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Fokker D.XXI Aces of World War 2 (Paperback): Kari Stenman, Peter De Jong

Fokker D.XXI Aces of World War 2 (Paperback)

Kari Stenman, Peter De Jong; Illustrated by Chris Davey, Mark Postlethwaite

Series: Aircraft of the Aces, 112

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The Dutch D.XXIs saw less than a week of action following the German invasion of the west on 10 May 1940, with many of the country's 28 fighters being destroyed on the ground. However, those that survived the initial onslaught inflicted losses on the Luftwaffe. By then, however, the D.XXI had found everlasting fame in Finland during the Winter War of 1939-40. Proving itself a real thorn in the side of the Soviets, the fighter, operating in primitive conditions and against vastly superior numbers, Finnish D.XXIs racked up an incredible score against the Red Air Force. The D.XXI also has the distinction of producing the first 'ace in a single mission' in World War 2, when then 1Lt Jorma Sarvanto shot down six Ilyushin DB-3 bombers on 6 January 1940. After spending a year providing home defence and flying coastal patrols during the early stages of the Continuation War in 1941, all surviving Finnish Fokker D.XXIs were relegated to the reconnaissance role, which they performed through to the end of hostilities in September 1944.

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Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Aircraft of the Aces, 112
Release date: April 2013
First published: April 2013
Authors: Kari Stenman • Peter De Jong
Illustrators: Chris Davey • Mark Postlethwaite
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-1-78096-062-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
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Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-78096-062-X
Barcode: 9781780960623

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