Beaufighter Aces of World War 2

Beaufighter Aces of World War 2 cover

Description

Entering service at the end of the Battle of Britain, the pugnacious Bristol Beaufighter was deployed in numbers by Fighter Command just in time for the start of the Luftwaffe's night 'Blitz' on Britain. Flown by specialised nightfighter squadrons – several of them elite pre-war Auxiliary Air Force units – it was the first nightfighter to be equipped with an airborne radar as standard. Thus equipped, it combined the ability to 'see' the enemy at night with the devastating hitting power of four cannon and six machine guns. This book covers the exploits of the men who made ace in the Beaufighter and includes stunning original artwork together with first hand accounts of the action.

Product details

Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472802316
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 80 col
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 65
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Illustrator

John Weal

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