RAF Fighters vs Luftwaffe Bombers

RAF Fighters vs Luftwaffe Bombers

Battle of Britain

Duel 68
  • Author: Andy Saunders
  • Illustrator: Gareth Hector, Jim Laurier
  • Short code: DUE 68
  • Publication Date: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781472808523
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80
Users in the USA and Canada please select your location at the top of this page to see prices in your currency. Users in the UK and the Rest of the World will be billed in GBP.

This title is not yet published. The date it is expected to be available from is 19 Dec 2017. Print copies will be preorderable closer to this date.


About this Product

In this book, Andy Saunders journeys back in time into the cockpits of RAF fighters and Luftwaffe bombers to show precisely where the Battle of Britain was won and lost. Losses were high on both sides, but the determined RAF fighter force began to take its toll on the overextended, under-protected Kampfgruppen of Heinkel He 111s, Ju 87s and 88s, and Dornier Do 17s. Using the famous Spitfire and Hurricane, but also the lesser known Havoc and Defiant fighters, Fighter Command could really maul the Luftwaffe bombers if they avoided falling foul of the formidable Bf 109 escorts. Both sides learned and adapted as the campaign went on, with the Luftwaffe switching from massed daylight raids to round-the-clock bombing, eventually bombing only by night, often hitting civilian targets in the dreaded Blitz. This lavishly-illustrated study dissects the tactics and technology of the duels in this new kind of war.

Biographical Note

A full-time writer and researcher, Andy Saunders lives and works in East Sussex - the very heart of 'Battle of Britain country'. He is the author of No 43 ‘Fighting Cocks' Squadron in addition to 25 other books published to date. Additionally, he writes extensively for the Historic Aviation Press and is a frequent contributor and consultant to TV aviation documentaries.Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene artwork and cover artwork. Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974-78, and since graduating with Honors, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.


Design and Development
Technical Specifications
The Strategic Situation
The Combatants
Statistics and Analysis
Further Reading

You may also be interested in the following product(s)