Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943–45

Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943–45

Combat Aircraft 86
  • Author: Chris Thomas
  • Illustrator: Chris Thomas
  • Short code: COM 86
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2010
  • Number of Pages: 96
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The Typhoon was the RAF's heavyweight fighter-bomber of choice to support the British and Canadian armies during the invasion of northwest Europe. In this book Chris Thomas extols the great importance of the Typhoon wings in the ultimate Allied victory in Europe. He describes their destruction of German radar in the lead-up to D-Day, the use of large-scale rocket projectiles in land battles and pinpoint attacks on German command and control centres, which crippled the Wehrmacht's ability to respond quickly to Allied troop movements. But not everything went smoothly for the Typhoon wings. Their epic battle with highly effective German flak installations prompted Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst to remark 'I suppose that flying one of these aircraft was the most dangerous task the Air Force has ever asked anybody to do'.

Biographical Note

This is Chris Thomas' second book for Osprey, the first being the highly successful Aircraft of the Aces 27 - Typhoon and Tempest Aces. He has previously co-authored (with Christopher Shores) Typhoon and Tempest Story (1988) and four volumes of 2nd Tactical Air Force (2004-09). The son of a wartime Typhoon pilot, Chris is the Air-Britain specialist on the aircraft, and he wrote The Typhoon File and Warpaint No 5 - Typhoon. He has also created the profile artwork featured in this volume, bringing to bear his specialist knowledge of the markings and detailed appearance of the subject aircraft. Chris' artwork has been published in Air Enthusiast, Aeroplane Monthly, Flypast and Le Fana de l'Aviation. He also illustrated the 2nd Tactical Air Force series with more than 90 profiles of the various types employed by that force.


Early Deployment
Into Action
Rolling Thunder
‘Doom Pussy'
Patricia Lynn
Aussie Canberras
End Game
Appendices and plate commentaries

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