Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Aces of the Western Front

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Aces of the Western Front

by John Weal

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Aces of the Western Front by John Weal

The Fw 190 was the scourge of Fighter Command from the moment it appeared on the Western Front at Abbeville in August 1941 with II./JG 26. A nimble, speedy and well-armed adversary, the 'Butcher Bird' quickly proved superior to all Allied fighters of the time, particularly at medium to low altitude. Led by Experten of the calibre of 'Pips' Priller, Heinz Bar and Walter Oesau, the handful of Fw 190-equipped Jagdgeschwader flew against overwhelming odds, firstly on the Channel coast, and then in direct defence of the Reich when the Jagdflieger took on the might of the USAAF's Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. This is their story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782005254
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/20/2012
Series: Aircraft of the Aces , #9
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Arguably the finest profile artist in the business, John Weal's love of German aircraft makes his work a treat for students of the subject. He has written several Aces volumes, and two books on the JU 87 in the companion series Combat Aircraft.

Table of Contents

In the Beginning/Channel and North Sea Build-Up/Diversions North, South and Nocturnal/Defence of the Reich - The Battle is Joined/Normandy - The Killing Ground/Defence of the Reich - The Battle is Lost/The End of the Line/Appendices/Index

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