroplane Monthly, Flypast and Le Fana de l'Aviation. He also illustrated the 2nd Tactical Air Force series with more than 90 profiles of the various types employed by that force.

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