Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943–45

Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943–45 cover

Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943–45

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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'.

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Early Deployment /Into Action /Rolling Thunder /'Doom Pussy' /Patricia Lynn /Aussie Canberras /B-57G /End Game /Appendices and plate commentaries

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Published 10 Sep 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846039737
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 86
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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