Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Aces of the Russian Front

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Aces of the Russian Front

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Of all the fronts fought on by the Jagdflieger during World War 2, the Russian, or Eastern, was easily the most lucrative in terms of targets for the experten. Marry an abundance of targets with the Luftwaffe's best piston-engined fighter of the war – Focke-Wulf's Fw 190 'Butcher Bird' – and it quickly becomes apparent why so many Jagdflieger achieved kills that passed the 100 victories mark. Flying in variable weather on a battlefront that was constantly changing, the Fw 190 pilots fought virtually to extinction in both the pure fighter and the crucial Schlacht ground attack roles. Aircraft of the Aces 6 and 37 are also available in a single volume as 'German Aces of the Russian Front'.

Table of Contents

'Exeunt Omnes'/Familiarisation/JG 51 in Combat/JG 54 - Enter the 'Green Hearts'/...And Others/Zitadelle/Schlachtflieger/JG 51 Reverts to Type…/…But the 'Green Hearts' Soldier On/Too Little, Too Late/'Finis'/Appendices

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Published 11 Sep 1995
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 100
ISBN 9781855325180
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 100 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 6
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mike Chappell

MIKE CHAPPELL comes from an Aldershot family with…

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