Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Aces of the Western Front

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Aces of the Western Front

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The Fw 190 was the scourge of Fighter Command from the moment it appeared on the Western Front at Abbeville in August 1941 with II./JG 26. A nimble, speedy and well-armed adversary, the 'Butcher Bird' quickly proved superior to all Allied fighters of the time, particularly at medium to low altitude. Led by Experten of the calibre of 'Pips' Priller, Heinz Bar and Walter Oesau, the handful of Fw 190-equipped Jagdgeschwader flew against overwhelming odds, firstly on the Channel coast, and then in direct defence of the Reich when the Jagdflieger took on the might of the USAAF's Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. This is their story.

Table of Contents

In the Beginning/Channel and North Sea Build-Up/Diversions North, South and Nocturnal/Defence of the Reich - The Battle is Joined/Normandy - The Killing Ground/Defence of the Reich - The Battle is Lost/The End of the Line/Appendices/Index

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Published May 15 1996
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781855325951
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 9
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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