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Arctic Bf 109 and Bf 110 Aces (Paperback) Loot Price: R309
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Arctic Bf 109 and Bf 110 Aces (Paperback): John Weal

Arctic Bf 109 and Bf 110 Aces (Paperback)

John Weal; Illustrated by John Weal, Chris Davey; Cover design or artwork by Mark Postlethwaite

Series: Aircraft of the Aces, 124

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Osprey's leading Luftwaffe authority provides an absorbing account of the experiences of the aces in-theatre, and the title also features exquisite illustrations of the aircraft they flew, including selected profiles of aircraft in special winter camouflage.
The exploits of the Luftwaffe fighter aces in World War 2 are some of the best-documented in aviation literature, yet comparatively little has been published about those operating in the Arctic Circle. The brunt of the fighting was borne initially by the special purpose "Jagdgruppe" z.B.V, comprising of "Staffeln" of both BF 109 and BF 110 "Zerstorer," based in Norway. These units were responsible for some outstanding successes and at first suffered only minimal casualties themselves.
As the dual threats of the RAF, operating from across the North Sea, and the Red Air Force in the East increased in numerical force and competence, the Luftwaffe increased its fighter presence to full "Geschwader" strength with the formation of JG 5 "Eismeer" (Ice-sea) in early 1942. The struggle for the frozen skies of the arctic raged on as the embattled JG 5 produced some of the Eastern Front's leading experten, pilots of the calibre of Theodor Weissenberger, Heinrich Ehrler, Walter Schuck, Franz Dorr and Jakob Norz all achieving over 100 kills and all listed here.

General

Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Aircraft of the Aces, 124
Release date: 2015
First published: 2015
Authors: John Weal
Illustrators: John Weal • Chris Davey
Cover artist: Mark Postlethwaite
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN-13: 978-1-78200-798-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Air forces & warfare
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Weapons & equipment > Military vehicles
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-78200-798-9
Barcode: 9781782007982

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