Description

The battle for the skies in World War II fuelled a race between rival air forces to develop ever faster and more capable fighter aircraft – and the struggle for air superiority was never over until the war itself ended.

This volume explores four clashes of some of the finest planes and pilots, in key theatres of the war: Spitfires duelling the formidable Bf 109 over the Channel, the Fw 190 battling the Soviet La 5 and 7 on the Eastern Front, the F4F Wildcat in a desperate clash with the legendary A6M Zero-sen, and the F4U Corsair in combat with the second-generation Japanese Ki-84 in the closing days of the war.

Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs, maps and colour artwork, Air Combat conveys the full story behind these dramatic aviation duels.

Product details

Published Jan 24 2019
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 320
ISBN 9781472836748
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated with photos and colour artwork
Series General Aviation
Short code GNA
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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