Fw 190 Sturmböcke vs B-17 Flying Fortress

Europe 1944–45

Fw 190 Sturmböcke vs B-17 Flying Fortress cover

Fw 190 Sturmböcke vs B-17 Flying Fortress

Europe 1944–45

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For the first time in the best-selling Duel series, Osprey Publishing presents the horrifying aerial clash between a fighter and a bomber. The Fw 190 was one of the best air superiority aircraft of World War II. When it first appeared over the Channel in 1941 it sent shockwaves through the Allied air commands. By 1944, these fighters had been up-gunned to serve as the front line of defence against the Allied bombing campaign. Although the Fw 190s were responsible for shooting down hundreds of Allied bombers, they met their match against the United States Air-Force B-17 'Flying Fortress.' Capable of carry 4,000 lbs of bombs and bristling with .50-cal machine guns, the B-17 could sow death in every direction. Using brand-new artwork and first-hand accounts, this book recreates the deadly drama in the skies above Germany in 1944.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Design and development /The Strategic Situation /Technical Specifications /The Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Conclusio /Further Reading

Product details

Published Nov 24 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846039416
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 24
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Robert Forsyth

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Jim Laurier

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Gareth Hector

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