P-51 Mustang vs Fw 190

P-51 Mustang vs Fw 190

Europe 1943–45

Duel 1
  • Author: Martin Bowman
  • Short code: DUE 1
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846031892
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80
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Discover the history of a classic duel as the finest American and German pilots are pitted against each other in the war-torn skies over Europe, in two of the most advanced fighter planes of the age, the P-51 Mustang and the Fw 190. This first book in a new series describes the design and development of these rivals and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each fighter through an examination of the key elements of airframe, engine, armament and flying characteristics. Also explored is the training the combatants received, providing an insight into the lives of the pilots. Cockpit digital artwork allows the reader to relive the thrill and terror of a dogfight as these two evenly matched opponents battled for supremacy in the skies above Europe.

Biographical Note

Martin Bowman has also written more than a dozen titles on the ‘Mighty Eighth' over the past 20 years including three highly-successful volumes in Osprey's Combat Aircraft series. Having interviewed many veterans over the years, he is the perfect author to describe the experiences of both Axis and Allied pilots. He is based in Norwich, UK.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 he graduated with honours, 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. Jim completed all the digital artwork in this volume. Mark Postlethwaite is a leading aviation artist and currently does all the cover artwork for the Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series for Osprey Publishing and is based in Leicester, UK. Mark completed the battlesene painting in this volume.

Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Strategic situation: A discussion of the situation facing Nazi Germany and the Allies in the final three years of the war
Design & Development
Technical Specifications
Combatants
Combat: A review of specific combat actions accompanied by biographical detail, first-hand accounts and photographs
Analysis: Statistical data showing the numbers of P-51s and Fw 190s lost in battle
Conclusion
Bibliography and further reading list

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