Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe in World War II


By: Philip Kaplan
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781844154609
Published: 22nd March 2007
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

Current purchase price:
£15.99

Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe in World War II

This book examines the reality behind the myths of the legendary German fighter aces of World War II. It explains why only a small minority of pilots - those in whom the desire for combat overrode everything - accounted for so large a proportion of the victories. It surveys the skills that a successful fighter pilot must have - a natural aptitude for flying, marksmanship, keen eyesight - and the way in which fighter tactics have developed. The book examines the history of the classic fighter aircraft that were flown, such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Focke Wulf Fw 190, and examines each type's characteristics, advantages and disadvantages in combat. The accounts of the experiences of fighter pilots are based on archival research, diaries, letters, published and unpublished memoirs and personal interviews with veterans. The pilots included are Werner Molders, Gunther Rall, Adolf Galland, Erich Hartmann and Johannes Steinhoff.

 




Some books that may interest you

Trading with the Enemy
Trading with the Enemy
By: Philip Leigh

Rome, Blood and Power
Rome, Blood and Power
By: Gareth C Sampson

Sunderland at War 1939-45
Sunderland at War 1939-45
By: Craig Armstrong

Three in Thirteen
Three in Thirteen
By: Roger Dunsford

The Waffen SS in the East: 1943-1945
The Waffen SS in the East: 1943-1945
By: Nicholas Milton

Under A Bomber's Moon
Under A Bomber's Moon
By: Stephen Harris

The Forgotten War Against Napoleon
The Forgotten War Against Napoleon
By: Gareth Glover

Children at War 1914-1918
Children at War 1914-1918
By: Vivien Newman

Flight Craft 8: Mikoyan MiG-31
Flight Craft 8: Mikoyan MiG-31
By: Yefim Gordon



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.