He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front

He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front cover

He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front

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The twin-engined He 111 was the mainstay of the Luftwaffe's bomber arm at the start of World War ll. Accompanied by the Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber, it provided the aerial striking power for all the early Blitzkrieg campaigns, sweeping all before it throughout the first 12 months of hostilities. Although it was found wanting when faced by the RAF during the Battle of Britain, it gained new renown on the Eastern Front. The He 111 bomber was in action against the Russians from the first day of the war until the last. It played a part in all the major battles and was employed in a wide variety of roles, including operating as a strategic bomber, torpedo-bomber (over both the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea), train-buster, interim nightfighter and, latterly, as an auxiliary transport.

Product details

Published 20 Jul 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781780963099
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 80 b/w
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 100
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Illustrator

John Weal

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