Bf 109D/E Aces 1939–41

Bf 109D/E Aces 1939–41 cover

Bf 109D/E Aces 1939–41

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The period covered in this volume was considered to be the 'glory years' for the Jagdwaffe fresh from the experience gained in the Spanish Civil War and for the Bf 109 in particular. Many famous pilots scored their first kills in the classic dogfights staged over Poland, Western Europe, the Channel and finally southern England. Some 40 Knight's Crosses were awarded in 1940 alone. However, after sweeping all before them in support of the Blitzkrieg across continental Europe, the Bf 109E pilots were to suffer badly during the Battle of Britain, the result of poor tactics inflicted upon them by the Luftwaffe High Command, and their mount's less then generous range.

Table of Contents

Birth of the Blitzkrieg/Guarding the North Sea Coast/Patrolling the Westwall/Scandinavian Sideshow/The Blitzkrieg Comes of Age/The Battle of Britain and After/Appendices

Product details

Published 15 Nov 1996
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781855324879
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 11
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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John Weal

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